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Start Up Applications B
By  Super Admin  | Published  03/28/2005 | Start Up Applications | Rating:
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Close Program/Task Manager
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.

Operating System Differences
A number of entries are repeated due to the way that different operating systems display startup items. For example, WinMe lists "POPROXY.EXE" as "Norton eMail Protect" in both MSCONFIG and the registry whereas WinXP lists it as "Poproxy" in MSCONFIG and "Noeton eMail Protect" in the registry.

To avoid the list becoming too large, all VIRUSES are shown using the registry version which is common to all Windows versions.

Alternatively use your browsers search facility - Ctrl+F for IE users.

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

Use your browsers search facility - Ctrl+F for IE users.

N B'sCLiP BSCLIP.exe CD recording utility that comes with a lot of CDR/CDRW drives and isn't required
N B.Reader remin.exe Birthday Reminder 5.0 - as the name implies
X b3d BDEsecureinstall.exe B3d Projector foistware - periodically trys to access the internet. (1) Uninstall it via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs. (2) Remove the BDEsecureinstall.exe if still present in C:\Windows\System. (3) Disable and ideally delete it from the registry. (4) Remove the "BDE" directory and all its contents
X b3dUpdate Zupdate.exe B3d Projector foistware - periodically trys to access the internet. (1) Uninstall it via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs. (2) Remove the BDEsecureinstall.exe if still present in C:\Windows\System. (3) Disable and ideally delete it from the registry. (4) Remove the "BDE" directory and all its contents
U b9 B9.exe FireTrust Benign - allows you to receive e-mail which is safe from viruses, worms, scripts, web bugs, privacy threats and other security risks, without affecting your e-mail. "Benign neutralizes or strips out the code that makes viruses, worms, scripts and other potentially harmful things run"
X b99 msmm.exe ClientMan parasite variant
X babeie rundll32 cnbabe.dll, dllstartup CommonName Toolbar spyware. To uninstall see here
N Babylon Client Babylon.exe Babylon-Pro is a powerful information tool that instantly provides relevant information, translations & conversions for any word or value you click on"
N Babylon Translator Babylon.exe "Babylon-Pro is a powerful information tool that instantly provides relevant information, translations & conversions for any word or value you click on"
U BackgroundSwitcher bgswitch.exe Background Switcher Powertoy. Included with the last beta version of the XP Powertoys. Whenever a user right clicked his desktop and chose properties he could see a new tab which allowed him to enable a "Desktop Slide Show." This would automatically change the Windows Desktop at an interval specified by the user. Available here
N Backpack UDF bpudfmon.exe Backpack UDF packet writing software for Microssolutions' Back Pack external CD-RW drive. Similar to DirectCD. Run manually before insert an appropriately formatted CD-RW disk
U BackupExecScheduler besch.exe Veritas "Back Up My PC" software
? BackupNotify backupnotify.exe HP Digital Imaging related. What does it do and is it required?
N BackWeb backweb.exe Automatically detects an internet connection and downloads any available updates. Typical on Compaq and HP PC's but not restricted to those OEM's. Resource hog and often causes malfunctions. Available via Start -> Programs
N Backwork Backwork.exe Backwork trojan detector
U BACPI10 bacpi10a.exe Known as "PowerKey" - a minimalistic keyboard driver that allows power management keys on BTC keyboards to function properly in older OS's (i.e. Win95/98/NT4). Also adds an icon to the system tray
N BacsTray BacsTray.exe Broadcom Advanced Control Suite - for modems and set top boxes based upon Broadcom chipsets. Not required unless you have networking problems
X BADDATE BADDATE.EXE Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!
X BagleAV csrss.exe Added by the NETSKY.AB WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X Bakra IEHost.EXE IEDriver adware variant
X Band-Aid [path to file] Added by the RANKY.O TROJAN!
U Banpopup by Pratik Banpopup.exe Banpopup - popup killer
X Bar Ding lolt Analiz.exe Added by the RBOT-RP WORM!
