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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
NActiveWordsAWMonitor.exe"ActiveWords from ActiveWord Systems
UAWMONAd-Watch.exe"Part of Lavasoft Ad-aware Plus - realtime spyware-monitor watching your memory and registry for spyware that tries to install or change your system"
UAWMONAd-Monitor.exe"F-Secure Anti-Spyware"
UDDWMonddwmon.exe"Direct Disc Writer Event Monitor from TOSHIBA"
NDigitalWizard MonitordwMon.exe"InstallShield's DigitalWizard - free
Ulxdwmon.exelxdwmon.exeLexmark 7600 Series printer device monitor
XMicrosoft Viewer Monitor Managerviewmon.exe"Added by the XPAK.A TROJAN!"
NNkVwMon.exeNkVwMon.exeNikon View - for transferring pictures from Nikon digital cameras
UPC Dynamics SdwMon32sdwmon32.exe"SafeHouse ""Personal Privacy"" protects and hides your private and personal photos
NWildwire MonitorWWMon.exeThis places a status icon on the taskbar for the DSL WildWire Tiger Modem. This is also a shortcut to the diagnostics utility for the DSL modem
Xwmonjusched.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-OW WORM! Note that this is not the legitimate Sun Microsystems file (of the same name) which is usually located in %Program Files%\Java\version number\bin. This one is located in %System%"
XWSAConfigurationwmon32.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.BAJ 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.