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Key:

  • "Y" - Normally leave to run at start-up
  • "N" - Not required - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary
  • "U" - User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary
  • "X" - Definitely not required - typically viruses, spyware, adware and "resource hogs"
  • "?" - Unknown



Startup Name Process Name Details
Xstartkeysvcmgr.exe"Added by the HIPPER-B TROJAN!"
Xstartkeyupdate.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-DG TROJAN!"
XstartkeyXMCHAI.EXE"Added by the BIFROSE-AO TROJAN!"
Xstartkeyexplore32.exe"Added by the BDOOR-MT BACKDOOR!"
XstartkeyCKOTS.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-HM TROJAN!"
XStartKeypligde.exe"Added by the BIFROSE.E TROJAN!"
XstartkeyRunWinRaR.exeAdded by a variant of the BIFROSE-LV TROJAN!
XstartkeyMysia.exeAdded by the CEP TROJAN!
Xstartkeyexplorer.exe"Added by the BCKDR-MLD BACKDOOR! Note - the legitimate Windows Explorer (same filename) is located in %Windir% and would not normally appear in Msconfig/Startup unless you added it manually! This one is located in %System%"
Xstartkeyfurzi.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-OK TROJAN!"
Xstartkeykrnl.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-S TROJAN!"
Xstartkeyroyale.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
Xstartkeyrtfmsv.exe"Added by the EDEPOL-C TROJAN!"
Xstartkeyscvhost.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-PM TROJAN!"
Xstartkeyserver.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-DB TROJAN!"
Xstartkeywin32i.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-R TROJAN!"
XstartkeywinampXP.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-OY TROJAN!"
Xstartkeysvchost32.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
Xstartkeywinlogin.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-PM TROJAN!"
Xstartkeyantivir.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-TO TROJAN!"
Xstartkeysvchost.exe"Added by the AGENT-FPL TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XStartKeymsnmsie.exe"Added by the BIFROSE.M BACKDOOR!"


DISCLAIMER: It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. I will not be held responsible if changes you make cause a system failure.

This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed via this method. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs that are currently running - not necessarily at startup. For a list of tasks/processes you should try WinTasks 5 Standard/Professional from LIUtilities or the list at AnswersThatWork. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first. An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL. If in doubt, don't do anything.