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Start Up Applications I
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 I-Worm.GiGu uGiG.eXe Added by the GINK WORM!
X I386 I386.exe Added by the MYPOWER WORM!
? I81SHELL I81SHELL.exe Appears to be related to drivers for an Intel 810 graphics chipset on an ASUS motherboard
U i8kfangui i8kfangui.exe Graphical interface for fan speed control
U IAAnotif iaanotif.exe IAA Event Monitor User Notification Tool - part of Intel® Application Accelerator - "a performance software package for desktop PCs using select Intel® chipsets" that "replaces the ATA drivers that come with Windows with drivers optimized for desktop and mobile PCs." If you use the RAID version it's required to notify you if a RAID 1 disk has failed
Y iamapp iamapp.exe AtGuard personal firewall engine. As Atguard was bought by Symantec some time ago, it's now the Norton Personal Firewall executable as well
X Iamnacho On Irc.MusIrc.com Is a Homosexual! XBox64.exe Added by the RANDEX.Y WORM!
? Iap iap.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?
X IASHLPR IASHLPR.EXE Added by the OPASERV.T WORM!
? IBM Warranty Notification ERTS0749.exe IBM Warranty Notification - presumably it's a reminder to either register or that warranty is about to expire?
N ibmmessages ibmmessages.exe Allows IBM to push messages onto users' computers. Quote: "The Access IBM Message Center can display messages to inform you about software and solutions available from IBM as well as messages from IBM eSupport"
? Ibmmon.exe Ibmmon.exe ??
U Ibmpmsvc ibmpmsvc.exe Power management driver for IBM laptops. Provides support for the use of four keys on the thinkpad keyboard with blue key tops - Fn, F3, F4 & F12 - which have specific functions to control the standby and hibernate buttons. Not required if you don't plan to go into standy or hibernate modes
U IBMUltraBayHotSwapCPLLoader IBMBAY2N.EXE Supports hot swapping in Thinkpad UltraBay Option on IBM ThinkPad laptops
? IBMUltraBayHotSwapSound IBMBAYSN.EXE Supports hot swapping in Thinkpad UltraBay Option on IBM ThinkPad laptops. Is it needed though - does it just play a sound?
X icdd7ee6 rundll32.exe [path] icdd7ee6.dll, EnableRunDLL32 LZIO.com adware downloader
N ICH Synth eusexe.exe Sound related and can be disabled without affecting performance although advanced sound features may be sacrificed. May be related to Compaq PC's with "SoundMAX integrated Digital Audio" (Analog Devices Inc.) devices
U iClean iClean.exe IEClean - "advanced, comprehensive package of tools which perform a number of functions to allow you to control your online privacy"
N iCn NAG.EXE iChoose - shopping browser enhancement that alerts you to cheaper deals for goods you want to buy, if they exist
N ICO ICO.EXE Found on a Sony Vaio laptop and seems to be related to Mouse Suite 98 Daemon according to the properties. Appears to cause a behaviour where the desktop suddenly flips back up when playing DirectX associated games
N Icon Animation HDE.EXE Part of McAfee Nuts & Bolts. Provides entertaining animation of your desktop icons
N Icon Hearit 95 hearit95.exe Audio desktop customization utility from Moon Valley Software. Resource hog
N Icon Hearit 98 hearit98.exe Audio desktop customization utility from Moon Valley Software. Resource hog
X Icon lptt01 icon.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in an "Icon" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
X Icon ml097e icon.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in an "Icon" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
Y ICONCLNT iconclnt.exe APC PowerChute Tray Icon. Associated with the UPS listing
U ICONDESK ICONDESK.EXE Small utility which will allow you the option of hiding or showing your desktop icons
N Iconfig.exe Iconfig.exe Icon for LS-120 "Superdisk"
X iConfigLoader DIIhost.exe Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!
N Iconoid Iconoid.exe Iconoid is a desktop icon manager
N Iconsaver Iconsaver.exe IconSaver is a desktop icon manager
X ICQ Center [path to worm] Added by the RANDIN WORM!
X ICQ Hacking Pro ICQpro.exe Added by a variant of the NETSPY TROJAN!
N ICQ Lite ICQLite.exe ICQ Lite - compact version of the popular messaging program
X ICQ Lite Messenger [random filename] Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! Unlike the legitimate ICQ Lite executable, which will be located in the ICQLITE folder in Program Files, this particular impostor is located in the Windows or WinntSystem32 directory
X ICQ Net winlogon.exe Added by variants of the NETSKY WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!
N ICQ Plus vplus.exe ICQ Plus is a freeware utility makes your ICQ skinnable (change the look). Available via Start -> Programs
U ICSDCLT rundll32.exe Icsdclt.dll, ICSClient Internet Connection Sharing allows more than one computer to simultaneously access the internet with a single connection. Also required when networking two machines
N ICServer Icserver.exe Intel Intercast viewer software. Gives access to selected internet pages which are broadcasted by several TV stations
Y ICSMGR ICSMGR.EXE Monitors DNS and DHCP requests for ICS (Internet Connection Sharing). Needed if you’re sharing the internet on various computers
N IC_KEY_3 spvic.exe Instant Chess related
N ID Commander IDCom.exe Caller ID utility for identifying incoming telephone numbers
X ID8525 ID8525.exe Added by the ID8525.A TROJAN!
