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Start Up Applications G
By  Super Admin  | Published  03/28/2005 | Start Up Applications | Rating:
Start Up Applications G

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 G00123 [worm filename] Added by the BUGBROS WORM!
? g3dctl g3dctl.exe ??
N Gadu-Gadu gg.exe Polish language Instant Messaging client
N Gadwin PrintScreen PrintScreen.exe Gadwin PrintScreen - utility to capture, print or save the current window
U Gainward TBPanel.exe Configuration utility for Gainward graphics cards. Not required unless you use non-default settings. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
N Game Device JOYUPDRV.EXE Genius game controller profile activator
X Games Acceleration svshost.exe EasySearch adware
X Games toolbar rundll32.exe [path] tbGame.dll, DllShowTB Topconverting.com180Search "Games Toolbar" adware
N GameSpot kontiki.exe Kontiki Delivery Manager - Windows-based client software that enables secure delivery of content to users' desktops
U gameutil.exe gameutil.exe Part of Redline RegTweak as supplied with Sapphire ATI graphics cards. You can configure different overlclocking settings on a per game basis and this sets those conditions following a re-boot
U GammaHotKeys setgamma.exe Part of the RadeonTweaker program for adjusting ATI Radeon graphics cards. Allows you to adjust the gamma (or brightness) when playing a full-screen game without switching back to the desktop
X Gator gator.exe Spyware - see here for removal instructions
X Gator eWallet gator.exe Gator eWallet from The Gator Corporation. Spyware - see here for removal instructions
X Gay_Sexy_** Gay_Sexy_**.exe Premium rate adult content dialler (where * is a random char)
U GazelDisplay gsyno.exe BT Digital Access USB - Gazel ISDN installation System Tray icon
U GBTray GBTray.exe System Tray icon access to Roxio's (nee Adaptec) GoBack software which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty - performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag. Not required for WinMe/XP users, recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users
U gcasDtServ gcasDtServ.exe Giant Antipsyware - now superseeded by Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
U gcasServ gcasServ.exe Giant Antipsyware - now superseeded by Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
? GCC Reminder gccrem.exe Associated with AcraMax Greeting Card Creator. Is it a registration reminder?
N GCS GrabClipSave.exe GrabClipSave screen capture tool
X GDAX [path to backdoor] Added by the RANKY.K TROJAN!
N GDrive GDriver.exe Found on IBM systems. All it does is set the CDROM drive letter to G:. Set your drive letter manually via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager
N Gearbox confsvr.exe NTL's Gearbox software for configuring internet connections with their NTLWorld software - does a similar job to the Internet Connection Wizard which can be used instead using the dial-up details available here
N GEARsec gearsec.exe Installed by Apple Quicktime package - iPod/iTunes CDRW support. Can be disabled if you only require Quicktime player
X GEDZAC GEDZAC.exe Added by the GEMEL WORM!
N GemStRmW GemStRmW.exe For a GemPlus smart card reader. If it doesn't start automatically when you insert the smart card, start it manually
U Gene USB Monitor USBMonit.exe Monitors USB ports for insertion of Sandisk USB flashdrives
X general lptt01 general.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "General" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
X general ml097e general.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "General" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
X Generic host proccess for windows SVCHOSTS.EXE Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!
X Generic Host Process SCHOST.EXE Added by the RBOT-NC WORM!
X Generic Host Process for Win32 Services ntspcv.exe Added by the SDBOT.S TROJAN!
X Generic Host Process for Win32 Services intspvc.exe Added by the DINFOR.D WORM!
X Generic Host Process for Win32 Services winsvc.exe Added by the SDBOT-O WORM!
X Generic Host Process for Win32 Services bazzi.exe Added by the AHKER.E WORM!
X Generic Host Service lshost.exe Added by the RBOT.LU WORM!
X Generic Service Process regsvc32.exe Added by the GAOBOT.UJ or GAOBOT.UL WORMS!
X Generic Services Process regsvc32.exe Added by the GAOBOT.SY WORM!
