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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(default)winlog.exe"Added by the RBOT-CVY WORM! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the ""(Default)"" key in HKLM\Run and HKLM\RunServices in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blank"
XAntiVirwinlog.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-TJ TROJAN!"
Xicq litewinlog.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-TJ TROJAN!"
Xkey2winlog.exe"Added by the BAGLEDI-AL TROJAN!"
ULoginwinlog.exe"Salfeld Child Control - parental control software"
Xmsconfigwinlog.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-TJ TROJAN!"
XUpdate Checkerwinlog.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-TJ TROJAN!"
XWindows Firewall Logwinlog.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
XWindows Loggerwinlog.exe"Added by the NSHADOW-B TROJAN!"
XWindows Loginwinlog.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.MG WORM!"
XWindows Login Servicewinlog.exe"Added by the RBOT-AFN WORM!"
XWindows MSConfig Startup Loggerwinlog.exe"Added by the RBOT.BCU WORM!"
Xwinlogwinlog.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.DF WORM!"
Xwinlog managerwinlog.exe"Added by the DONBOMB.A TROJAN!"
Xwinlog.exewinlog.exe"Added by the BCKDR-RBJ 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.