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By Super Admin
Published on 03/28/2005
 
Starting with letter J and K

Start Up Applications J K

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 j2 Tray Menu HotTray.exe eFax Messenger Tray Menu system tray icon for eFax Messenger Plus. Available via Start -> Programs. Disabling instructions available here
U Jammer jammer.exe Jammer by Agnitum - "Jammer is the last word in Internet security. It combines a user-friendly interface with very sophisticated and powerful security measures that protect your Windows system while you are surfing the web"
X Jammer2nd Jammer2nd.exe Added by the NETSKY.Z WORM!
X Java Runtimes iexplore.exe Added by the KILLAV.B 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 JavaScript Debugging Service JsDbgMan.exe Added by the DERDEO.E WORM!
X JavaUpdate0.07 [filename] Added by the JUPDATE TROJAN!
X JavaVM java.exe Added by the MYDOOM.M or MYDOOM.N or other variants of the MYDOOM WORMS! Note - not to be confused with the valid Windows "java.exe" which resides in C:WindowsSystem (Win9x/Me), C:WinntSystem32 (WinNT/2K) or C:WindowsSystem32 (WinXP) as this resides in C:Windows or C:Winnt
X jawa32 jawa32.exe Added by the AGENT.BG WORM!
X Jawa322 jawa32.exe Added by a variant of the AGENT.BG trojan
N JB Jiffybar.exe "Get Paid As You surf" application
N Jet Detection ADGJDet.exe Added with SoundBlaster Live! or Audigy soundcards for headphone autodetection
Y JetAdmin Discovery Indicator HPJETDSC.EXE HP JetAdmin software for HP JetDirect Print Servers. HPJETDSC.EXE is the file necessary for the JetAdmin Discovery Indicator (paper airplane in the taskbar). It gets launched automatically through the registry, and remains active to control the Discovery Indicator
X jijbl ezlwy.bat Added by the REDDW WORM!
U JobHisInit JobHisInit.exe Used by Ricoh network printers to enable network printing from the client
U Jog Serve JogServ2.exe "Jog Dial" on a Sony Vaio laptop.  The dial can select various functions such as control audio. Needed if you use its features
U JogServ2 JogServ2.exe "Jog Dial" on a Sony Vaio laptop.  The dial can select various functions such as control audio. Needed if you use its features
? jotl millenzje.exe ??
X Jreg Jreg2b.exe BroadcastPC adware variant
N jusched jusched.exe Checks with Sun's Java updates site to see if newer Java versions are available. Visit http://java.sun.com or just run the Java Plug-In Control Panel
X jushed32.exe jushed32.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant
X jutsu jutsu.exe Added by the RBOT-LS WORM!
U jv16 PT TempFileTool TempTool.exe jv16 PowerTools' temporary file remover
U Jv16pt Network Resident jv16pt_network.exe jv16 PowerTools' network resident program. Only needed if you are using the program's network features
X jvdnlssn fljzsshc.exe Flingstone.com adware - and its Golden Palace Casino program
? Jzi16 jzi16.exe ??
X K2ps_full.task K2ps_full.exe Added by the JUNTADOR.K TROJAN!
N K6CPU.EXE K6CPU.EXE Authenticates CPU as K6 in system properties
X Kadoc [random filename].exe Added by the STAPREW TROJAN!
X kak kak.hta Added by the KAKWORM WORM!
U Kalibump Kalibump.exe Used with the now unsupported Kali software for on-line gaming. This is used to automatically bump up the priority of WinProxy to GREATLY improve game speed when using a SOCKS proxy
X kalvsys kalv****.exe [* = random char] EliteBar/SearchMiracle adware installer
X kalvsys kalv***32.exe [* = random char] EliteBar/SearchMiracle adware installer
N Kana Reminder Reminder.exe Kana Reminder is a program which can be used to set a reminder to be triggered at a specified time
X Kasper Antivirus KASPERANTIVIRUS.EXE Added by the SPYBOTER.GEN TROJAN!
X Kaspersky Antivirus KasperskyAV.exe Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!
X KasperskyAv kaspersky.exe Added by the MIMAIL.T WORM! Note - this has nothing to do with the real Kaspersky AntiVirus
X KasperskyAVEng Kasperskyaveng.exe Added by the NETSKY.V WORM!
Y KAVPersonal50 Kav.exe Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0
X KavRuns Windll.exe Added by the TRYNOMA TROJAN!
X KAVutil [worm filename] Added by the WINTOO.B WORM!
