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By Super Admin
Published on 03/28/2005
 
Starting with letter D

Start Up Applications D Page 1

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.

Y D-Link Air USB Utility AirCFG.exe D-Link wireless PCI adapter related
Y D-Link Air Utility AirCFG.exe D-Link wireless PCI adapter related
N D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Utility WLANMON.exe D-Link Air Plus Wireless PC modem connection monitor
N D066UUtility D066UUTY.EXE TWAIN driver for the CanoScan D660U flatbed scanner. Start scanning via your scanner management software
X d3dupdate.exe bbeagle.exe Added by the BEAGLE.A WORM!
U D4 D4.exe Dimension 4 - network time synchronization freeware - starts-up, adjusts the system clock, then shuts down
N DACONFIGEXE daconfig.exe 3Com NIC Diagnostics. Available via Start -> Programs
Y DadApp dadapp.exe "DadApp is the SW utility that controls the programmable buttons on Dell Laptops. Not required, but should be left in because it can create a hassle and doesn't always restore functionality to those buttons once unchecked and rechecked" - direct from Dell
N Daemon DAEMON32.EXE Pre-loads game profiles for MS Sidewinder game controllers prior to release 2.0 of the software. Recommend upgrade. Available via Start -> Programs
U Daemon Daemon.exe Daemon Tools - used to map an image-file (.iso, .bin etc) to a virtual CD/DVD-drive
X Daemon daemon.exe c daemon2.exe Added by the SELOTIMA.A WORM!
U DAEMON Tools-1033 Daemon.exe Daemon Tools - used to map an image-file (.iso, .bin etc) to a virtual CD/DVD-drive
N Daily Planner dayplan.exe Daily Planner - discontinued, and now part of KMCS Deluxe System Suite. Tool to plan your days, and check activities off as you complete them
X Danton* [random filename] Added by the DANTON TROJAN! where * = random number
N Dap DAP.exe Download Accelerator Plus from Speedbit. Download manager for resuming downloads, amongst other features. Available via Start -> Programs. Note that the free version is adware based
X DarkDevil.Grasiele.BR Grasiele.VBS Added by the LEMBRA WORM!
? DashIE N/A Could be related to "Dash Power Shopping" tool bar in IE?
X dasxdads fsdqd.exe Added by the GAOBOT.BIQ WORM!
X Data System.dat.vbs Added by the BISCUIT.A WORM!
N Data LifeGuard BACKWE~1.EXE Data LifeGuard diagnostic tools for Western Digital's series of hard drives
N Data LifeGuard LifeLine Lite installer DLGLI.EXE Backweb installer - see here
X Data789 Regedit.exe ....data789.tmp Homepage hijacker
X DATABASE MySql [path] repcale.exe [path] beird.exe Added by a variant of the RANDON.AN WORM!
N DataCaching FlashKsk.exe SmartMedia Card management from the installation of a SanDisk reader for a camera's SmartMedia card and also adds the "Unplug and Eject Hardware" System Tray icon
U DataLayer DataLayer.exe Nokia PC Suite 5 - "A collection of powerful tools that you can use to manage your phone features and data." Synchronize the phone with, for example Outlook. You can also use it to browse your phone, edit the phone list and so on
N DataViz Messenger DvzMsgr.exe DataViz Documents to Go - "allows you to use your Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on your handheld anywhere, anytime. In addition, it now synchronizes e-mail with attachments, PDF files, pictures and Excel-like charts"
X Datcheck datcheck.exe Added by the KEYPANIC TROJAN!
X Date Manager datemanager.exe Date Manager - calender program. Spyware/adware based provided by The Gator Corporation
? Datechecker N/A Could be related to this?
X DateMakerIntl DateMakerIntl.exe Premium rate adult content dialler
X DAupdate DAupdate.exe NavEnhance adware
? DAW9532.exe DAW9532.EXE Loaded during installation of some 3Com network cards. Enables their DynamicAccess desktop management software. Is it required?
U DayToday DAYTODAY.EXE DayToday from RoboMagic Software Corp. Displays the date on the taskbar
U DAZEL Delivery Agent DcDaemon.exe Control and send documents, etc, to any destination - see here
N dbserv dbserv.exe Database Server for Norton Ghost on Win2k Pro. Ghost works fine when it is disabled
X DCE Manager dcemgr.exe Added by the TUMAG TROJAN!
U DCfssvc dcfssvc.exe Associated with digital cameras and can cause problems which disappear if disabled. If this program is unchecked in startup, your camera will not cause your computer to open a pop-up window when you connect it. Leave enabled if you can't load pictures from your camera/dock - Kodak's dock is an example
U dcfssve dcfssvc.exe Associated with digital cameras and can cause problems which disappear if disabled. If this program is unchecked in startup, your camera will not cause your computer to open a pop-up window when you connect it. Leave enabled if you can't load pictures from your camera/dock - Kodak's dock is an example
N DDCActiveMenu DDCActiveMenu.exe Digital Distribution Channel - formally part of the WildTangent on-line games delivery service. Note that WildTanget's privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the case
N DDCM DDCMan.exe Digital Distribution Channel - formally part of the WildTangent on-line games delivery service. Note that WildTanget's WildTangent on-line games delivery service. Note that WildTanget's privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the case" target="_blank">privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the case
N DDCMan DDCMan.exe Digital Distribution Channel - formally part of the WildTangent on-line games delivery service. Note that WildTanget's WildTangent on-line games delivery service. Note that WildTanget's privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the case" target="_blank">privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the case
X ddeproc ddeproc.exe Associated with Webcelerator - spyware. Read eAcceleration's privacy statement here
X DDialler DDialler.exe Adult content dialler
? DDT N/A ??