Y Genie USB Monitor USBmonitor.exe Port monitor for an external USB hard drive. Required to enable access to the drive
N Get Smile getsmile.exe Puts smilie faces in your E-mail. Run manually when required
N GetRight Tray Icon GETRIGHT.EXE GetRight from Headlight Software - download manager for resuming downloads and choosing multiple download locations. The freeware version is/was spyware. The registered version isn't if you don't install the Aureate/Radiate software. Available via Start -> Programs
X GetTheMusic rundll32.exe MSA64CHK.dll, DllMostrar MatrixDialer related
N GhostStartService GhostStartService.exe Required to run the Windows based wizard in Norton Ghost - added from the 2003 version. Will start automatically when you run the wizard
N GhostStartTrayApp GhostStartTrayApp.exe System Tray access to Norton Ghost - added from the 2003 version
? GhostSurfDelSatellite DeleteSatellite.exe SpyCatcher spyware remover related. What does it do and is it required?
X gigabit.exe gigabit.exe Added by the BEAGLE.U WORM!
X GigaByte Cheatle.exe Added by the SHODI.B VIRUS!
Y Gilat SOM Enumerator dllhost.exe For Gilat Communications internet satellite systems - associated with SkyBlaster modem. Required if you have this system
Y GilatFTC ftc.exe For Gilat Communications internet satellite systems - associated with SkyBlaster modem. Required if you have this system
X GinaDll ntgina.dll Added by the ANIG.A WORM!
? GisdnLog gisdnlog.exe BT Digital Access USB
U Glass2k Glass2k.exe "Glass2k is a small little program that allows Win2K/XP users to make any window transparent"
Y Glide Glidew32.exe Cirque touchpad driver
X GLSetIT32 msiexec16.exe Added by the OPTIX PRO TROJAN!
X GLSetIT32 isass.exe Added by a variant of the OPTIX PRO TROJAN!
X GLSetT32 smsiexec.exe Added by the OPTIX-D TROJAN!
? gluon gluon.exe In a gluon/bin sub-directory
Y Gmouse Gmouse.exe Amouse mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features
U Gnetmous gnetmous.exe Genius NetScroll+ mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features
? gnub gnub.exe ??
X Go!Zilla gozilla.exe Download manager for resuming downloads and choosing multiple download locations. Advertising spyware
X Go!Zilla Monster Downloads Go.exe Download manager for resuming downloads and choosing multiple download locations. Advertising spyware
U GoBack GBMenu.exe Roxio's (nee Adaptec) GoBack software which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty - performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag. Not required for WinMe/XP users, recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users
U GoBack GBTray.exe System Tray icon access to Roxio's (nee Adaptec) GoBack software which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty - performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag. Not required for WinMe/XP users, recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users
U GoBack Polling Service GBPoll.exe Roxio's (nee Adaptec) GoBack software which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty - performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag. Not required for WinMe/XP users, recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users
U GoBack Tray Icon GBTray.exe System Tray icon access to Roxio's (nee Adaptec) GoBack software which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty - performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag. Not required for WinMe/XP users, recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users
X GOG GOG.exe Added by the PHILIS.B VIRUS!
U Goldensoft_MndlSvr MndlSvr.exe Goldensoft CD Ghost related - turns a computer into a 200X-speed CD-ROM tower. Working from the hard drive, users can simultaneously access as many as 23 virtual CD-ROM drives at a speed of 200X for true multitasking
X golumm services.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant. Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
N Google Desktop Search GoogleDesktop.exe Google Desktop Search - "a desktop search application that provides full text search over your email, computer files, chats, and the web pages you've viewed. By making your computer searchable, Google Desktop Search puts your information easily within your reach and frees you from having to manually organize your files, emails, and bookmarks"
N GoogleDCClient GoogleDCC.exe Google Compute Client - only present if you installed the Google Toolbar with "Google Compute" client active. Does complex calculations in the background when idle. If you want to turn it off go to your browser, click on the little double-helix on the Google Toolbar, and click "Stop Computing"
U GoToMyPC g2svc.exe ExpertCity GoToMyPc logon - web-based remote-access solution that allows individuals and companies to register their computers online and then securely access those computers from any web browser
X gouday.exe readme.exe Added by the BEAGLE.C WORM!