N KAZAA kazaa.exe KAZAA is a file-sharing program which unfortunately being ad-based includes "Cy-door" adware. Check here for information about "Cy-door" and here for a program that can remove it
X Kazaa Download Accelerator Updater (required) regsvr32 [path] kdp****.dll [* = random char] SafeguardProtect/Veevo hijacker
X Kazaa lptt01 kazaa.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "kazaa" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here. Note - this is not the valid KaZaA file sharing program which has the same executable name
X Kazaa ml097e kazaa.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "kazaa" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here. Note - this is not the valid KaZaA file sharing program which has the same executable name
X KAZAACuf 9 Added by the KITRO.D (or ARGEN.A) WORM!
N kazaalite kazaalite.exe Kazaalite is a file sharing client - not to be confused with the original Kazaa program. Unlike the original, this one does not contain any advertising or tracking mechanisms
N KaZooM KaZooM.Exe KaZoom from Blue Haven Media - "add-on application that automatically speeds up the download process and finds the files you want with far more power than regular KaZaA searches"
U KBD KBD.EXE Multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the multimedia keys
U KBD MediaCenter MEDIACTR.EXE Multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the multimedia keys
X kbddrv32 kbddrv32.exe Added by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!
X kbddrvinf kbddrvinf.exe Added by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!
N KCeasy KCeasy.exe KCeasy - a Windows peer-to-peer filesharing application which uses giFT as its 'back end' foundation. The networks currently supported are OpenFT and Gnutella
U KClient kstatus.exe KClient Kerberos client software for Win32 systems. It provides the libraries and utilities needed to use Kerberos-based PC applications developed by Computing Services such as KWeb and NiftyTelnet
N kdx KHost.exe KonTiki Secure Delivery Plug In related. "The Kontiki Delivery Management System (DMS) is a secure delivery network for distribution of video, software, audio, documents, and other digital media. The Kontiki DMS enables enterprises to efficiently publish, secure, deliver and track digital media to employees, partners, and customers"
U KE9801 DriBat32.exe KE-9801 multimedia keyboard - required if you use the multimedia keys
X Keenvalue Keenvalue.exe Keenvalue spyware - see here
U KEMailKb KEMailKb.EXE Controls the buttons at the top of the Micro Innovations 650i Internet Access Keyboard. If you disable it you cannot use the buttons - like volume control or shut down
? Kemet kemet.exe ??
X kern64dll [random filename] Added by the TARNO.J TROJAN!
X kernctl32 rundll32 kctl32.dll, initialize Added by the AGENT.AT TROJAN!
X Kernel bboy.exe Added by the MUMU.B WORM!
X Kernel Loader ntkrnl.exe Added by the CERVIVEC.A WORM!
X kernel system daemon ACTIVAT0R.exe Added by the RANDEX.AW WORM!
X kernel32 kern32.exe Added by the BADTRANS.A WORM!
X Kernel32 Kernel32.exe Added by a number of VIRUSES, WORMS and TROJANS!
X kernel32 kernel.dli Added by the NETDEVIL.B TROJAN!
X Kernel32 Kernel.dll Added by the REDLOF.M VIRUS!
X kernel32 kernel32.dlI Added by the NETDEVIL.15 TROJAN!
X Kernel32 krnl32.exe Added by the EPON WORM!
X Kernel32 Kernel32.win Added by the GAGGLE.D or GAGGLE.E WORMS!
X Kernel32 kernel32s.exe Added by the SDBOT-PU TROJAN!
X kernel32dll guardpc.exe Added by the FORBOT-CU WORM!
N kernelfaultcheck 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
N kernelfaultcheck 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
X KernelFaultChk sms.exe Added by the DEADHAT WORM! Do not confuse with the valid "kernelfaultcheck" which runs "dumprep 0 -k" or "dumprep 0 -u"
X Kernell systems.exe Added by the TARNO.C TROJAN!
X Kernell32 Kernell.dll Added by the DESTINY.A TROJAN!
X KernellApps csrss.exe Added by the BANCBAN-AC TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X Kernelw Kernelw32.exe Added by the INDOR.E WORM!
X Kernel_check wmiprvse.exe Added by the SONEBOT-B WORM!
X key sysxp.exe Added by the BEAGLE.AB WORM!
X key sys_xp.exe Added by the BEAGLE.AC WORM!
X key winxp.exe Added by the BEAGLE.AG WORM!
