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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
UAll Aboard Statusstswin.exe"All Aboard! Internet Connection Sharing status icon"
YAntiVir XPAVwin.exe"AntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic - antivirus"
YApvxdAPVXDWIN.EXE"Part of Panda Antivirus and Internet Security. Required to enable permanent virus protection"
YApvxdwinAPVXDWIN.EXE"Part of Panda Antivirus and Internet Security. Required to enable permanent virus protection"
XCi ServsSysTuwin.exe"Added by the AGENT-NIQ TROJAN!"
XCTFMONwin.exe"Added by the VBS.RUNAUTO.G WORM!"
XDistributed File Systemwin.exe"Added by the MYFIP.AB WORM!"
XDos Prompt Loadercygwin.exe"Added by the SDBOT-VV WORM!"
XDRam rare procupdaterarwin.exe"Added by the RBOT-GQW WORM!"
Xinfwininfwin.exe"VX2.Transponder parasite updater/installer related"
Xlnwin.exelnwin.exe"Added by the DLOADR-ATC TROJAN!"
NMania Win RestoreRESWIN.EXEPinball Mania for Windows from 21st Century Entertainment LTD (1995). Runs briefly at start-up then terminates. Available via Start -> Programs
XMicr Update Systemupwin.exe"Added by the SDBOT.YS WORM!"
XMicrosoft Device Managersvcswin.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-YH TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerwin.exe"Added by the SDBOT.AK WORM!"
XMicrosoft Windows Explorerexplorewin.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.WORM.212480.H WORM!"
XMicrosoft Windows Files Loadercgy32win.exe"Added by the RBOT-AXR WORM!"
XMS Network Controlmswin.exe"Added by the DUMBA TROJAN!"
XMSN Registry loadermsmnwin.exe"Added by the KELVIR.FK WORM!"
XMsnWinmessagewin.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-D TROJAN!"
XMSWinmswin.exe"Added by the BANKER-CU TROJAN!"
XNetworknetwin.exe"Added by the SILLYFDC-CG WORM!"
Xnsdcmd vid processnsdcmdwin.exe"Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!"
Xregdiitwin.exe"Added by the VBSAUTO-A WORM!"
XRemote Procedure Callswin.exe"Added by the SDBOT-QI WORM!"
Xruningwin.exe"Added by the DELF-LC TROJAN!"
XSafeSafeWin.exe"Added by the FOCOSENHA TROJAN!"
NSFPvzSFPWin.EXEVerizon Online Support Center - prompts for online updates
XsmsgerWin.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
Xstartwinstartwin.exe"Added by the ANTIMAN.A WORM!"
Xstup1db0t_win.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
Xsvchostwin.exe"Added by the VBSAUTO-A WORM!"
Usys32cmdsys32win.exe"Active Keylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
Usys32sqlsys32win.exe"Active Keylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
XSysStartsyswin.exe 1"Added by the AUTORUN-EY WORM!"
XSystam13speedwin.exe"Added by the RBOT.GVH BACKDOOR!"
XSystemserwin.exe"Added by the LDPINCH-BN TROJAN!"
XSystem Information Managerwin.exe"Added by the SDBOT-MU WORM!"
XSysWinSysWin.exe"Added by the IRCCONTACT TROJAN!"
XTask managerUPDATEWIN.exe"Added by the RBOT.BBS WORM!"
Xwin.exewin.exe"Added by the PODROP-C TROJAN!"
XWin32 NDISNdiswin.exe"Added by the RBOT.AMG WORM!"
Xwincomvbrun6win.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-AFK WORM!"
XWindows LoL Layerwin.exe"Added by the RBOT-FTO WORM!"
XWindows Sound Emulatorsnd32_win.exe"Added by the ATNAS.A WORM!"
XWINDOWS SYSTEMwin.exe.exe"Added by the MYTOB.FA WORM!"
XWindows32win.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-KN WORM!"
XWinhostwin.exe"Added by the DLOADER-AP TROJAN!"
XWinsock driverwin.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
YWPCycle.exeWpCycleWin.exe"Added when selecting Mplayer2 to open media files. Forces other codes to Wait for Previous instructions to end
Nxswinxswin.exe"Installed with a Xerox Work Centre Pro 555. Unchecking it removes an ""out of system memory"" error"
YZENworks Imaging ServiceZISWin.exe"Imaging Agent. Part of Novell's ZenWorks - "Complete End-to-End Directory-enabled Network Management""

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.