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Start Up Applications E
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.

X E-Card ecard.exe Added by the YODI WORM!
U E-color IconMgr.Exe Sets the colour of your monitor when running games that recognise E-Color so that you get 'what the game designer intended' when you see the game. Also allows monitor callibration through a program called 3-Deep. If you play a lot of games it can be useful. Can be disabled from starting up from within the program
N E6TaskPanel TaskPanl.exe Earthlink Task Panel - part of Earthlink TotalAccess 2003 internet access software. Quick access to internet, E-mail and web-space
U eabconfg.cpl EabServr.exe Easy Access Buttons control panel on Compaq laptops. Only required if you use the extra keys
X Eac Download download.exe Associated with Webcelerator - spyware. Read eAcceleration's privacy statement here
U EACLEAN eaclean.exe For Compaq PC's. Easy Access button support for the keyboard
X Eac_Cnry canary.exe Added by the CANARY TROJAN!
? Eac_rnvdl ANTIVIRUS_INSTALL.EXE ??
X EanthologyApp EANTHO~1.EXE eAcceleration Stop-Sign related - not recommended, see note
N EanthologyApp eanthology.exe eAcceleration Stop-Sign related - not recommended, see note
X eanth_critical_update_alert sys_alert.exe eAcceleration Stop-Sign related - not recommended, see note
N eanth_system_patcher sys_alert.exe eAcceleration Stop-Sign related - not recommended, see note
N Eapcisetup sbsetup.exe Rockwell RipTide soundcard application software. Sound works without it
N EAPCISETUP wizard.exe Part of the Creative Sounblaster PIC Installation Wizard. Probably left as a result of a failed installation
N EarthLink ToolBar 5.0 etoolbar.exe EarthLink Toolbar is a tool to help you get to all of the resources of the internet. EarthLink 5.0 Setup adds a few basic buttons to the Toolbar, but you can delete these or add more buttons any time
U Easy Key easykey.exe For programming of the built-in functions keys on some laptops (and maybe desktops). Required if these are used
N Easy Start Button esb.exe Provides functionality on certain laptops that have additional keys. Not required unless you use the extra keys
X EasyAV EasyAV.exe Added by the NETSKY.S or NETSKY.T WORMS!
X EasyDates EasyDates.exe Premium rate adult content dialler
X EasyDates_nl EasyDates_nl.exe Adult content dialler
U EasyKey easykey.exe For programming of the built-in functions keys on some laptops (and maybe desktops). Required if these are used
U EasyMessage em2.exe Easy Messenger, instant messenger for MSN, AOL, ICQ, and Yahoo. See here
X EasySearchBar ESBUpdate.exe EasySearchBar adware downloader
X easyServ Server.exe Added by the EASYSERV TROJAN!
U EasySync Pro XCPCMenu.exe EasySync Pro is a Lotus program for synchronizing a PDA with Lotus Notes
U EasyTuneIII EasyTune.exe Tuning (overclocking) utility for Gigabyte motherboards. Shortcut available
U EasyTuneIV ET4Tray.exe Tuning (overclocking) utility for Gigabyte motherboards. Shortcut available
X easywww easywww2.exe Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!
N EbatesMoeMoneyMaker wjview ...Code Ebates adware
X EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0 EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0.exe Ebates adware
X eBay Toolbar EBAYTBAR.EXE eBay Toolbar - reportes as spyware as it "phones home"
U eBoard Eboard.exe eMachines multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the extra keys
N eBot DownloadWizard.exe eBot from Digital River - "helps ensure your computer always has the latest technology, fixes, add-ons, upgrades and 'cool stuff'." Can optionally be installed with software such as Net Nanny internet filtering software. Available via Start -> Programs
? ecpe ECPE.EXE ??
? edexter edexter.exe ??
X editpad editpad.exe Added by the CONSPER-B TROJAN!
N EDLoader DTLoader.exe Effective Desktop from MiniStars Software - desktop management software no longer being supported
U EDRestore ?? Set Point from Easy Desk Software - "small utility that automatically sets System Restore points for WinME/XP"
X educational writer [random filename] Added by the RBOT-LZ WORM!
U Edwizard Edwizard.exe SafeGuard Easy - "provides total company-wide protection for sensitive information on laptops and workstations. Boot protection, pre-boot user authentication and hard disk encryption using powerful algorithms guarantee against unauthorized access and hacker attacks"
N eFax.com Tray Menu HotTray.exe eFax Messenger Tray Menu system tray icon for eFax Messenger Plus. Available via Start -> Programs. Disabling instructions available here
X efaxs lptt01 efaxs.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in an "efaxs" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
X efaxs ml097e efaxs.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in an "efaxs" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
U Efpap.exe Efpap.exe Easy File & Folder Protector. Deny access to certain files and folders, or to hide them securely from viewing and searching
? ehTray ehtray.exe eHome Media Center PC related - what does it do and is it required?
