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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.

U N2PTray Net2fone.exe An Internet telephony application. Needed only if you have an account at Net2Phone, Inc
N NADaemon NADAEMON.EXE Program by NetActive which appears to be piggybacked onto some Nvidia graphics cards software. They seem to look after "digital rights management". One user reports disabling it has no detrimental affect - not required
N Naggerrunkey nagger.exe Packard Bell Free Internet Signup screen
Y Naimagent_service EPOAgentnaimas32.exe Networked version of McAfee VirusScan. Installs, configures and updates the software and DAT (virus definition) files on local computers from a network server. A resource hog but required for DAT updates and if disabled can also cause random freezes and error messages
Y Naimagent_UI EPOAgentnaimag32.exe Workstation background program for Network Associatesí McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator - a network management tool for enforcing antivirus protection of the workstations using system policies. Works with both McAfee and Norton AntiVirus. NAIMAG32 and NAIMAS32 communicate with the ePolicy Orchestrator processes on the network fileserver to check for virus updates or for the need to perform a virus scan
Y Naimagent_UI naimag32.exe Workstation background program for Network Associatesí McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator - a network management tool for enforcing antivirus protection of the workstations using system policies. Works with both McAfee and Norton AntiVirus. NAIMAG32 and NAIMAS32 communicate with the ePolicy Orchestrator processes on the network fileserver to check for virus updates or for the need to perform a virus scan
X Name Iexplorer0.exe Added by the THREADSYS TROJAN!
X NAP32 NAP32.exe Premium rate adult content dialler
X Narrator ******.exe [* = random char] Transponder/VX2 related adware
X Natal Natal.scr Added by the OPASERV.AE WORM!
X NAV RuxDLL32.exe Added by the MAPSON.D WORM!
Y NAV Agent navapw32.exe Norton Anti-Virus's background scanning process
X nAv AGENT N/A Added by the RIOSYS MACRO! Note the lower-case "n" and "v" in the name as this is not the valid Norton AntiVirus entry of the same name - indeed it closes Norton AV processes
X NAV Agent systems.exe Added by the TARNO.C TROJAN! Note - this is not the valid Norton Antivirus entry of the same name
X NAV Agent winsnav.vbs Added by the ANPES WORM!
X NAV Auto Protect msfwe1.exe Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!
X NAV Auto Protect navprotect.exe Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!
X NAV Auto Protect dnsserv.exe Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!
X NAV Auto Protect mcafee32.exe Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!
X NAV Auto Update Navautoupdate.exe Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!
X NAV Auto Updates csrssp.exe Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!
X NAV Auto Updates navwindows.exe Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!
N NAV CfgWiz cfgwiz.exe Introduced with Norton Anti-Virus 2002, this is a real resource hog. Many NAV users will find they can live without loading it
N NAV Configuration Wizard cfgwiz.exe Introduced with Norton Anti-Virus 2002, this is a real resource hog. Many NAV users will find they can live without loading it
U NAV DefAlert DefAlert.exe Norton Anti-Virus Definitions Alert. Warns you if virus definitions are out of date. Leave enabled unless you manually update virus definitions on a regular basis
X NAV Live Update [path to worm] Added by the DEBORMS.C WORM! Note - this is not a valid Norton Anti-Virus (NAV) function from Symantec
X NAV Scan Service NAVSCAN32.EXE Added by the SDBOT.VG WORM!
X NavAgent32 lasvr32.exe Added by the FEMOT.D WORM!
X NavAgent32 SCardSvr32.Exe Added by the MOFEI.B WORM!
X navapp navapp.exe NavExcel adware variant
Y navapw32 navapw32.exe Norton Anti-Virus's background scanning process
U Naviscope naviscope.exe Naviscope is a multipurpose browser enhancement that can speed up Web searches, lock out cookies, examine HTML send/receive headers, provide single-click network diagnostics, and much more
X NaviSearch nls.exe NaviSearch, eXact Advertising variant
X navman_20 sysnav32.exe Hijacker, possibly a CoolWebSearch variant
X navp.exe navp.exe Added by the AGOBOT-OE WORM!
X NavPass NavPass.exe Free system for gaining access to and downloading from adult content web-sites
X NavScan [filename] Added by the OBSORB TROJAN!
X NAVSCANNER32 NAVSCANNER32.EXE Added by the RBOT.QC WORM!
X NAVUpd rundll32.exe navupd.dll, Startup Added by the NAVU TROJAN!