N GRA gra.exe Looks at system resources at startup and warns you if they have dropped. Contains links to the Disk Clean Up, Defrag and Start Up Menu. It does have a link to a startup configuration utility. Similar to msconfig but can keep a list of disabled apps. Not really necessary. Only appears if you load the Gateway Startup Utility
? gramdate 2Stop.exe ??
U Gravis Appawareloader dbserver.exe Looks like it's associated with Gravis game controllers and the Keyset Manager, allowing the user to program the buttons for games that don't support them
U Gravis Xperience Driver Support Grxp4exe.exe Driver for Gravis game controllers such as the Eliminator Aftershock. Must be loaded if you run the supplied application software for the controller to be recognized. Start it manually via a shortcut if not used
? GrdSys32 GrdSys32.exe X-Stream ISP software. Offers free Net access funded by on-screen ads. Is it required or can you create your own dial-up networking connection to use on demand?
N Greetings Workshop GWREMIND.EXE You really want to be reminded about somebody's birthday at the expense of resources?
X gremier wscript.exe gpremier.vbs Added by the GPREMIER WORM!
X Gremlin intrenat.exe Added by the DOOMJUICE WORM!
N Grokster Grokster.exe Grokster Peer-To-Peer File Sharing program
N GrpConv grpconv.exe To facilitate the upgrade from Windows 3.1 to Win95/98, an executable file named GRPCONV.EXE is included with Win95/98. This file provides the translation of groups and group items to folders and links unless you need to access Win 3.1 Group files 
? Gscbc Gscbc.exe ??
X gshp zzgshp.vbs Homepage hi-jacker
N Gsiconexe Gsicon.exe ADSL modem monitor from Eicon Networks (as used by BT for its Broadband internet service for example). Can safely be disabled without affecting the connection - all this does is give an indication of connectivity and access to the diagnostic facilities
N GSOrganizer GSOrganizer.exe GoldenSection Organizer - personal information manager
X gssomatic gssomatic.exe Searchcentrix hijacker
X GStartup GMT.exe Gator spyware variant. See Gator
N Gtwatch gtwatch.exe Associated with a Mustec scanner and not required
N Guardian CMGrdian.exe McAfee's QuickClean, an offline version of the one in their online Clinic. Normally run offline and not needed. Incidentally, incorporates more cleanup programs than the likes of WinOptimizer and System Mechanic
U GuruNet GuruNet.exe GuruNet lets you click on any word on your screen to get the relevant information you want
X GustavVED [filename].exe Added by the OPASERV.H WORM!
X gvagfxj rundll32 ...gvagfxj.dll Unidentified adware, spyware or virus
Y gw port controller PORTCT95.EXE From a visitor - "I must keep it active in start up or my Lexmark printer and RCA Cam program cannot discover a working port to work". From the file properties, the file is known as "Smart Thru Fax Drive Spy" and is supplied by Samsung
N GWInkMonitor GWInkMonitor.exe Gateway ink monitor - makes an annoying popup that says your printer may be running out of ink, do you want to buy some!
N GWMDMMSG GWMDMMSG.exe Used with internal modems on Gateway and vprMatrix PCs. This is the "GTW modem messaging applet" and is not required for the modem to work correctly
U GWMDMpi GWMDMpi.exe Used with internal modems on Gateway PCs such as the 450SX Notebook. Required for audio settings to be maintained and does not remain in memory once run. See here for more information
U gwum gwum.exe Gigabyte utility manager. Loads if you have a Gigabyte motherboard and got a full bundle of utilities installed. Monitors CPU, fans, BIOS etc. Only used by system "tweakers"
? gyy gyy.exe Possibly Gator (and therefore spyware) related?

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