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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
XA New Windows Updaterw32NTupdt.exe"Added by the MYTOB.BM WORM!"
XAdobeReaderProupdt.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-VQ WORM!"
NCheck for One Touch Updatewiseupdt.exeChecks for updates for Visioneer OneTouch scanners
NCheck for TWS UpdatesWiseUpdt.exeInteractive Brokers - check for update to their standalone Java-based trading platform
XDealHelperUpdateDHUpdt.exe"DealHelper adware"
XEnh Win Updtenhupdt.exe"Adware - detected by Kaspersky as the ONECLICKNETSEARCH.H TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Updateaaupdt.exe"Added by the RBOT-RQ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Update Machinewinupdt.exe"Added by the RBOT-FP WORM!"
XMicrosoft Windows Secure Updaterpcxwinupdt.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
Xmsupdatesmsupdt.exe"Added by the RBOT-JO WORM!"
UPP2000 InstaupdatePPInupdt.exeProtector Plus anti-virus software - instant update program for virus data updates. Not required if you regularly update virus data manually
XSrchfstUpdatesrchupdt.exeSearchFast adware downloader
XStart Uppingiexplorerupdt.exe"Added by the RBOT-RR WORM!"
NUpdate GroksterWiseUpdt.exe"Automatically updates the Grokster file sharing software. Beware of adware and spyware when using this type of program
?Update TUTWiseUpdt.exe"??"
UVAIO Update 2VAIOUpdt.exeRelated to Sony Vaio Update service
XWin Server Updtwupdt.exe"Added by the IMISERV.A TROJAN!"
XWindows Update Monitoring Servicewinupdt.exe"Added by the RBOT-PL WORM!"
XWindUpdatesWinUpdt.exeWindupdates adware variant
Xwupdtwupdt.exe"Added by the IMISERV.A 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.