X ei10.exe ei10.exe Added by the AGOBOT-NK WORM!
U Eicon NetworksLAN_DAEMON watch.exe Associated with an Eicon Networks ISDN or ADSL modem. Watch protocols your connection with numbers and duration. You need callvu.exe (from Start Menu) to see your connection statistics. You can manually start watch.exe before you go online. Needs diinfo.exe (started by DiTask) to work correctly which can be started manually
U Eicon TechnologyLAN_DAEMON watch.exe Associated with an Eicon Networks ISDN or ADSL modem. Watch protocols your connection with numbers and duration. You need callvu.exe (from Start Menu) to see your connection statistics. You can manually start watch.exe before you go online. Needs diinfo.exe (started by DiTask) to work correctly which can be started manually
X eixfi china.bat Added by the WCUP.A WORM!
U Elbycheck ElbyCheck.exe From Elaborate Bytes who make CloneCD - monitors the installed filters of CD-ROMs/DVD-ROMs. Note - under Win2K removing this from startup causes the CD drive in the computer to not be recognized in the OS and after rechecking it prompts that the driver has been corrupted and asks you to restart the computer to fix it
U Electron Microscope EMIII.exe Electron Microscope or EM - is a program used to track Stanford's distributed computing program client called Folding at Home, FAH. It will monitor up to 50 clients and give you the details about each client's progress as the FAH client runs. EM will also show you what each change in the protein looks like as the process continues
X Element Element.txt Added by the ELEM TROJAN!
N elm Elmenv.exe ViaTech eLicense for securing, distributing and selling music online
U ELSA WINman Suite Winmsuit.exe Allows you to totally customize your ELSA graphics card settings, including overclocking the GPU
Y ElsaCapiCtl Rcapi.exe Assumed to stand for Remote Common Application Programming Interface (RCAPI), this was installed with an Elsa Microlink ISDN modem. If it is not there you can not bring up the dialog box which is sometimes needed to reset the modem
U ELSAChipGuard elsavect.exe ChipGuard for ELSA graphics cards - monitoring solution which monitors both the GPU temperature and fan speed, and will halt the system if either are at dangerous levels and restore the default clock speeds upon reboot. Leave enabled if overclocking
N EMA.exe EMA.EXE Time management system which helps you to manage your time and appointments
U eMachines eBoard Eboard.exe eMachines multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the extra keys
X emsw.exe emsw.exe Attune HelpExpress - spyware. Disable and uninstall - see here
N eMusicClient Systray eMusicClient.exe eMusic MP3 download software
U EM_EXEC EM_EXEC.EXE Logitech Mouseware driver. Needed to support some additional functionality of Logitech mice/trackballs such as "SmartMove". If you disable it and find you don't need it leave it disabled
N EN4060C Taskbar en4060ct.exe Comes with Efficient Networks DSL Modems. Little red/green/yellow flashing icon in system tray
? encapsulated command tool wintr.com ??
N Encarta Dictionary Quickshelf QSHLFED.EXE Provides quick access to Encarta's Dictionary features?
N ENCMONITOR monitor.exe The Encompass Monitor. This program is the Connect Direct Program.  It is more trouble than it is worth and few use it
N Encoder Agent WMENCAGT.EXE MS Windows Media Encoder, which already has a shortcut in the Start Menu if installed
U Encompass_ENCMONTR ENCMONTR.EXE Optional simple browser from Yahoo (Encompass)
? ENCSurf surfboard.exe ??
U Energizer FileSaver Energizer FileSaver.exe Energizer FileSaver - UPS back-up utility for Energizer UPS products
Y EngUtil EngUtil.exe Part of Roxio EasyCD Creator 6.0 - corrects any modification made to the Roxio Engine, it exits after checking
X Enh Win Updt enhupdt.exe Adware downloader - recognized by Kaspersky antivirus as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.OneClickNetSearch.h
X enhance32 enhance32.exe Added by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!
N EnigmaPopupStop EnigmaPopupStop.exe SpyHunter - spyware remover of somewhat dubious repute, see note
? ENSApServer2_0 APSERVER.EXE Intel AnyPoint Wireless II Home Network related. What does it do and is it required?
? ENSMIX32.EXE ENSMIX32.EXE Sound card driver. Is it required?

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