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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.


"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 S0undMan svch0st.exe Added by the LOVGATE.AB WORM!
? S24EvMon S24EvMon.exe Event Monitor - supports driver extensions to NIC Driver for wireless adapters. Is it required?
X S3 Internal Chip s3serv.exe Added by the AGOBOT-DD WORM!
? S3apphk S3apphk.exe S3 graphics related?
? S3Hotkey s3hotkey.exe S3 Video driver related. What does it do and is it required?
? S3Mon S3Mon.exe S3DuoVue multi-monitor taskbar helper by S3 Graphics. What does it do and is it required?
N S3TRAY S3Tray.exe S3 display configuration taskbar utility for S3 chipset based graphics cards. Can be run from Start-> Settings -> Control Panel -> Display
? s3tray2 s3tray2.exe Same as the s3tray entry in this table?
? S3TRAYHP S3trayhp.exe S3 Video driver related. What does it do and is it required?
U S4F S4F.exe S4F internet filtering software
X s4helper s4helper.exe Searchcentrix hijacker
? SA Sa3.exe Logitech QuickCam driver. Is it required?
? SA Service SAservice.exe Associated with Cyber Trio and Warner troubleshooting software from G-Tek Technologies and pre-installed on some Packard Bell and NEC PCs. What function does this perform and is it required?
N Sa3dsrv Sa3dsrv.exe 3D sound extension for Windows
X saap saap.exe 180Solutions/N-Case adware variant
N Sabreserver SABSERV.EXE Airline reservation software from Sabre. Available via Start -> Programs
N SAClient RegCon.exe AT&T or ComCast BBClient - monitors system and network-delivered services for availability. Your current network status is displayed on a color-coded web page in near-real time. When problems are detected, you're immediately notified by e-mail, pager, or text messaging
X Safe SafeWin.exe Added by the FOCOSENHA TROJAN!
X SafeGuard Popup Blocker Updater regsvr32 [path] sfgupd.dll SafeguardProtect/Veevo hijacker
X SafeGuard Popup Blocker Updater (required) regsvr32 [path] sfg****.dll [* = ramdom char/digit] SafeGuard Protect/Veevo - hijacker
X SafeGuard Popup Updater (required) regsvr32 [path] sfg****.dll [* = ramdom char/digit] SafeguardProtect/Veevo hijacker
X SafeGuard Popup Updater (required) regsvr32 [path] PDF****.dll [* = random char/digit] SafeguardProtect/Veevo hijacker
N SafeInstall.exe SAFEIN~1.EXE Monitors a download and ensures an newer version of a file isn't replaced by an older one
N SafeOFF SafeOff.exe Provides protection that if user accidentally presses the power switch a dialog will pop up for confirmation
X SafeSearch safesearch.exe AutoSearch parasite variant
X SafeSurfingUpdate SSUpdate.exe DyFuCa/MoneyTree parasite variant
U Safeworld Freedom.exe SafeWorld Internet Security
X Sagate Security Firewall sagate.exe Added by the GAOBOT.BOW WORM!
N SAgent2ExePath SAgent2.exe Seiko Epson printer status agent. Disable if printer is not used often
U SAGENTSERVICE Sagent.exe Added by TinySpyAgent Note - this application must be manually installed
X sagnt sagnt.exe Adware web downloader
X SAHagent Sahagent.exe ShopAtHomeSelect parasite
X SAHBundle bundle.exe ShopAtHomeSelect parasite related
X saie saie.exe 180Solutions/N-Case adware variant
U SAIMON SaiMon.exe Saitek joystick driver
X sain sain.exe 180Solutions/N-Case adware variant
X sais sais.exe 180Solutions/N-Case adware variant
? SaiSmart SaiSmart.exe "Smart Button Special Sauce" - included with the latest software for Saitek game controllers. Related to the "S", "Shift" or "Smart" button. What does it do and is it required?
