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By Super Admin
Published on 03/28/2005
 
Starting with letter Q

Start Up Applications Q

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 Q152404 wsript.exe Q152404.VBS Appears to run Scandisk at bootup on NEC PCs
X q36i36O lms2cenu.exe Added by the SECONDTHOUGHT VIRUS!
N QAGENT qagent.exe Quicken program is controlled by a separate utility program called the Quicken Download Manager (also known as Qagent). When Quicken Download Manager option is enabled, background downloading takes advantage of unused bandwidth to download current financial information anytime your computer is connected to the Internet
X qappsrvc32.exe qappsrvc32.exe Added by a Proxy Trojan variant - identified by Kaspersky antivirus as Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Webber.m
N QBCD autorun autorun.exe Quick Books CD
X qbkupdbs mqbkup.exe Added by the OPASERV.K WORM!
X qbotd [random filename] Added by the BOTTEN TROJAN!
? qBrowse qbrowse.exe ??
X QBRSR QuickBrowser.exe top-banners.com adware
U QCTRAY Qctray.exe System Tray icon providing access to the "IBM Access Connections" wizard on ThinkPad laptops and also allows to change the network environment. Not the same as QCWLIcon, which is pertinent only to the Wireless LAN
U QCWLICON Qcwlicon.exe Used by IBM Thinkpad laptops with built-in wireless card (802.11). System Tray icon that provides a shortcut to "Wireless Connection Status" and allows to turn WL on and off
N QD FastAndSafe QDCSFS.exe Automatically runs Fast & Safe clean-up from Norton/Quarterdeck Cleansweep. Deletes safe to remove files such as Temporary Internet Files (cache). Recommended you run it manually
U QDM QdmStart.exe QDM (QDI Desktop Manager) - part of QDI ManageEasy for QDI's series of motherboards for monitoring PSU, temperatures, BIOS information, etc. Only required if you overclock system components and need to monitor temperatures, etc
U QDMStart QdmStart.exe QDM (QDI Desktop Manager) - part of QDI ManageEasy for QDI's series of motherboards for monitoring PSU, temperatures, BIOS information, etc. Only required if you overclock system components and need to monitor temperatures, etc
? Qdsafe ?? ??
? Qexplo Qexplo.exe ??
X qgqqft [path to Trojan] Added by the RANKY.T TROJAN!
? QMusic QMAgent.exe ??
N QNPlus QNPlus.exe Quick Notes Plus by Conceptworld - sticky notes tool
U Qoeloader Qoeloader.exe Qurb 2.0 anti-spam tool for Outlook/Outlook Express. Required when supporting OE but not for Outlook. Shortcut available via Start -> Programs
X QQ sendmess.exe Added by the SEMES TROJAN!
N QSort2000 QSORT.EXE Utility that sorts your Start menu and Favourites in alphanumerical order. Not required - at any time you can right-click on these lists and choose "Sort by Name"
U QT4HPOT OneTouch.exe Hewlett Packard One Touch keyboard driver. Required if you use the additional keys
U QTaskStartup qtask.exe Feature of Quicken.com Brokerage to customize and display Desktop Alerts and icon. It is not required for the Quicken Program to run correctly, it is only required for the Desktop Alerts feature
N QTSTUB.EXE Qtstub.exe Part of an old version of the Quick Tax application. It enables Quick Tax Calendar Popup to show tax calendar reminders
X QTSvc msocfg.exe Premium rate adult content dialler
X QTSvc navchk.exe Premium rate adult content dialler
X QTSvc shman.exe Premium rate adult content dialler
X QTSvc ssvr.exe Premium rate adult content dialler
N qttask Qttask.exe System Tray access to Apple's "Quick Time" viewer from version 5 onwards
? QUBCity qtp.exe ??
? Queensla Queensla.exe ??
U Quick Controls Astrotoolbar.exe Gateway Astro Screen and Sound Controls tray icon
Y Quick Heal On-Line Protection Cateye.exe Quick Heal - virus scanner
Y Quick Heal Startup Scan QHSTRT32.EXE Quick Heal - virus scanner
