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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
X@winsys32.exe"Added by the DELF.CP BACKDOOR! Note that the entry under the Startup Item/Name field my be blank"
XAuto UpdatWindowsSys32.exe"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!"
XCompaq Service Driversntsys32.exe"Added by the RBOT.CIW WORM!"
XConfig Loadrwinsys32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-HN WORM!"
XConfigurationntsys32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-LN WORM!"
XConfiguration Loader ServiceWinsys32.exe"Added by the RBOT-YV WORM!"
XFirewall Controlssys32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-DGI WORM!"
?GrdSys32GrdSys32.exe"X-Stream ISP software. Offers free Net access funded by on-screen ads. Is it required or can you create your own dial-up networking connection to use on demand?"
XInternet Explorer Sys32isys32.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-ADA WORM!"
XLasErmaErmasys32.exe"Added by the LERMA-A WORM!"
?load=cfgsys32.exe"??"
XMicrosoftwinsys32.exe"Added by the RBOT-GSQ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorercrsys32.exe"Added by the RBOT.UZ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processwinsys32.exe"Added by the VIRUT.N VIRUS!"
XMicrosoft Systemmssys32.exe"Added by the PETTICK.A WORM!"
XMicrosoft System Checkuplibsys32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-ACK WORM!"
XMicrosoft Updatewinsys32.exe"Added by the RBOT.BD WORM!"
XMicrosoft Updaterwinsys32.exe"Added by the RBOT.RL WORM!"
XMicrosoftDriverService32drsys32.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.AKX BACKDOOR!"
XMsUpdater Systemudpsys32.exe"Added by the RBOT.AAA WORM!"
XNorton AntiVirus SysNAVsys32.exe"Added by a variant of the WOOTBOT WORM!"
Xnsdrivernssys32.exe"NetShagg adware"
Xnsys32nsys32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-SU WORM!"
XnVidia System Driversnvsys32.exe"Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See here"
Xrunwinsys32.exe"Added by the DELF.CP BACKDOOR!"
Xsdxsys32sdxsys32.exe"Added by the BROGGER-A TROJAN!"
XServicesprosys32.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
XShellExplorer.exe winsys32.exe"Added by the DELF.CP BACKDOOR! Note - do not delete the legitimate Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) which is located in %Windir% and can be used to launch other files. The ""winsys32.exe"" file is located in %Windir%"
Xsvcsys32svcsys32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-LL WORM!"
Xsys32SYS32.EXE"Added by the FLUX.E BACKDOOR! The file is located in %System%"
XSys32Sys32.exe"Added by the AUTORUN-KL WORM! The file is located in %Windir%"
XSystem File Startupsys32.exe"Added by the RBOT.OTL WORM!"
XSystem Netsys32.exe"Added by the FORBOT-FX WORM!"
Xsystemdll.dllwinsys32.exe"Added by the DELF.CP BACKDOOR!"
XUSB 2.0 DriverWinsys32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-QM WORM!"
XVideo Servicessys32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.PS WORM!"
XWin32 USB2 Driversys32.exe"Added by the WOOTBOT.X WORM!"
Xwindllsys32.exewindllsys32.exe"Added by a variant of the MITGLIE-A TROJAN!"
XWindows Configurationwsys32.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.FB WORM!"
XWindows Networkingwinsys32.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.FL WORM!"
XWindows StartupWinsys32.exe"Added by the RBOT.AAB WORM!"
XWINDOWS SYSTEMwinNTsys32.exe"Added by the MYTOB-DM WORM!"
XWindows Systemwinsys32.exe"Added by the MYTOB-IS WORM!"
XWindows System ConfigurationWINSYS32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.AXK WORM!"
XWindows System32winsys32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-AHS WORM!"
XWindows TMwindowssys32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XWinsock2 driverntsys32.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-DD WORM!"
XWinSys32Winsys32.exe"Added by the CIGIVIP TROJAN or RECKUS WORM!"
Xwinsys32 Driverwinsys32.exe"Added by the LOONY-O TROJAN!"
XWINTASKsys32.exe"Added by the MYTOB.K WORM!"
Xwmsys32wmsys32.exe"Added by the BANPAES.B 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.