X de32gen de32gen.exe Added by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!
N DeadAIM rundll32.exe DeadAIM.ocm, ExportedCheckODLs DeadAIM - feature enhancing product for AOL's Instant Messenger program
X DealHelperBrwsr dhbrwsr.exe DealHelper adware
X DealHelperDown download.exe DealHelper adware
X DealHelperUpdate DHUpdt.exe DealHelper adware
X Debug DebugW32.exe Added by the GUBED TROJAN Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X deejay forboo.exe Added by the FORBOT-AY WORM!
X Default explore.vbs Added by the ALLEM WORM!
X Default mtask.vbe Added by the ALLEM WORM!
X default shell32.exe Added by the BINGHE TROJAN!
X Default System Research vhchost.exe Added by the TARNO.I TROJAN!
X Default web browser IexpIore.exe Added by the OBLIVION.B TROJAN! Note - do not confuse "IexpIore.exe" with "iexplore.exe" (Internet Explorer), the first has a captial "i" in place of lower case "L"
X Default_Page_URL http://find.naupoint.com Naupoint browser hijacker
X Default_Search_URL http://find.naupoint.com Naupoint browser hijacker
X defragm_check defragment.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant
U defwatch defwatch.exe Detects out-of-date virus definitions for Norton Anti-Virus Corporate Edition and runs the Defwatch Wizard. Only required if you don't update the virus definitions manually on a regular basis
U Delay delayrun.exe On HP PCs this program is used to help prevent conflicts or timing issues on fast computers
U Delayrun delayrun.exe On HP PCs this program is used to help prevent conflicts or timing issues on fast computers
? delcab deltreew.exe C:cabs ??
X Delete Me worm.exe Added by the DOOMHUNTER WORM!
N Dell AIO Printer A*** dlbabmgr.exe Dell AIO Printer A*** related (*** = model). Not Required at Startup
N Dell AIO Printer A*** dlbfbmgr.exe Dell AIO Printer A*** related (*** = model). Not Required at Startup
N Dell AIO Printer A*** dlbkbmgr.exe Dell AIO Printer A*** related (*** = model). Not Required at Startup
N Dell Alert DAMon.exe "Dell Alert" utility, that's supposed to make interaction with Support easier
N Dell QuickSet quickset.exe Dell taskbar icon allowing you to quickly change settings
? DellDMI delldmi.exe Possibly part of Dell OpenManage Client Instrumentation - software that allows remote management application programs to access information about, monitor the status of or change the state of the client computer, such as shutting it down remotely. Uses the DMI and/or common information model (CIM) protocols, which are systems management protocols defined by industry standards?
U DELLMMKB DELLMMKB.EXE Multimedia keyboard control for Dell based PCs - only required if you use the multimedia keys
N DellSC dellsc.exe Dell Solution Center - web-based troubleshooting tools and educational offerings
U DellTouch MMKeybd.exe Dell multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the additional keys
U DellTouch DELLMMKB.EXE Multimedia keyboard control for Dell based PCs - only required if you use the multimedia keys
X delmsbb delmsbb.exe nCase adware
X delsubmit rundll32.exe advpack.dll, DelNodeRunDLL32 submit.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant
? DelTmp DelTemp.exe Added to the startup list after installing a Creative SoundBlaster Audigy soundcard. Deletes temporary files once an installation is complete?
N DeltTray deltray.exe System Tray access to the control panel for the M-Audio Delta 44 PCI Analog Recording Interface. Available via a desktop shortcut, Start -> Programs or Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
? demon demon.exe Part of the French Wanadoo ADSL extense pack. What does it do and is it required?
U DepFrez frzstate.exe Deep Freeze from Hyper Technologies. "Freezes" the current software configuration so that an a re-boot all changes made refer back to their original settings. Not required for most users - more likely to be used by system administrators, for example
? Description of Shortcuts *.exe * seems to be a sequence of alphanumerics that can be different, i.e., 1960F8A9, 4EBD23F5, etc. Each of these files would appear to be a shortcut, i.e., 4EBD23F5 is actually Works Calender Reminder (found via a registry search)
X Desire desires.exe Adult content dialler
? desk-top-service desk-top-service.exe ??
X DeskAd Service DeskAdServ.exe Windupdates adware variant
N DeskColor DESKCOLOR.EXE Provides transparent icon text backgrounds and coloured icon text
N Deskflag Deskflag.exe DeskFlag - animated USA flag on the desktop
X DeskMateAutoUpdate DeskMateAutoUpdate.exe DeskMates: Virtual scantily clad girls enhance your desktop. BargainBuddy adware related
U Desksite CMA cma.exe DeskSite CMA siftware - "retrieves new content from the DeskSite Data Center"
X Desktop rundll32.exe msconfd.dll, Restore ControlPanel Added by the BOOKMARKER TROJAN!