X bargains bargains.exe BargainBuddy foistware
X bargains bargainbuddy.exe BargainBuddy foistware
? Bart Station station.sbrt Related to PeoplePC ISP. May be a dialler for dial-up accounts?
N bascstray BascsTray.exe Broadcom Advanced Control Suite - for modems and set top boxes based upon Broadcom chipsets. Not required unless you have networking problems
X Bat secure2.bat Added by the ZCREW.C TROJAN!
N Batchreg1 N/A Part of the Windows System Recovery process. Added to the registry via Msbatch.inf. The existence of this key or process after the last reboot during installation indicates an unsuccessful installation, as that key should be deleted automatically. See here
U BatInfEx rundll32.exe Displays battery status information on an IBM Thinkpad
U Battery Scope batmgr.exe Monitors battery levels on a notebook/laptop PC
U BatteryBar batterybar.exe BatteryBar - displays battery usage, and the current percentage of battery power left
X BatzBack BatzBack.scr Added by the BACKZAT WORM!
U BAUSB BAUSB.exe Boston Acoustics Audio, USB driver
X bawindo bawindo.exe Added by the BEAGLE.AR or BEAGLE.AU WORMS!
U BayMgr DockApp.exe Hot-swappable drive management on laptops allowing you to change drives without closing down Windows. Only required if you frequently swap bay devices 
U Bayswap bayswap.exe Hot-swappable drive management on Compaq Notebooks which allows you to swap drives without closing down Windows. Only required if you frequently swap bay devices
U Bayswap2 TbUpdate.exe Hot-swappable drive management on Compaq Notebooks which allows you to swap drives without closing down Windows. Only required if you frequently swap bay devices
? BBDial BT Broadband.exe Part of BT Broandband - is it required?
N bbSysTray bbSysTray.exe Philips CD-RW related - "the 'Blue Button' feature gives users the chance to receive convenient online support for their possible device problems or questions"
U bbui bbui.exe AOL DSL status monitor displaying a red/green icon indicating if you have a connection
U bca bca.exe BeClean Agent - registry, history, temp files, etc cleaner
U BCDetect bcdetect.exe Bcdetect.exe searches the system to make sure Creative drivers are installed for the video card. It loads the BlasterControl when the drivers are detected. Your choice - try it and see
Y BCMDMMSG bcmdmmsg.exe BCM voicemodem driver. Required for dial-up if you have one of these modems
U BCMHal rundll32.exe bcmhal9x.dll, bcinit BlasterControl for Creative video cards - controls for desktop settings, monitor configuration, colour adjustments and performance tuning. May be needed to retain settings
Y BCMSMMSG BCMSMMSG.exe BCM voicemodem driver. Required for dial-up if you have one of these modems
? bcmwltry bcmwltry.exe Broadcom Corporation Wireless Network Tray Applet. Is it required?
N BCNT bcnt.exe AWS Weatherbug related. What does it do?
X BCPC bcpc.exe BroadcastPC adware variant
X bcpc_c bcpc_c.exe BroadcastPC adware variant
U BCTweak bctweak.exe BlasterControl for Creative video cards - controls for desktop settings, monitor configuration, colour adjustments and performance tuning. May be needed to retain settings
N Bcvsrv32 bcvsrv32.exe Added by the GAOBOT.BQJ WORM!
N BCWipeTM bcwipetm.exe BCWipe Task Manager - scheduler for BCWipe so that it runs at convenient times. You can set a time for running the task, as well as special options for the task. Run manually when needed
Y BDMCon Bdmcon.exe BitDefender antivirus
Y BDNewsAgent bdnagent.exe BitDefender antivirus - updater
Y BDOESRV bdoesrv.exe Bitdefender 8 antivirus and firewall
Y BDSwitchAgent bdswitch.exe Bitdefender 8 antivirus and firewall
N BearShare bearshare.exe BearShare file sharing client. Versions known to include spyware - see here
? BEEI beei.exe ??
? BEHL BEHL.exe ??
? BEHLO BEHLO.exe ??
N Belkin PCMCIA WLAN Monitor monitorbk.exe Belkin USB Network Adapter Management utility - can be started manually
U BelNotify [path] NPBelv32.dll, RunDll32_BelNotify "BelTech enables licensees to offer automated, Web-based problem resolution to their end-users. BelTech allows the end-user to simply go to a web page and automatically resolve their problem or point them to the right solution. BelTech Manager allows non-programmers to rapidly and easily deploy and maintain this service"
? BELORVBI BELORVBI.exe ??
