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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
XCompaq Service Driverswinsvc.exe"Added by the SDBOT-AGD WORM!"
XGeneric Host Process for Win32 Serviceswinsvc.exe"Added by the SDBOT-O WORM!"
XMicrosoft Servicewinsvc.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-DB WORM!"
XMicrosoft Service Managerwinsvc.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! See here"
XMicrosoft Windows System Service Managerwinsvc.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.LR WORM!"
XNorton Updatewinsvc.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.ALP WORM!"
XSystem Manager Updateswinsvc.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.AEM WORM!"
XWindows ServiceWINSVC.EXE"Added by the SPYBOT-DH TROJAN!"
XWINDOWS SVCwinsvc.exe"Added by the MYTOB-EY WORM!"
XWINDOWS SYSTEMwinsvc.exe"Added by the MYTOB.LM WORM!"

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.