X desktop desktop.exe Added by the SDBOT.MD WORM!
N Desktop Architect DATRAY.EXE Desktop theme manager available here - for managing the desktop appearance, fonts, sounds, etc
N Desktop Plant AZARE10S.PLT Vritual plant from here - this version is an Azalea, there are others so the filename may be different
X Desktop Search desktop.exe iSearch "Desktop Search" hijacker
? Desktop Service Centre DSC.exe OptusNet DSL or Dial-Up connection software - is it required?
N Desktop Weather THE WEATHER CHANNEL.exe Desktop Weather by The Weather Channel - provides current temperature, conditions, alerts, etc
N Desktop Weather 3 THE WEATHER CHANNEL.exe Desktop Weather 3 by The Weather Channel - provides current temperature, conditions, alerts, etc
N Desktop Weather 3 THEWEA~1.EXE Desktop Weather 3 by The Weather Channel - provides current temperature, conditions, alerts, etc
N desktopmgr desktopmgr.exe Synchronisation manager for the cradles for the Research In Motion range of wireless handhelds, including the "Blackberry"
U DesktopX DESKTOPX.EXE A program that replaces the regular Desktop and Taskbar, and can be changed to the user's liking
N deskup deskup.exe Adds Iomega Zip drive icons to the desktop
U detect idetect.exe iNTERNET Turbo from Clasys Ltd. "It accelerates any Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP internet connection in seconds". If you find it helps your connectivity leave it enabled
? detect turbodetect.exe ??
N Detector detector.exe USB port detector for LG scanners. Sits in the System Tray, and when it detects the scanner through the USB port, you can run the scanner software from the tray. It is not required at all, since you can use the scan software from almost any photo editing software
U DEventAgent eventagt.exe DEvent Agent Module client - part of Dell OpenManage and used for server management. Only required if you use this
X Device Configuration Loader msdvc32.exe Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!
U Device Detector DevDetect.exe Watches for external digital imaging products being connected from ACD Systems
N Device Detector 2 DevDtct2.exe Installed by various Olympus products, this program detects the active connection of a speech device (voice recorder, etc) to a USB port then runs specific client software used to access that device. The DevDtct2 process has a "high" priority level which can negatively impact system resources
U DeviceDiscovery hpotdd01.exe Detection of new imaging, printing and other peripherals on HP machines such as USB printers, cameras and Bluetooth products. "This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems"
X DevicePath Proyecto1.exe Added by the GRUEL WORM!
X DevicePath Root.exe Added by the GRUEL WORM!
U Devices olesvr.exe Salfeld Child Control 2003 - parental control software
U devldr16 devldr16.exe Associated with some Creative Labs sound cards.  Provides audio support for DOS applications.  Not needed if you don't have those. Required if you use "Sound Play Control" and "Sound Recorder". To disable: (1) Disable via MSCONFIG (2) Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager then disable "Creative SB16 Emulation" under Creative Miscellaneous Devices
? Devlog ?? ??
? Devlog devlog.exe Apparently mainboard/chipset related, by a French company called AS Media - what exactly is it, and is it required
? DGJM DGJM.exe ??
N dguard dguard.exe eAcceleration Stop-Sign related - not recommended, see note
X DHCP Server regsvr.exe Added by the RBOT-PR WORM!
Y dhcpagnt dhcpagnt.exe Intel DSL modem driver - leave enabled or you'll have to re-install the drivers
? DHNUXB DHNUXB.exe ??
N diagent diagent.exe System Tray access for Creative Diagnostics for the Creative SoundBlaster series soundcards. Available via Start -> Programs
X Dial22 dlm.exe Adult content dialler
X Dial33 dlm.exe Adult content dialler
X Dialer rundll32.exe msa32chk.dll Unidentfied malware
U Dialer Control dc.exe Dialer-Control. Detects and protects from premium rate p0rn diallers
U Dialer Detect dd.exe DialerDetect detects stealth installed premium rate diallers, and sounds the alarm when such a connection is being installed without you knowing it
U Dialgo SDK PhoneAnswer.exe Dialgo Wave Modem ActiveX - "Telephone Answering Machine for scripting your own professional call center business scripts using a voice modem. Features Caller-ID, Wave Playback, Wave Recording, Digit Monitoring, POP3 e-mail Manipulation, Speech Recognition and Synthesis"
X DialNet mxt32.exe Adult content dialler
N Dialog Box Assistant OSDEx.exe Dialog Box Assistant from Duality Software. Helps with the standard Open and Save As dialog boxes by showing recently used files and folders
N Dialog Helper PDDLGHLP.EXE Dialog Helper from PowerDesk Pro by Ontrack. Helps with the standard Open and Save As dialog boxes by showing recently used files and folders. Available via Start -> Programs
X DIECOX csrss.exe Added by a variant of the ATM.GEN TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X Diesel Recalculate.exe Added by the LAZAR TROJAN!
