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  • "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
Xbin32hpuppstub.exe"PrecisionPop adware"
XCas2Stubcas2stub.exe"CasinoClient adware"
XCasStubcasstub.exe"Added by the CASS-A TROJAN!"
Xdnamd140113.a.Stub.EXE"Added by the STUB_A TROJAN!"
Xempine121307.Stub.exe"Delfin Media Viewer adware related"
UInstallstubinstallstub.exe"Tool for Outlook and Outlook Express from Plaxo for organising and keeping contacts organised and updated and providing online access to your contacts and access from PDA or mobile phone"
UKBDKbdStub.EXEKey Watcher from HP - watches for Multimedia Keys on HP keyboards
XlaltinL90112201.Stub.exe"Delfin Media Viewer adware related"
Xmotoinmm15201518.Stub.exe"Delfin Promulgate adware variant"
XPGStub.exe[various filenames]Unidentified adware
NQTSTUB.EXEQtstub.exePart of an old version of the Quick Tax application. It enables Quick Tax Calendar Popup to show tax calendar reminders
YRavStubravstub.exe"Rising antivirus"
Xscains030109.Stub.exe"Delfin Media Viewer adware related"
Xservicestub.exeservicestub.exe"Added by the RBOT.CN BACKDOOR!"
Xsvtcinn20050308.a.Stub.EXE"Added by the N20050308 TROJAN!"
?Sxplogsxpstub.exe"Part of CA Unicenter Software Delivery - manage software across various systems
XWeb OfferezPopStub.exe"eZula TopText adware"
XWeb OfferezStub.exe"eZula TopText adware"
XWeb Offervl_ezstub.exe"eZula TopText adware"
XWindows UpdateSecretStub.exe"Added by the SRAMLER.C WORM!"

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.