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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.

X RA Server Slave.exe Added by the RA TROJAN!
X RabbitWannaHome rabbit.exe Added by the MIMAIL.S WORM!
Y Rabo Session Monitor RaboSessionMon.exe Related to RaboBank electronic banking software
N RadarSync RadarSync.exe Radarsync utility comes from DFI with their latest motherboards, e.g., DFI LanParty Ultra - checks for BIOS and driver updates periodically
U RadBoot RadBoot.exe RadLinker - tweaker/linker for ATI Radeon based graphics cards. It allows you easy access to per game settings
U RadioSvr RadioSvr.EXE Used to configure wire less networks. Windows automatically detects the Wireless network and it configures the network
U RAMASST RAMASST.exe Optionally installed with some DVD drives (LG, Panasonic, etc). Disables Windows XP's CD-burning abilities because they cause some incompatibilities. It does not affect your ability to burn CDs. If you do not have this program running, you may have some compatibility issues with burnt DVDs
X RamBooster2 rb.exe Added by the AKAK TROJAN!
U RAMDef ramdef.exe Ram Def Xtreme - monitors and defragments your system RAM to improve reliability and speed. Some users swear by programs such as this but I suggest you read this article and make up your own mind
U RamIdle ramidle.exe RAM Idle - "A smart memory management program that will keep your computer running better, faster, and longer. RAM Idle works by  freeing up physical RAM wasted by Windows and other applications. In addition, RAM Idle also includes Cache and startup manager program that will give you more power to optimize your Windows." Some users swear by programs such as this but I suggest you read this article and make up your own mind
U RAMpage RAMpage.exe Small Windows utility that displays the amount of available memory in an icon in the System Tray. It can also free memory by double clicking the tray icon, or by setting a threshold that activates the program automatically, or by having it run automatically when an application exits. RAMpage is free, and open source
X Randex virus built for IRBMe irbme.exe Added by the RANDEX.RH WORM!
X RandomWin32 mgnwin32.exe Added by the SDBOT-DV WORM!
Y RapApp RAPAPP.EXE Application protection component of BlackICE PC Protection (was Defender) firewall, informing you of any modifications to programs, files or folders and detecting unknown programs trying to launch
U Rapid Restore rrpcsb.exe XPoint "Rapid Restore PC" - a "Managed Recovery™ solution that enables IT Administrators to protect the corporate image, while offloading personal data backup and recovery chores to the end user"
X RapidBlaster rb32.exe Homepage hijacker (adult content) - see this newsgroup thread
Y Raptor Mobile vpnservices.exe Symantec VPN Client used to connect to corporate networks. If unchecked, must be uninstalled using Add/Remove Programs as it tightly integrates into networking
X RasCon Remote Access Service Manager rasmngr.exe Added by the SPYBOT.EM WORM!
X Rase boln.exe PurityScan/Clickspring adware
X rate.exe i11r54n4.exe Added by the BEAGLE.E or BEAGLE.F or BEAGLE.G or BEAGLE.H or BEAGLE.I WORMS!
X rate.exe ********.exe [* = random char] Unidentified adware
Y RAV8Tray ravtray8.exe RAV anti-virus related
X RAVEN_VLZS.EXE RAVEN_VLZS.EXE Another eAcceleration program - spyware. Read their privacy statement here
Y RavMon RavMon.exe RAV AntiVirus
X RavTime Mstray.exe Added by the WUKILL.A WORM!
X RavTimer RavTimer.exe RAV AntiVirus
X RavTimeXP [worm filename] Added by the WULLIK.B WORM!
X RavTimXP [worm filename] Added by the WULLIK.B WORM!
? rav_temp.exe rav_temp.exe ??
N Ray Process Killer Prkill.exe Ray Process Killer - clicking right mouse button produces popup menu with current active tasks. You can choose any task and click "Ok" to terminate it. Use CTRL+ALT+DEL instead
X rb32 lptt01 rb32.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "RapidBlaster" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
X rb32 ml097e rb32.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "RapidBlaster" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
X rbenh ml***e rbenh.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "RBEnhance" folder in Program Files) where *** represents random digits. It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
X Rcf Driver rcf.exe Added by the RANDEX.BLD WORM!
X rCron rcron.exe "Switch" adult content dialler
X rCron dservice.exe Switch premium rate adult content dialer
U RCScheduleCheck RCSCHED.EXE Scheduler for VCOM's Recovery Commander - which "can restore your non-booting system back to normal. It only takes a few minutes to get your system back up and running"
X RCSync RCSync.exe PrizeSurfer related. "PrizeSurfer is the free software that automatically enters you to win cash and prizes just for surfing the web and shopping online!" Stealth installed malware
U RDClient RDCLIENT.EXE Remote Disconnection Utility from Twiga. Used for connecting and disconnecting dial up connections on a network - only needed if there is a shared internet connection
X RDLL RunDll16.exe Added by the SDBOT.F TROJAN!
X rdvs [worm filename] Added by the ULTIMAX WORM!
X Reactor3 [random name]32.exe Added by the BOFRA.A WORM!
X Reactor5 [random name]32.exe Added by the BOFRA.D WORM!
X Reactor6 [random name]32.exe Added by the BOFRA.C WORM!
X Reactor7 [random name]32.exe Added by the BOFRA.B WORM!
X Reactor8 [random name]32.exe Added by the BOFRA.E WORM!