U DietK DietK.exe DietK - add-on for Kazaa Media Desktop; "removes all adware and popups, built in Download Accelerator, makes searches faster and helps produce more results"
U DigiCell DigiCell.exe MSI DigiCell - "the most useful and powerful utility that MSI has spent much research and efforts to develop, helps users to monitor and configure all the integrated peripherals of the system, such as audio program, power management, MP3 files management and communication / 802.11g WLAN settings. Moreover, with this unique utility, you will be able to activate the MSI well-known features, Live Update and Core Center"
X DigiD DigitalSound.exe Adware downloader


Start Up Applications D Page 2
N DigiGuide CLIENT.EXE TV guide and reminder
N DigiGuide client01.exe TV guide and reminder
N Digital Dashboard devgulp.exe For Compaq PC's. Loads Digital Dashboard options
N Digital Line Detect DLG.exe Detects whether your are plugged into a digital telephone line and displays the information graphically. Installed by Dell (and maybe others) and is included with all Connexant V.92 and Broadcom modems
N Digital River eBot downlo~1.exe Digital River Systems EBOT for downloading software from their site. In some cases, if you purchase software online for a download from a software manufacturer, you will be sent to this online company's site for the download after the purchase is complete. Read more here
X DigitalNames DigitalNamesStart.exe DigitalNames spyware variant
N DigitalWizard ISWizard.exe InstallShield's DigitalWizard - free, complete Digital Content Management Solution that makes it easy to experience digital content
N DigitalWizard Monitor dwMon.exe InstallShield's DigitalWizard - free, complete Digital Content Management Solution that makes it easy to experience digital content
N DIGStream digstream.exe DIGStream Cache Manager - part of ESPN Motion and Disney Motion that periodically check for new videos and indication they're available in the System Tray. Starting ESPN Motion/Disney Motion starts digstream automatically
U Dimension Dimension.exe Dimension - a program which lets you customize MSN messenger such as adding animated and coloured nicknames, personal toast creator, war tools (login flooder), and allows viewing and interacting with the raw MSN protocol
U Dimension4 d4.exe Dimension 4 - network time synchronization freeware - starts-up, adjusts the system clock, then shuts down
X Dino3 dino3.exe Related to Jurassic Park III and enables a dinosaur to walk across the screen. Also generates adverts and classified as adware as a result
X Dir1 caKe Added by the CAKE WORM!
X Direct settings sdchost.exe Added by the DAEMONI-I TROJAN!
U Direct Update DUControl.exe DirectUpdate dynamic DNS updater
X Direct X Direct3D dxd3d.exe Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!
X Direct X Opengl dxopengl.exe Added by a variant of the RBOT-CJ WORM!
N DirectCD DirectCD.exe DirectCD primarily allows you to drag and drop files onto a suitably formatted CD-RW disc. Unless you use this on a frequent basis it isn't required and is available via Start -> Programs. Start the program before inserting a DirectCD formatted CD-RW in the drive. A re-boot is recommended if you close Adaptec DirectCD before re-opening it again later
X directs.exe directs.exe Added by the BEAGLE.O or BEAGLE.R or BEAGLE.S or BEAGLE.T WORMS!
U DIRECTVDSL Directvdsl.exe Starts DirectTV DSL modem at boot up. Can also be started manually
X DirectX ddhelp32.exe Added by the BIONET.318 TROJAN! Note - not the DirectX helper which is ddhelp.exe
X directx Directx.exe Added by the SDBOT.D TROJAN!
X directx Sqlexploit.exe Added by the SDBOT.D TROJAN!
X DirectX DirectX.exe Added by the BLAXE or LOGPOLE WORMS!
X directx NTCmd.exe Added by the SDBOT.D TROJAN!
X directx PipeCmd.exe Added by the SDBOT.D TROJAN!
X DirectX For Microsoft Windows dtxservice.exe Added by the PROGENT TROJAN!
X DirectX for Microsoft Windows Fservice.exe Added by the PRORAT TROJAN!
X DirectX for Microsoft Windows Sservice.exe Added by the PRORAT TROJAN!
X DirectX Video Driver dxterm5.exe Added by the WILAB-A TROJAN!
X DirectX64 DirectXset.exe Added by the BROWNEY.A WORM!
U Dirkey Dirkey.exe Dirkey - small utility that allows you to bookmark up to 9 folders by using the Ctrl+Alt+1..9 shortcut keys in an Open/Save File dialog or in Windows Explorer. After this the Ctrl+1..9 shortcut keys can be used in the same or another window to go to any of the 9 bookmarked folders 
? Disable EHCI nousb20.exe ??
N Disc Detector CtNotify.exe For Creative sound cards. Detects when you insert a CD, DVD, etc
? disc detector qnetquestnotifty.exe ??
? discoveg discoveg.exe ??
N DiscoverDeskshop Deskshop.exe Discover Deskshop - single use "virtual" credit card
X Disk Master [trojan name] Added by the DISTER TROJAN! - a spam relayer
N DiskeeperSystray DkIcon.exe DisKeeper defragmentation software - can be started manually
X diskinf diskinf.exe Added by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!