X ID8525 id85255.exe Added by the ID8525.A TROJAN!
? IDA IDA.EXE HP related - in a Program FilesHewlett-PackardPC COE folder
X IDE ide.exe Added by the ASSASIN.F TROJAN!
X IDE Loader IDElibr32.exe Added by the XILON TROJAN! Related to the game "Diablo II"
X idecntl idecntl.exe Added by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!
U iDesktop idesktop.exe Immersion TouchWare Desktop software for devices such as the Logitech iFeel Mouse
N IDMan IDMan.exe Internet Download Manager - download files faster, schedule and resume
N IDW Logging Tool idwlog.exe Added with WinXP SP1. Usually only found in internal builds only to indicate the current build being used. Can cause slow network logon problems
U IE Doctor IEDoctor.exe IE Doctor Toolbar - "IE Doctor can help you to Repair IE easily, protect IE and OE from all malicious changes. It can Repair the HomePage, context menu, IE toolbar button, startup items, Favorites, typed URLs and the entire Internet Options"
X IE Menu Extension toolbar rundll32.exe [path] tbextn.dll DllShowTB Topconverting.com/180Search "IEMenuExtension" toolbar
N iecheck iecheck.exe Integrity checker for IconEdit2 icon editor. It serves for IconEdit2 internal tasks only and can be safely deleted from the system if you are running the latest version of IconEdit2
U IECleanAux Ieboot6.exe IEClean by Kevin McAleavy - cookie manager, cache cleaner, history cleaner, etc. Performs cleaning tasks at startup
X iedll iedll.exe Homepage hijacker, redirecting to coolwwwsearch.com
X IEDriver IEDriver.exe Installed as part of adware (Cydoor) based peer-to-peer file sharing software called URLBlaze
X IEDriver xplore.exe IEDriver adware variant
X IEDriver TD.exe IEDriver adware variant
X IEengine IEeng.exe STARTPAG.AI hijacker
X IEFeatures IEFeatures.exe Added by the POPMON.A TROJAN! - also known as PopMonster adware
X IEFeatures Internetfeatures.exe Added by the POPMON.A TROJAN! - also known as PopMonster adware
X Iehelper syslaunch.exe Outwar adware downloader
X iel2cde8 rundll32.exe [path] iel2cde8.dll, EnableRunDLL32 LZIO.com adware downloader
X IELoader32 iexplore32.exe Added by the SPEX or SPEX.B WORMS!
X Iesar Iesar.exe Browser hijacker - redirecting to an adult web page
X Iesearch.exe Iesearch.exe LookNSearch adware
X iestart iexp1orer.exe Added by the NEMOG.C TROJAN!
N ietsr ietsr.exe IEClean by Kevin McAleavy - cookie manager, cache cleaner, history cleaner, etc
X ieupdate MCP****.exe [**** = random char] Added by the ASOXY TROJAN!
X ieupdate mcpdll32.exe Adware downloader trojan
X Iexplore iexplore.exe Added by the BOXER TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup unless you add it manually!
X IEXPLORE iexplore.exe Added by the APHEXDOOR TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup unless you add it manually!
X Iexplore Services iexplore.exe Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup unless you add it manually!
X iexplorer lptt01 iexplorer.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in an "iexplorer" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
X iexplorer ml097e iexplorer.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in an "iexplorer" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
U IFSplash.exe IFSplash.exe I-FORCE driver for force feedback steering wheel
N igfxtray igfxtray.exe Quick access to the control panel via a System Tray icon for graphics based upon the Intel chipsets (ie, i810). These chipsets are often included on motherboards. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
X igsex2x igsex2x.exe NewDial premium rate adult content dialler
X iilc IILC.EXE Homepage hijacker
X Iinl iptl.exe PurityScan/Clickspring adware
N iIWiper Systemwiper.exe System Wiper from iI Software - allows you to clear the history of your activites from you computer. Run manually on a regular basis
Y IJ75P2PSERVER IJ75P2PS.EXE Printer utility which is required in order to make the printer work correctly
Y IKE Service 95 IKEService.exe Associated with PGP. The PGP Tray can be disabled, but without IKESERVICE you won't be able to de- or encrypt anything
U iKeyWorks IKEYMAIN.EXE A4Tech wireless keyboard driver and utility
X iLLeGaL Mplayer.exe Added by the HOLAR.C (or GALIL) WORM! Note - this should not be comfused with Windows Media Player which has the same filename
X iLLeGaL.exe Mplayer.exe Added by the HOLAR.C (or GALIL) WORM! Note - this should not be comfused with Windows Media Player which has the same filename
? ILO_Office_Manager IntEdReg.exe /OFFMAN Intense Educational Ltd - Language Office Software. Is it required?
U iLyric iLyric.exe iLyric plugin for Winamp media player. Allows you to retrieve the lyrics for your songs with the press of a button
N iM Start Center iM_Tray.exe Installed with the Sound Blaster Audigy range of soundcards. A radio tuner installed if the user chooses during installation. Available via Start -> Programs -> iM Networks -> iM Radio Tuner
X Image rundll32 image.dll, Install CoolWebSearch parasite variant

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