? Belsta.exe Belsta.exe Configuration tool for Belkin wireless network cards. Required to change the card’s configuration. Is it required for correct operation once the confuiguration is changed?
X Belt Belt.exe Transponder parasite updater/installer
X Benadril Alert Tool benadrilalert.exe Plug-in for WeatherBug advising when pollen count in your area is high - prompting you to buy Benadril
N BestPopUpKiller BestPopupKiller.exe Popup killer of dubious repute by SwankSoft.com. For more info about the company, do a search for 'SwankSoft' on this web page on "Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites"
Y bg bullguard.exe Bullguard antivirus and firewall. The P2P version is free with KaZaA Media Desktop and Grokster
U BGInfo Bginfo.exe BGinfo automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop's background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more
Y BGNewsAgent bgnewsag.exe BullGuard antivirus updater
N bgsmsnd bgsmsnd.exe Printer driver to generate PDF files from any program
N BHOCop BHOCop.exe ZDNet's BHO Cop that lets you see what browser helper objects are installed. Useful for detecting spyware
U BHODemon 2.0 BHODemon.exe BHODemon "protects you from unknown Browser Helper Objects (BHOs), by letting you enable/disable them individually. When running, it also monitors your Registry and alerts you when a BHO is installed. Best of all, BHODemon knows about the most common BHOs - the good ones, and the not-so-good ones!". If you prefer forgoing resident protection, the application can also be run on demand
X BIE Rundll32.exe BDSrHook.dll, Rundll32 BDplugin parasite
N bigfix BIGFIX.EXE BigFix can automatically download and read technical support information provided by computer and software manufacturers and other technical support experts (published in the form of Fixlet® Messages) and can automatically check your computer for bugs, configuration conflicts, and security holes. Should only be started manually as it's a resource hog
U BigPond Toolbar bpumTray.exe Telstra BigPond Toolbar - "Introducing the free and easy to use BigPond Toolbar that is designed to make your internet experience and managing your Telstra internet account a whole lot easier"
N BigPondCable bpcable.exe Telstra Bigpond Cable login software - can be started manually
N Billminder Billmind.exe Can be setup in Quicken to remind user of due payments. Available via Start -> Programs
X bin32hpu ppstub.exe PrecisionPop adware
X bingdian Bingdian.vbs Added by the BINGD WORM!
? Bingo Charm charms.exe Some kind of screen icon kind of like desk flag, but it gives you a choice of icons?
X Bios Bios32.exe Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!
X BIOS1 BIOS1.EXE Added by the OPASERV.T WORM!
? BIOVCIP BIOVCIP.exe ??
Y BitDefender Communicator xcommsvr.exe BitDefender antivirus
U BitDefender for MSN Messenger msnmon.exe Bitdefender anti-virus for MSN Messenger. Unless you have MSN Messenger running all the time start it manually
U BitDefender for Yahoo! Messenger yahmon.exe BitDefender Antivirus for Yahoo! Messenger - free AV add-on for Yahoo! Messenger
Y BitDefender Live! Init bdinit.exe BitDefender antivirus
Y BitDefender Scan Server bdss.exe BitDefender antivirus
Y BitDefender Virus Shield vsserv.exe BitDefender antivirus
Y bitdefenderlive avxlive.exe Main program of BitDefender virus scanner/firewall
U BitDefender_P2P_Startup BitDefender_P2P_Startup.exe Bitdefender anti-virus for file transfers via internet messaging clients such as ICQ and MSN Messenger. Unless you have these running all the time start it manually
N BitWare Print Monitor bwprnmon.exe FaxServe network fax software
N BJ Printer Status Monitor Cjstsr.exe Canon BJ printer status monitor
N BJ Status Monitor 5xx CJSTRxx.EXE Canon printer status monitor - where "xx" is different depending upon the version. Not required as you can check the printer status via My Computer -> Printers

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    The Broadcom Wireless Configuration Utility BCMWLTRY.EXE is essential for establishing a Wireless Network Connection. If its icon does not appear in the System Tray's Notification Area, and the Wireless Network Connection Status is "Not Connected", open the C:WINDOWSsystem32 folder and double-click on BCMWLTRY.EXE to start the utility, and proceed from there. (The red wave-peak w/ green broadcast waves icon should appear in the tray.)
     
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