? DISKMON.EXE DISKMON.EXE ??
N Disknag disknag.exe Dell program that reminds you to make your  backup diskettes
X Diskstart Code.exe Adult content dialler
X Diskstart cat.exe MS-Connect dialler
X Diskstart hit.exe Adult content dialler
X Diskstart Snt.exe Adult content dialler
U Disk_Monitor Disk_Monitor.exe Multi-media, Smartmedia, Compact Flash card reader for reading digital camera cards. Device is recognised as internal USB disk drive. Necessary if camera cards are to be recognised as soon as they are inserted into the reader
X Display Drivers cssrs.exe Added by the AGOBOT.FX WORM!
N Display Settings hptasks.exe Allows for the adjustment of the display for LCD screen, CRT Monitor and TV output on HP computers
N DisplayTrayIcon TrayIcon.exe System Tray access to display properties for ABIT graphics cards. Unless you change your desktop resolution, etc regularily use Control Panel -> Display
N Distiller Assistant 3.01 DISTASST.EXE From Adobe. Creates PDF universal files for Acrobat Reader. Available via Start -> Programs
X Distributed File System Dfsvc.exe Added by the MYFIP.A or MYFIP.K WORMS!
X Distributed File System kernel32dll.exe Added by the MYFIP-C or MYFIP.K WORMS!
U distributed.net client DNETC.EXE Dsitributed computing projects client from Distributed.net where numerous computers are used to share a projects workload - similar to SETI@Home and Folding@Home. Also prone to being distributed by viruses
Y Dit dit.exe "Drive Icon and Label Utility" - assigns drive icons and names to flash memory cards. Required, otherwise the drives aren't found
N DiTask.exe DiTask.exe Associated with an Eicon Networks ISDN or ADSL modem. System Tray icon which shows you the status of your lines (free, occupied with incoming or outgoing call). Available via Start -> Programs
? Divamon.exe Divamon.exe Associated with an Eicon Networks Diva ISDN or ADSL modem - what does it do and is it required?
X DivX MediaPlayer 7.0 Dr.DivX.exe Added by the ALADINZ.G TROJAN!
X DivX Player DivXPlayer.exe Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!
X DivX Updater DivX.Exe Added by the NALDEM TROJAN or MASTAK VIRUS!
X Divx4 codec devldr32.exe Added by an unidentfied VIRUS! Note - this is not the legitimate Creative Labs devldr32.exe file
N DJREGFIX regedit /s c:hpdjregfix.reg DJRegFix showed up first in WinME as a "clever" way to ensure that all Hewlett-Packard DeskJet printers actually worked with WinME - since most were having major problems. This "utility" adds the functionality and compatibility HP forgot to add in its WinME drivers
Y DkService DkService.exe From Executive Software's Diskeeper defragmenting utility - a replacement for Windows Disk Defragmenter. It's recommended to leave this enabled, otherwise you could have problems starting it manually.
X DKTime dktime.exe Added by the LUNII TROJAN!
X Dkware lptt01 dkware.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "DonkeySoft" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
X Dkware ml097e dkware.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "DonkeySoft" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
? dkzzixm dkzzixm.exe ??
Y dla tfswctrl.exe Drive letter access to a UDF packet writer for CD-RW - from HP, Veritas an others. Similar to Roxio's DirectCD and does the same thing. From HP - "This is a needed file as it controles the readability of the Combo drives. Without this file loading the end user will be able to burn CD's but wont be able to read them. The drive itself will be able to read store bought master Cd's without the file but not burnt ones"
N DlaTray Dlatray.exe System Tray access to DLA - Drive letter access to HP's and Veritas' version of DirectCD. Does the same thing as DirectCD. From HP - "This is a needed file as it controles the readability of the Combo drives. Without this file loading the end user will be able to burn CD's but wont be able to read them. The drive itself will be able to read store bought master Cd's without the file but not burnt ones"
X dlder dlder.exe Advertising spyware. Considered to be one oft the worst - even creating a fake "explorer.exe" file. Can be installed via versions of "Grokster", "Lime Wire" and "KaZaA" amongst other file-sharing utilities (see here). Reported in the past as a virus
X DlDir1 caKe Added by the CAKE WORM!
? DLForcerExe DLForcerEXE.exe ??
N DLF_00000B00 Vcdlf.exe Known to cause problems with "Out of memory" errors (see here). Otherwise, it's purpose is unknown
N DLG DLGCHBW.exe Backweb part of Data LifeGuard - diagnostic tools for Western Digital's series of hard drives. Automatically detects an internet connection and downloads any available updates
N DLHelperEXE WATCH.exe Download helper distributed with some software that allows the software installation to redirect download locations. Not required once the installation is finished
X DLHelperEXE.exe N/A Downloader for Microgaming/Casino software - stealth installed
X Dlite dllmanager.exe Added by the WOOTBOT.DN WORM!
X DLL Service Manager [path to worm] Added by the RPCBOT.F TROJAN!
X DLL32 dllmem32.exe Added by the KWBOT.E WORM!