N NB Common Dialog Enhancements COMDLGEX.EXE Part of McAfee Nuts & Bolts. With Common Dialog Enhancements, you can add MRU list box to open dialogs
N NB Start Menu STARTM.EXE Part of McAfee Nuts & Bolts. Provides the same control as MSCONFIG and can be used instead if you have N&B
N NB Windows Patterns WINDBKGND.EXE Part of McAfee Nuts & Bolts. With Background Patterns, you can change background patterns of wizard and dialog windows
U NBJ NBJ.exe Ahead Nero BackItUp backup program. Only required for if you have scheduled back-ups
U NbkCtrl NbkCtrl.exe Scheduling engine of NovaSTOR Backup Service. Only required if scheduling is enabled and wanted - see here
X NBT System alias [path] repcale.exe [path] beird.exe Added by a variant of the RANDON.AN WORM!
? NCClient N/A ??
N NCD ncd.exe Norton Change Directory - from the DOS days that allows the user to change directories on their machine without typing the complete path
? NCLAUNCH NCLAUNCH.Exe Part of SWF Studio from Northcode Inc - an extension to Flash. Bundled when you create a self-installing screen-saver on Win2K/XP. Is it required?
N NCS_SS Csinsm32.exe Same as CleanSweep Smart Sweep-Internet Sweep
X NDAv csnss.exe Added by the SERFLOG.C WORM!
X NDAv svhost.exe Added by the SERFLOG.C WORM!
? NDDEAGNT NDDEAGNT.EXE WinNT default process. Network Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) Agent, handles requests for network DDE services
X NDIS Adapter ndis.exe Added by the SDBOT.VF WORM!
X NDIS Adapter windows.exe Added by the FORBOT-BR WORM!
X NDIS Adapter lsass2.exe Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!
X NDplDeamon nstask32.exe Added by the RANDEX.E WORM!
X NDplDeamon winlogin.exe Added by the RANDEX.E WORM!
U NDPS DPMW32.EXE Novell Distributed Printer Services - part of Novell's Netware Client and Groupwise products. Not required if you don't use this feature
X NDrv NDrv.exe PurityScan/Clickspring adware
U NDSTray NDSTray.exe ConfigFreeT Tray on a Toshiba laptop. Tray utility for their network switching application which permits switching network devices and settings with a click on the tray icon. While it is not required, for people who span multiple networks and want an easy way to go from wired to wireless and change addresses and other network settings, it's a must have
N Necbar Necbar.exe Nec Assistant; Ark's Navigator, a graphical interface for NEC computers
Y NECMFK necmfk.exe NEC wireless keyboard driver
U Necutray Necutray.exe Driver for external USB storage devices (hard drives, flsh disks, etc)
? neqprvfy.exe neqprvfy.exe Appears to be related to the downloading of some application - possibly verifying updates?
X Nero.ma ***.exe [*** = 2 to 3 digits] Added by the JONBARR.D WORM!
X NeroAutoStartClient NeroASM.exe Added by the AGOBOT.VG WORM!
U NeroCheck nerocheck.exe Associated with "Nero Burning Rom" CD writing software. Checks for driver issues
X NeroCheck regedit.exe Added by the DOOMJUICE.B WORM! Note - this is not the valid Ahead Nero CD burning program. Also it is not the valid Windows registry editor which resides in C:Windows or C:Winnt wheras this version resides in C:WindowsSystem (Win9x/Me), C:WinntSystem32 (WinNT/2K) or C:WindowsSystem32 (WinXP)
U NeroFilterCheck NeroCheck.exe Associated with "Nero Burning Rom" CD writing software. Checks for driver issues
N NeroNETTrayIcon NNServiceCtrl.exe System tray access to NeroNET - Ahead Software's network-capable extension of their CD/DVD burning program. NeroNET allows a burner to be shared across a network
X Net WINREG.EXE Added by the ASSASIN.D TROJAN!
U Net Accelerator NetAccelerator.exe Rizal NetAccelerator - "Optimizing Dial-Up, Lan, Cable, DSL, and Satellite connections do you want to speed up your Internet access up to 200% - 300% ???". Only required if you find it helps improve your performance
U Net Activity Diagram nad.exe Net Activity Diagram from MetaProducts. Monitors your computer internet activity. Available via Start -> Programs
N Net-It Launcher NILaunch.exe Net-It - web publishing software
U NetAccelerator NetAccel.exe NetAccelerator is a "software utility that optimizes your internet access up to 1200% faster!. NetAccelerator speeds all modems allowing you to download faster, browse faster, surf faster!. Only required if you find it helps improve your performance
X NetAdm7 NETADM7.EXE Added by the BANCOS.F TROJAN!
X Netapi Netapi.exe Added by the NETDEVIL.14 TROJAN!
X NetApp winserv.exe Added by the SHADOWTHIEF TROJAN!
X netconfig netconfig.exe Added by the NETCONF TROJAN!