N Quick Shelf xx qushelfxx.exe Places an icon in the system tray for launching MS Bookshelf. Available via Start -> Programs"xx" represents the version number - ie, 98, 99
Y Quick Startup Fquick32.exe For a Nisis G6 USB Graphics Tablet. Re-enables itself if disabled therefore best left alone
N Quick View Plus QVP32.EXE Quick View Plus from Inso Corporation. Multiple file type viewer. Available via Start -> Programs
N QuickBooks Delivery Agent QBDAGENT.EXE As far QAGENT but for QuickBooks. Can also have the version number in the name
N Quickbooks Update Agent qbupdate.exe Associated with Intuit's Quickbooks but not required. Possibly to do with the payroll update service but you're prompted to check for updates when appropriate whether this is running or not
U QuickCamPro QuickCamPro.exe System Tray for Picture Capture utility that can run unattended. Pictures every 30 seconds for example, auto FTP Upload, etc
X quicken quicken.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant
X quicken Winrar.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant. Note - this is not the file zipping utility also known as WinRAR!
X quicken Waol.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant
N Quicken Scheduled Updates bagent.exe Quicken background downloading module
N Quicken Startup QWDLLS.EXE Quicken option to load DLLs at startup
N QuickenSEMessage Qsemsg.exe Quicken option
N QuickFinder Scheduler QFSCHD100.exe Used in Corel 2002 & Corel Suite 7 - finds files faster by indexing your files (similar to Microsoft's Find Fast or Fast Search for its Office products)
N QuickFinder Scheduler QFSched.exe Used in Corel 2002 & Corel Suite 7 - finds files faster by indexing your files (similar to Microsoft's Find Fast or Fast Search for its Office products)
Y QuickLaunchEr QuickLaunchEr.Exe QuickLaunchEr - allows you to quickly launch programs from an icon in the system tray
N Quicklink III QL.EXE HP fax program and only needs to be in the start-up group if you allow your phone to automatically answer your phone in fax mode, that is, to receive faxes after a certain number of rings. Available via Start -> Programs
N Quicknote quicknote.exe JC&MB Quicknote Virtual Scrapbook
U QuickPassword agquickp.exe Smart card-based authentication and digital signature client software
N QuickRes QUICKRES.EXE Utility to quickly change desktop resolution - left over from Win95 Power Toys. In Win98 and above incorporated via Control Panel -> Display. Not required unless you have to change resolutions on a regular basis
N quickset quickset.exe Dell taskbar icon allowing you to quickly change settings
X Quicktime Mediaplayer winmplyer32.exe Added by the RBOT-PM WORM!
X Quicktime Pro 3.0 winuodps.exe Added by the GAOBOT.BH WORM!
N QuickTime Task Qttask.exe System Tray access to Apple's "Quick Time" viewer from version 5 onwards
X QuickTime Task qttasks.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant
N QuickTime Update Completion x quicktimeupdatehelper.exe Different numbers caused by number of launches. So if 3 updates are made separately, 3 would appear (in theory)
X QuicktimeMngr QUICKTIMEMNGR.EXE Added by the WOOTBOT.AW WORM!
X Quicktlme ru.exe Adult content dialler
U QuickTV QuickTV.exe Infra-red remote control driver for the AVerTV Studio TV tuner/personal video recoder from AVerMedia. Required if you use the remote control
X Quickzip Ls.exe MsConnect browser hijacker and dialler
X QuickZip lu.exe MsConnect browser hijacker and dialler
N QuikShield qkshield.exe QuikShield popup blocker - reportedly stealth installed, see here
N QuikSync QUIKSYNC.EXE Used by Iomega drives. Available via Start -> Programs
? QWERTY qwerty.exe Possibly adult content related adware
U QWS3270 Sessions sessions.exe QWS3270 Secure terminal emulation software