X DllCacherv2 dllcachev2.exe Added by the LATEDA TROJAN!
X dlldmt dlldmt.exe Added by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!
X dllhelp dllhelp.exe Added by the STARTPAGE.DQ hijacker
X dllhelp dllhlp.exe Added by the Downloader-HI TROJAN!
X dllhostxp.exe dllhostxp.exe Browser hijacker and adware downloader
X dllreg dllreg.exe Added by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!
X DLLService32 dllsvc32.exe Added by the AGOBOT.VX WORM!
? DLT dlt.exe ??
X dluca dluca.exe Adult content dialler - see here
X dluca dluca.exe Added by the DLUCA.C TROJAN!
X dluxde dluxde.exe All-In-One-Telcom (adult content dialler) variant
X Dluxjp cnfrm.exe Added by the DLUCA.D TROJAN!
X DM mgr dm_mgr.exe Added by the JITTAR TROJAN!

Start Up Applications D Page 3
N DMILDR dmildr.exe Part of Dell OpenManage Client Instrumentation - software that allows remote management application programs to access information about, monitor the status of or change the state of the client computer, such as shutting it down remotely. Uses the DMI and/or common information model (CIM) protocols, which are systems management protocols defined by industry standards. Available via Start -> Programs 
N DMISL DMISL.EXE DMI (Desktop Management Interface) Service Layer for Intel TokenExpress network card software. DMI support for the Intel network card managed through the Desktop Management Interface. See here for more information
N DMISLAPP DMISLAPP.exe DMI (Desktop Management Interface) Service Layer for Intel TokenExpress network card software. DMI support for the Intel network card managed through the Desktop Management Interface. See here for more information
X Dmsvc32 Dmsvc32.exe Added by the AGOBOT.ABU WORM!
X dmtdll dmtdll.exe Added by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!
X DM_server dmserver.exe Comet Cursor adware
X Dnar Dnar.exe Unknown, except that it is not necessary. Tends to phone home a lot. DMI related - see here
Y DNE Binding Watchdog rundll dnes.dll, DnDneCheckBindings Deterministic NDIS Extender (DNE). DNE is an NDIS-compliant module which appears to be a network device driver to all protocol stacks and a protocol driver to all network device drivers. Part of Gilat Communications internet satellite systems. Required if you have this system. Also installed by Winproxy - a proxy program for sharing internet connections through one computer. Required if you want it to work
Y DNE DUN Watchdog rundll dnes.dll, DnDneCheckDUN13 Deterministic NDIS Extender (DNE). DNE is an NDIS-compliant module which appears to be a network device driver to all protocol stacks and a protocol driver to all network device drivers. Part of Gilat Communications internet satellite systems. Required if you have this system. Also installed by Winproxy - a proxy program for sharing internet connections through one computer. Required if you want it to work
X Dns Resolver dnsrslve.exe Added by the RBOT-WS WORM!
X DNS Service dnsresolver.exe Added by the RBOT-PQ WORM!
? DNS2GoClient dns2goclient.exe DNS2Go is a Domain Name System that will make your computer accessible anytime, anywhere by associating a domain name of your choice to your currently assigned IP address. Is it required?
X dnscleaner dnscleaner.exe CoolWebSearch parasite related
? DNXVC dnxvc.exe ??
X DocTor Doctor.exe Added by the DOTOR.A WORM!
N DocuMagix Init PWATCH.EXE PaperMaster is an application for the PC designed to automate the process of organizing, archiving, and retrieving digital versions of files. Start manually if needed
X DOGStart GSDOGST.EXE Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! A possibility is a trojan known as PENIS
? Doing doing.exe ??
U Don't Panic dontpanicdemodp.exe 30-day trial version of Don't Panic privacy software from Panicware. "Clean up Internet tracks and quickly hide personal documents with this privacy suite."
U Don't Panic Pop-Up Stopper dpps2.exe Pop-Up Stopper Companion from Panicware. Pop-up blocker integrated into the IE toolbar. Note that the Pro version doesn't load in startup as it is installed as an Internet Explorer toolbar. Can cause problems with IE if you use WinXP and uninstall Service Pack 1. Uninstalling the software leaves it in the startup group
X dos dos64.exe Adware downloader trojan
? Dosbat ?? ??
N DoUWantIt duwi.exe DoUWantIt - online shopping assistant. Start it manually
X down hlp32.exe Added by the DLOADER.BG TROJAN!