X Reactor9 [random name]32.exe Added by the BOFRA.E WORM!
X readdb40 rundll32.exe [path] readdb40.dll, EnableRunDLL32 LZIO.com adware downloader
X Real Internet Player Reaiplay.exe Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!
X Real player updater realupd.exe Added by the PARLAY TROJAN!
X real scheduler.hta RealAudio.exe Added by the CEEGAR TROJAN!
X Real-Tens Real-Tens.exe DownloadWare based advetising spyware
X RealAudio RealAudio.exe Added by the CEEGAR TROJAN! Note - this is not associated with the popular RealPlayer media player
N RealDownload RealPlay.exe Download manager. Available via Start -> Programs
X RealDownload Express npnzdad.exe Advertising spyware
N Reality Fusion GameCam SE RFTRay.exe System Tray access for Logitech's Reality Fusion GameCam. For more details see here. Available via Start -> Programs
N RealJukeboxSystray tsystray.exe System Tray icon for RealJukebox
X realone_nt2003 moniker.exe Added by the SNONE.A WORM!
X RealP1ayer [path to file] Added by the RPLAY.A TROJAN! Note that the name has a number "1" in place of the second lower case "L"
N realplay realplay.exe System Tray icon for RealPlayer. If you subsequently start RealPlayer manually it adds itself back to the start-up list. You can stop this from happening by right-clicking on the tray icon and disabling StartCenter via Preferences
X realplay lptt01 realplay.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "RealPlay" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here. Note - this is not RealPlayer which can have the same executable name
X realplay ml097e realplay.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "RealPlay" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here. Note - this is not RealPlayer which can have the same executable name
X Realplayer One realplay.exe Added by the RBOT-NK WORM!
? Realpopup Realpopup.exe RealPopup - "Replaces old winpopup with a full featured freeware tool which remains stable and simple as its predecessor"
N Realsched realsched.exe Application Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player. Runs independently of RealOne Player, to remind AutoUpdate and Message Center to perform their tasks at pre-scheduled intervals. If it can't be disabled try deleting or renaming realsched.exe and then delete the entry in the registry
? Realtime Audio Engine mmrtkrnl.exe ??
Y Realtime Monitor realmon.exe Realtime scanner part of eTrust Antivirus/InoculateIT version 6 virus scanners from Computer Associates
? RealTimeUpdate RealTimeUpdate.exe Product description in properties is "InternetExplorerCommunicationAgent Module" ?
N RealTray RealPlay.exe System Tray icon for RealPlayer. If you subsequently start RealPlayer manually it adds itself back to the start-up list. You can stop this from happening by right-clicking on the tray icon and disabling StartCenter via Preferences
X RealUpdater realupd.exe Added by the PARLAY or MITGLIEDER.I TROJANS!
N Reboot Reboot.exe MS-DOS/Win3.1 utility use to clean boot a system. Sometimes installed by default from some driver CDs for motherboards
Y Recguard recguard.exe On HP computers, Recguard prevents the deletion or corruption of the WinXP Recovery Partition. Without it enabled, it is possible to knock that completely out and force the customer to send the PC back to HP for a re-image, possibly at the customer's expense
N Reclip reclip.exe Reclip Popup Clipboard manager
X Recommended Hotfix - {0421701D-CF13-4E70-ADF0-45A953E7CB8B} RH.DLL SmartPops adware
N Recover N/A Added during the installation of Comcast High Speed Internet software. During installation the system reboots and if the disk is removed a screen appears asking for the disk to be re-inserted to complete installation. Not required once installion is complete
? RecoverFromReboo RECOVE~1.EXE ??
? RecoverFromReboo RecoverFromReboot.exe ??
? RecoverFromReboot RECOVE~1.EXE ??
? RecoverFromReboot RecoverFromReboot.exe ??
N RecShe RecSche.exe Recording scheduler for WatchTV Capture Card (TV Tuner card)
X RecycleSTR msreg32.exe Added by the RBOT-TC WORM!
N Red Flag redflag.exe PMS prediction program with modes for guys and girls - no longer available
X Red Swoosh EDN Client RSEDNClient.exe Red Swoosh - mechanism used by web sites to allow you to download files from those sites quicker and more efficiently. Note from the license agreement they automatically update the software and share non-personally identifiable information with others in the network
X redirect redirect*.exe Dotcomtoolbar/Linksummary hijacker installer - where * is a random digit
N Redline Taskbar taskbar.exe Taskbar icon for the Redline RegTweak overclocking program as supplied with Sapphire ATI graphics cards
X REEGRUN [path to file] Added by the SECDROP.AI TROJAN
U Referee referee.exe MediaComm's monitor for file association changes. Stop rogue programs from screwing your settings either on installation or whenever they run
N Refresh Refresh.exe (Iomega) Refresh - loads the Iomega desktop icons at startup
X Reg Reg.hta Homepage hi-jacker. Removal instructions here
? Reg Check lpt.exe Related to Supanet ISP software - what does it do and is it required?
X Reg Service winsy.exe Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!
X Reg Services Winboot32.exe Added by the RBOT.PB WORM!
X reg1.reg vuamgard.exe Added by a variant of the IRC.BOT TROJAN!
X Reg32 Reg32.exe Hijacker - redirecting to only-virgins.com
X reg32 reg32.exe Added by the NOUPDATE.B TROJAN!
X Reg32 reg33.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant

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