U NetCruiser Dialer NCDialer.exe NetCruiser Dialer from NetCruiser Software. "An Internet dialer and connection monitor with features to launch applications when a connection is detected, dial and hangup at predefined times and automatic redialing of dropped connections"
X netdaemon netdaemon /v Malware designed to "kill" a number of antispyware applications (SpyBot, Giant, SpyDoctor, SpySweeper, SpyHunter, Anvir, WinPatrol, and more)
X netdll32 netdll32.exe Added by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!
X netdllex netdllex.Exe Added by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!
X NetDy VisualGuard.exe Added by the NETSKY.N or NETSKY.W WORMS!
X NETFP32.EXE NETFP32.EXE Added by the AGENT.CD TROJAN!
? netfxupdate netfxupdate.exe Would appear to be a valid Microsoft .NET file (see here) but this suggest's it's a trojan?
? NetFxUpdate_v1.0.3705 netfxupdate.exe Would appear to be a valid Microsoft .NET file (see here) but this suggest's it's a trojan?
U NetGuard NetGuard.exe FBM Software ZeroSpyware 2004 spyware detector and remover - real time monitor
U Netlimiter Netlimiter.exe Netlimiter - "An internet traffic control tool to monitor applications which access the internet and actively control their internet traffic. Use it o set (download/upload) speed limits for applications or even single connection. NetLimiter also allows you to share your internet connection bandwidth among all applications running on your PC."
N Netline User netchk.exe Netline supplies internet related products and services and this program identifies user ID and IP information. Found installed along with the Falcon 4 game, for example
X NetLink netlink32.exe Added by the GAOBOT.WO WORM!
X NetLogon userint.exe Added by the SDBOT-BC WORM!
X NetManagerService ntss.exe Added by the BESTPICS.A TROJAN!
X NetMeter NetMeter.exe NetRatings software by Opistat . "OpiStat measures Internet usage anonymously and surveys participants according to their profiles and online habits". This software has been reported to get downloaded and installed automatically after a Grokster install. It anonymously collects your use of the Internet protocols (sites visited, Web pages, advertisements seen, electronic commerce, streaming). To be avoided!
X NetMon netmon.exe Added by the MIMAIL.M WORM!
U netmsg netmsg.exe Net_Message is a small tool to send messages across the network, using the Windows Messenger Service, so there is no client install required to receive the messages. It has a number of other features as well
U NetPatrol winclient.exe NetPatrol network monitoring software
X netpc32.exe netpc32.exe Malware, probably CoolWebSearch parasite related
N NetPerSec NetPerSec.exe NetPerSec - measures the real-time speed of your Internet connection
N NetPumper NetPumperIEProxy.exe NetPumper download manager - bundles Cydoor and SaveNow adware, see here
X NetReach nrcheck.exe Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!
X Netropa Internet Receiver Netropa.exe Netropa Internet Receiver. Shows a scrolling bar with the news. Major resource hog and flagged as spyware
U NetRun NetRun.exe NetRun - will 'RUN' a 'List' of programs only when a internet connection is detected, and close/kill the same 'List' when the connection is lost
N Netscape Messenger NETSCAPE.EXE In Netscape 6 (I know for sure with 6.2.1, maybe with 6.0) Netscape.exe is the main executable file for Netscape Navigator, Netscape Mail and News, and Netscape Messenger (the new name for the embedded AIM, no doubt to make it sound like Windows Messenger, the XP version of MSN Messenger). Basically, netscape.exe can be more than just Netscape Messenger, and Messenger can be more then just AIM in disguise, depending on the version of Netscape installed
N Netscp6 Netscp6.exe Netscape 6
X netservices recall.exe Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!
U NetShow Powerpoint Helper NSPPTHLP.EXE If disabled, user created fonts can no longer be seen by other programs
N NetStat Live Nsl.exe AnalogX NetStat Live - TCP/IP protocol monitor which can be used to see your exact throughput on both incoming and outgoing data
X netsv32 netsv32.exe Added by the SDBOT-PX WORM!
U NetTime NETTIME.EXE From a visitor - "This is the executable for NetTime. It is started from the registry when you check the box to start at startup. NetTime allows you to synchronize your computers' clock with a server on your local net or the internet using any of several protocols, e.g. NTP."
U NetTurbo netturbo.exe NetTurbo from SharewareOnline.com. "Accelerate Your Internet Connections by up to 600%". If you find it helps your connectivity leave it enabled
X Netunit32 wunit32.exe Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
X NetWatch32 netwatch.exe Added by the MIMAIL.C WORM!
N Netword Agent nwant33.exe An interesting browser utility that allows you to navigate by typing a single word or phrase (a "NetWord") related to what you're looking for into your browser's location field. It also puts an icon in the system tray icon that is a circle with the letter N in the center to access the menu faster. Available via Start -> Programs

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