N Download Accelerator Plus 5.0 DAP.exe Download Accelerator Plus from Speedbit. Download manager for resuming downloads, amongst other features. Available via Start -> Programs. Note that the free version is adware based
X Download Plus DownloadPlus.exe DownloadPlus parasite - opens pop-up adverts
N Download Wonder DownloadWonder.exe Download Wonder from Forty Software. Download manager for resuming downloads, amongst other features
N DownloadAccelerator DAP.EXE Download Accelerator Plus from Speedbit. Download manager for resuming downloads, amongst other features. Available via Start -> Programs. Note that the free version is adware based
X DownloadLegalMusic rundll32.exe MSA64CHK.dll, DllMostrar MatrixDialer related
X DownloadWare dw.exe DownloadWare - executes arbitrary code from advertisers and not considered to be adware but is a security risk (see here). If a network connection is available it will connect to its servers, which can direct it to download and install software from advertisers. Installed along with programs such as MovieNetworks, Medialoads and PAgent
X DownloadWare Engine Dwe.exe DownloadWare - executes arbitrary code from advertisers and not considered to be adware but is a security risk (see here). If a network connection is available it will connect to its servers, which can direct it to download and install software from advertisers. Installed along with programs such as MovieNetworks, Medialoads and PAgent
X Downxz Downxz.bat Added by the MYDOOM.W WORM
N DPAgnt DPAgnt.exe digitalPersona fingerprint scanner
Y Dpcnav dpcnav.exe DirecWay from DirectTV satellite based high-speed internet access
X dpcproxy dpcproxy.exe Added by the GOLDENP-A TROJAN!
Y DPCProxyLoadOnStartup dpcstart.exe DirecWay from DirectTV satellite based high-speed internet access
Y Dpcstart dpcstart.exe DirecWay from DirectTV satellite based high-speed internet access. Proxy software
U Dpcstart dpcstart.exe Startup program for Direcway 2-way satellite internet service. Loads DirecWay's Navigator, tray icon, etc
X dpi dpi.exe Delfin Media Viewer or "Promulgate" adware
U dpps2 dpps2.exe Pop-Up Stopper Companion from Panicware. Pop-up blocker integrated into the IE toolbar. Note that the Pro version doesn't load in startup as it is installed as an Internet Explorer toolbar. Can cause problems with IE if you use WinXP and uninstall Service Pack 1. Uninstalling the software leaves it in the startup group
X dps dps.exe scumware-remover.org foistware, bogus adware/spyware remover, is in fact itself a browser hijacker, redirecting to smartestsearch.com
N Drag'n'Drop_Autolaunch Autolaunch.exe Iomega HotBurn - CD-RW burning software
? DragDrop DragDrop.exe ??
N DragnDrop_Autolaunch Autolaunch.exe Iomega HotBurn - CD-RW burning software
? dregfix ph_finder.exe ??
N DrgToDsc DrgToDsc.exe Part of Roxio EasyCD Creator 6.0 - places the Roxio Drag-to-Disc icon in you system tray. "Easily drag and drop files for burning to CD or DVD. Disc formatting and burning will happen automatically". Not required for Roxio to work properly
? dried.exe dried.exe ??
N DriveLED OODLed.exe O&O DriveLED - displays your HDD LED on your monitor. Start manually
X Driver gbot.exe Added by the JUNTADOR.K TROJAN!
X Driver32 Scam32.exe Added by the SIRCAM WORM!
N DriveSelect driveselect.exe DVD X Copy XPress by 321 Studios. Creates a pop-up at Windows startup that asks for the DVD drive to be selected. Available via Start -> Programs
U dRMON SmartAgent SmartAgt.exe Part of the network monitoring program group for 3Com NIC cards. See here for more info
X drmu W95Mm.exe Homepage hijacker installing a toolbar: http://tdko.com/. Lop.com in disguise. See this thread
X drocher d.exe Adult content dialler
X drvddll.exe drvddll.exe Added by the BEAGLE.AP WORM!
X Drvddll_exe drvddll.exe Added by the BEAGLE.X WORM!
? DrvListnr DrvListnr.exe Analog Devices SoundMAX soundcard related. What does it do and is it required?
U drvlsnr drvlsnr.exe Compaq/ADI SoundMAX integrated digital audio controller related. May solve a problem if your sound cuts out unexpectedly
X drvr32h drvr32h.exe Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!
X drvrmanager drvrquery32.exe Added by the BOOHOO WORM!
X drvsys.exe drvsys.exe Added by the BEAGLE.W WORM!
X drvupd rundll32 ..drvupd.inf Hijacker - drvupd.inf file installs a "searchforge.com" hijack
Y Drwebscheduler Drwebscd.exe Dr. Web antivirus related - scheduler that allows you to manage an automatic launch of applications, in particular the antivirus scanner or the update subsystem
X DR_S DR_S.exe AdShooter adware
U DS Clock dsclock.exe Digital desktop clock including synchronization with atomic servers - see here
X dsa dsa.exe Homepage hijacker - redirecting to downseek.com
X DSAcass [path to file] Added by the RANKY.M TROJAN!
X DSB DSB.exe EnergyPlugin adware
N DSentry DSentry.exe Anti-spyware from Dell. Seems that after Dell found out certain applications being installed from DVD's would report back information about what customers were watching, they decided to implement an anti-spyware service. Run manually before installation starts
X Dsi dp-******.exe Added by an unidentified adware where ****** are random characters
X Dskcompat Dskcompat.exe Added by the GEMA TROJAN!