X Key Logger csrss.exe Added by the BUCHON.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
N Key Text KeyText.exe Key Text 2000 from MJMSoft Design - utility to automate repetitive keyboard tasks. Available via Start -> Programs
X Key1 Rlid.exe Added by the LIXY TROJAN!
? Key2 serve.exe ??
Y KeyAccess keyacc32.exe KeyServer KeyAccess client software - "when the KeyServer program is launched, the KeyServer process becomes active so license requests from client computers can be serviced. Without KeyAccess, a keyed program cannot run, so license control is very secure"
X Keybdcntl keybdcntl.exe Added by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!
U Keyboard Manager MMKeybd.exe Multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the additional keys
Y Keyboard Preload Check Preload.exe Millenium Multi-Function Keyboard driver
U KeyMaestro kmaestro.exe Multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the multimedia keys
U keymap keymap.exe System Tray utility and background task used by games produced by Kesmai (published by Interactive Magic) and which enables you to program keys to do specific actions during the game
X keymgrldr rundll32 setupapi, InstallHinfSection... keymgr3.inf CoolWebSearch parasite variant
U KeyPatrol KeyPatrol.exe KeyPatrol - detects Key Loggers ("keyboard loggers" or "keyloggers") using both behavioral and pattern-matching algorithms
U KeyWallet KWallet.exe "KeyWallet is a useful and convenient desktop utility that spares you the trouble of filling in your logins, passwords and other personal data manually"
X kfienq masbl.bat Added by the KIFER TROJAN!
N khooker khooker.exe SiS Keyboard Daemon. System Tray utility which gets installed by the drivers of the latter day SiS VGA cards. Can cause errors at startup and isn't required
U KICKMON.EXE KICKMON.EXE KeepItClean - utility that deletes safe to remove files, cookies, browsing history, etc. This is the scheduler - if you don't schedule clean-ups it isn't required
U Kill Popup KillPopup.exe KillPopup - pop-up stopper
N Kinberlink Kinberlink.exe Kinberlink network messaging. Available via Start -> Programs
U KK Loader loadkk.exe KeyKey XP Professional from KeyKey.com. "Monitor Instant Messages, Chats, Emails, Web Site URLs, Passwords, Computer Programs, Start Up and Shut Down time and much more completely undetected to the user."
U klp run32dll.exe PAL PC Spy - key recorder and screen capture utility which controls and monitors everything that happens on your pc and online
U KM9801U MMHotKey.exe Multimedia key handling for the relevant type of Turbo-Media keyboard. Shortcut available. Note that with this running it can crash DirectX8/9 under WinXP when a game switches to full-screen
U kmw_run.exe kmw_run.exe Kensington MouseWorks - mouse/trackball software. Not required unles you use any special features
U kmw_show.exe kmw_show.exe Kensington MouseWorks - mouse/trackball software. Not required unles you use any special features
N Kodak Batch Transfer pezdow1.exe Part of "Kodak Picture Easy" software for digital cameras. Includes the display of an icon in the System Tray to quickly transfer photos to a PC
U Kodak EasyShare software EasyShare.exe Software bundled with Kodak digital cameras to manage the connection between the PC and the Camera. Can be started manually
N Kodak Picture Transfer Software pts.exe Looks for Kodak camera connection and media insertion. Available via Start -> Programs
N Kodak Software Updater backweb*****.exe Software updater for Kodak Easyshare digital cameras
Y KodakCCS KodakCCS.exe Kodak DC File System Driver
N Konni Symbol Autostart KonniSymbol.exe Gives configuration access to RagTime Solo professional business publishing software. RagTime Solo is the private user version of RagTime 5
N kontiki kontiki.exe Kontiki Delivery Manager - Windows-based client software that enables secure delivery of content to users' desktops
U KREC32 krec32.exe StarrCommander Pro Keystroke logging software
U Krnlmod Krnlmod.exe Keylogger - see here. Given a "U" recommendation because it depends if you intentionally installed it. If you didn't, treat it as "X" and uninstall or remove via Spybot S&D (for example)
U ktchnsnk ktchnsnk.exe HP program found with the Office Jet 500/600/700 series which initializes the Office Jet manager each time the computer is booted up or rebooted
X kv3000 lover.vbe Added by the ZSYANG.B WORM!
X kvern16.dll regsvr32.exe [path] kvern16.dll DailyWinner adware
X kw3eef76 rundll32.exe [path] kw3eef76.dll, EnableRunDLL32 LZIO.com adware downloader
N kX Mixer kxmixer.exe Provides Mixer and Control functionality to KxProject Audio driver for EMU10k based soundcards