Support Forum Articles File Help Startup DB Tips Service DB Hijack This! Analyzer


NEW HijackThis automated log analyzer! Get your logs analyzed INSTANTLY!

If you're not finding what you're looking for please go to this forum and submit a new startup entry.


  • "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
XAddrPlus3[path] stup.exe [path] Adplus.dll Rundll32"TCent adware"
XMyFastAccessmyfastupdate.exeMy-Fast-Access toolbar updater
Xoutpostupdateoutpostupdate.exe"Added by the COSIAM-C TROJAN!"
XPCHEasySearchSTUpdate.exePCH EasySearch bar
XSdScans**stup_tmp.#32"Added by the SDSCAN.A TROJAN - where ** are random upper case letters"
XSrchfstUpdatesrchupdt.exeSearchFast adware downloader
Xstup138762763.exe"Added by the FIRESPY-A TROJAN! It will attempt to register the dropped component as a Firefox plugin and begin monitoring the user's browsing habits
Xstup[path to trojan]"Added by the AGENT-CIL TROJAN!"
Xstup.exestup.exe"Added by the QQROB.LE TROJAN!"
Xstup1db0t_win.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
NStupAssistStupAssist.exeAssociated with Nikon digital cameras
XSystUphesalgesetp.exe"Added by the QQPASS-AM TROJAN!"
XWindows Updatedllhostup.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-NB TROJAN!"

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.