N DSL Monitor spdstrm.exe Comes with Efficient Networks DSL Modems. Little red/green/yellow flashing icon in system tray
Y DSLagentexe DSLagent.exe Used in conjunction with USB connected ADSL modems from Eicon Networks (as used by BT for its Broadband internet service for example). Required for a permanent ADSL connection
Y dslmon dslmon.exe Sagem DSL modem related. Apparently needed to detect the modem
U DSLSTATEXE dslstat.exe System tray connection status for ADSL modems from Eicon Networks (as used by BT Broadband for example)
X DsmSer dsm.exe Added by the SERFLOG.B WORM!
X DsmSer msmpatch.exe Added by the SERFLOG.B WORM!
X DsmSer svosm.exe Added by the SERFLOG.B WORM!
X DsmSer sysup.exe Added by the SERFLOG.B WORM!
X DSS dssagent.exe DSSAgent by Brøderbund - spyware. Sends encrypted emails about the system back to the originators of the program. Also a resource hog. See here for more info
X DSService dmrss.exe Added by the AGOBOT-XX WORM!
? DSSSGENS dssagens.exe ??
N DU Meter DUMETER.EXE Hagel Technologies internet bandwidth monitor
N dumprep 0 -k dumprep 0 -k Used in connection with memory dumps - you can disable these by - right clicking on My Computer, selecting Properties and then the Advanced tab. Click on the Settings button in 'Startup and Recovery'. In the bottom pane - under 'Write debugging information' - click on the down arrow and then select 'None' - OK your way out
U dumprep 0 -u dumprep 0 -u Used in connection with memory dumps - you can disable these by - right clicking on My Computer, selecting Properties and then the Advanced tab. Click on the Settings button in 'Startup and Recovery'. In the bottom pane - under 'Write debugging information' - click on the down arrow and then select 'None' - OK your way out
N dvd43 DVD43_Tray.exe DVD43 is "a small tool that integrates into Windows and overrides CSS copy-protection found on DVD movies"
X dvd98 windvd98.exe Added by the CULT.P WORM!
U DVDBitSet DVDBitSet.exe DVD+RW Drive/Disc Compatibility Setting. Installed with HP DVD+RW drives to enhance compatibility with existing readers. You can also set a DVD+RW default drive write mode which is always used
X Dvdcompat Dvdcompat.exe Added by the GEMA TROJAN!
N DVDLauncher DVDLauncher.exe A process belonging to the Cyberlink PowerCinema video viewing software which allows you to play DVDs upon insertion. Non-essential process - and is installed for ease of use
N DVDSentry DSentry.exe Anti-spyware from Dell. Seems that after Dell found out certain applications being installed from DVD's would report back information about what customers were watching, they decided to implement an anti-spyware service. Run manually before installation starts
? DVDTray DVDTray.exe HP CD/DVD Tray icon. What does it do, and is it required
? DVDUpgrade DVDUpgrd.exe ??
Y Dvp95 Dvp95.exe Scan engine for F-Secure and Command antivirus software based on the F-Prot AntiVirus engine
Y dvpapi9x DVPAPI9X.exe Command AntiVirus for Windows 95/98/Me
Y DvpInitExe Dvpinit.exe Command Antivirus related
Y dvprpt Dvprpt.exe Command Antivirus real time protection
X dvraudio dvraudio.exe Added by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!
X dvsfss fbsfsdrs.exe Added by the SDBOT-QA WORM!
U DVSync dvsync.exe DVSync is the program that allows you to synchronize your daVinci’s PDA's data with your Personal Information Manager on the PC
X Dvx wsxsvc.exe Delfin Media Viewer or "Promulgate" adware variant
X dw dw.exe DownloadWare - executes arbitrary code from advertisers and not considered to be adware but is a security risk (see here). If a network connection is available it will connect to its servers, which can direct it to download and install software from advertisers. Installed along with programs such as MovieNetworks, Medialoads and PAgent
U DWHeartbeatMonitor DWHeartbeatMonitor.exe DWHeartbeatMonitor.exe is installed alongside the Weather.com instant messaging utility. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference
N DwlClient support.exe Download manager for Dell support alerts
X Dx sys*.exe [* = random number] Added by the DEXTER.A WORM!
X Dx8compat Dx8compat.exe Added by the GEMA TROJAN!
X dxdll32 ntxdll.exe Added by the GAOBOT.CPX WORM!
N DXDllRegExe dxdllreg.exe Created when you select "Yes" to check the "WHQL Digital signatures" in the DirectX9 files at the first time you open it
X DxLoad DX3DRndr.exe Added by the GIBE.B WORM!
N DXM6Patch_981116 p_981116.exe Win32 cabinet self extractor. More info here
X Dxsty Dxsty.exe Added by the GEMA TROJAN!
X Dxupdate.exe Dxupdate.exe Added by the MAFEG WORM!
X DyFuCA optimize.exe Adult content dialler - see here
X DyFuCA Active Alert actalert.exe Adult content dialler - see here
X Dynamic Dns Binary dynitora.exe Added by the RBOT-WT WORM!
N DynDNS-Updater Traytool ddutray.exe DynDNS updater tray icon - allows easy configuration of the Dynamic DNSSM service. Can be run manually
U Dynu Basic Client dynubas.exe Dynu online dynamic IP update client. Useful when using a dial up modem
? DZKillMe DZSAVEME.EXE ??