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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
YAVWUpd32AVWUPD32.EXE"AntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic - updater"
NCheckCustomWorksUpdateCheckCWupdate.exe"Update checker
XConfiguration Loadedwupdated.exe"Added by the MOEGA or MOEGA.AG or MOEGA.AP WORMS!"
Ucwupdatecwupdate.exe"ContentProtect from ContentWatch - internet filter"
Xewupdaterewupdater.exe"EasyWebSearch adware updater"
Xgotnewupdate000.exegotnewupdate000.exe"Added by the FAKEAV-BGA TROJAN!"
ULGODDFUfwupdate.exeAuto firmware update program for LG Electronics CD-ROM/DVD writer
Xmicrosft windows updatesmwupdate32.exe"Added by a variant of the TOXBOT/CODBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft 64 Bit Runtime Updaterwupdt64.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Corp Updateswupdates.exe"Added by the RBOT-AUU WORM!"
XMicrosoft DirectXwupdate.exe"Added by the RBOT-L WORM!"
XMicrosoft Generic Update Managerwupdate.exe"Added by the RBOT-AWC TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Update Machinewupdt32x.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Update Machinewupdate32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Windows Update Servicewupdmgr32.exe"Added by the DOS.AUTOCAT TROJAN!"
XMicrosoftCorpwupdate.exe"Added by the AGENT-LAY TROJAN!"
XMicrosoftNAPCwupdate.exe"Added by the AGENT-LAY TROJAN!"
XMSUpdatewupd.exe"Added by the ALADINZ.M TROJAN!"
XMSWUpdate[path to worm]"Added by the SILLYFD-V WORM! The most common filename is lsass.exe but it not the legitimate lsass.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
Xnapv.exewupdate.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-JX BACKDOOR!"
XSystem Updatewupdmgr.exe"Added by the SOROMO-A TROJAN!"
XSystem Update2wupdmgr.exe"Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN!"
XUpDatawupdata.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-AA TROJAN!"
Xupdaterwupdater.exe"KeenVal adware"
XWebSUpdaterwupda.exe"Added by the STARTPAGE.C TROJAN!"
XWin Server Updtwupdt.exe"Added by the IMISERV.A TROJAN!"
Xwin updatewupda32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.J WORM!"
Xwin updatewupdate.exe"Added by the RBOT-P BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Micro Driverswupdates32.exe"Added by the RBOT-AEH WORM!"
XWindows Serviceswupdate.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.ZT WORM!"
XWINDOWS SYSTEMwupdate.exe"Added by the MYTOB-HT WORM!"
XWindows Updatewupdate.exe"Wengs adware"
XWindows Updatewupdmgr.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-FC TROJAN and variants!"
XWindows Update GUI Executable x32xwupdategux32.exe"Added by the RBOT.CXY WORM!"
XWindows Update Managerwupdmngr.exe"Added by the RANDEX.BTB WORM!"
XWindows Update Managerwupdate.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XWindows Update Manager for NTwupdmgr32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.AH WORM!"
XWindows Updaterwupdmgr32.exe"Added by a variant of the DOS.AUTOCAT TROJAN!"
XWindows Updaterwupdate.exe"Added by the WOOTBOT.AJ WORM!"
XWindowsupdatewupdmgr98.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XWindowsUpdateManagerwupdmng.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.OE BACKDOOR!"
XWinShowUpdatecopy [path] [path] winshow.dll"Winshow parasiate related - from the ""RunOnce"" keys it replaces ""winshow.dll"" with a new version"
XWUPDiglmtray.exe"Added by the TZET WORM!"
Xwupdsymcsvc.exe"Added by the ABWIZ.C TROJAN!"
Xwupdwin32.exe"Added by the ORSE-C TROJAN!"
Xwupd32wupd.exe"Added by the STRATION.EL WORM!"
Xwupdatewisvccz.exe"Added by the ORSE-B TROJAN!"
Xwupdatewi32.exe"Detected by Panda as Trustbid spyware"
XWUpdate1037v.exe"Added by the CLAGGER-AR TROJAN!"
XWupdate driver[various filenames]"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
XWupdate driverwupdadte.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-CQ WORM!"
XWUpdatesWUpdates.exe"Added by the SWEPDAT TROJAN!"
XWupdm32Wupdm32.exe"Added by the MIDLAK WORM!"
Xwupdmgr32.exewupdmgr32.exe"Added by the CERTIF-I TROJAN!"
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.