U SaitekAutoConfigure saicnfig.exe Configuration for Saitek game controllers
X salm salm.exe 180Search adware
X salm salm.exe 180Solutions/N-Case adware variant
U SAMcal SAMcal.exe SamCal - calendar/reminder program
U Sametime Connect Connect.exe IBM Lotus Instant Messaging and Conferencing software
N SandIcon SandIcon.exe SanDisk ImageMate CompactFlash card reader SDDR-31 (USB). Very little use except to place the Sandisk icon beside its drive designation in Windows Explorer. The reader itself will work fine without it. The simplest thing is to just unplug the reader when you're not using it. It may slow the startup by a few nanoseconds, but once the software sees there's no reader, you get back the resources
X sapp sapp.exe 180Solutions/N-Case adware variant
X saSyncMgr rundll32.exe sasync.dll, SyncWait Browser hijacker - redirecting to
U SATARaid SATARaid.exe RAID driver for serial ATA disks on some motherboards such as the DFI Lanparty range. Only loaded if one is using RAID support on SATA drives
X satmat satmat.exe Transponder parasite updater/installer
U SAUpdate SAUpdate.exe Big Brother from Quest Software. System and network monitor
Y SAVAgent SAVAgent.exe Part of Sophos anti-virus software. Required for centrally administered Sophos updates to work correctly, e.g. automatically updating PCs used by dial-in home or out-of-office users
X Save Save.exe SaveNow adware
X SaveDate SaveStartDate.Exe Unidentified adware
X Savenow SaveNow.exe SaveNow adware
X Savenow savenow.exe Added by the SPREDA.B VIRUS!
U Say The Time 5.0 SAYTIME.EXE This program has audio cues for the system clock in male and female voices, customizes the appearance of the system clock, and can synchronize it to a time server regularly
U SB SB.exe Acer Soft Button on Acer Tablet PCs
N SB Audigy 2 Startup Menu /l:eng Related to the Dell OEM version of the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card. If this item is listed and checked in startup, the System32 Folder will appear on every startup. A patch is available - filename R75304.EXE - that fixes the issue. You can find that file at by typing that name in the 'Search' box available there. It addresses the root of the problem in Creative's software and corrects it. Unfortunately there is no direct link to the file, but it's easily available using the search function
X SB Watchdog SBWatchdog.exe Spyware utility installed by the manufacturers of some laptops (Sony) used to monitor browsing habits and send them back to whoever installed it - released by SoftBank. See here for more information
U SBAutoUpdate sbautoupdate.exe SpywareBlaster auto-updater
U SBC Self Support Tool matcli.exe matcli.exe is a motive Assistant Command line interface that gathers information about your system's identity like your name email address, city, county, etc and gets written to a log file. The SBC Self Support Tool is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck SBC and and then run Help and Support it will add another SBC entry in the startup menu. If you remove this software in "add/remove programs" some help menus in help and support will not be available. You decide
U SBDrvDet SBDrv.exe Detects the "Easy Front-Panel Audio Connectivity Drive Internal Drive Bay" on the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinium eX. Can be disabled if you don't have one
X SBHC sbhc.exe SuperBar parasite - uninstall available here
N SBMX sbmx.exe SoundMAX MPU401 MIDI device emulator for x86 VM DOS games/apps (for Win9x only)
U SbUsb AudCtrl RunDll32 sbusbdll.dll, RCMonitor Control for Soundblaster MP3 external (USB) sound card
N sc scrubxp.exe ScrubXP - utility that deletes safe to remove files, cookies, browsing history, etc
U sc sc.exe Watchdog 2.0 Software - monitoring program
U sc run.exe All-In-One_SPY stealth monitoring software - allows monitoring and recording of all actions performed on a computer. It records all keystrokes, remembers addresses of Internet pages visited, and maintains a log file listing all applicationsrun on the computer. It can create screenshots and record sounds from the computer's microphone to a sound file
? sc23exec sc23exec.exe Possibly related to a digital camera
Y SC3300CC SC3300CC.exe SiPix digital camera Twain device driver
X scan mscman.exe Spyware/malware, included into the latest version of Grokster, among others. According to research by SpyBot's PMK,  "able to trick ZoneAlarm, auto-clicking it to allow passing through the firewall!"
? Scan Detector Pmxdetect.exe Associated with PrimaScan scanners. Is it required?
? Scan Wizard button.exe Associated with ScanWizard as supplied with Microtek scanners - see also Scanner Detector or SDetect. What does it do and is it required?
X ScanDisk ScanDisk.exe Added by the GANDA.A WORM! Note - this is not the valid "ScanDisk" Win9x/Me standard disk error checker
X scands32.exe scands32.exe Added by a variant of the Adclicker TROJAN!
? ScanFile ?? ??
? ScanInicio Inicio.exe Part of Panda Anti-Virus. Responsible for scanning the boot sector of your disk and your memory at startup to check for viruses that try and load and act before your anti-virus is fully operational. It only adds a fraction of a second to start-up time and is worth leaving active
N Scanner Detector SDetect.exe ScanSuite Scanner Detector - part of ScanWizard, supplied with Microtek scanners. Waits until you press the "GO" button and seems to serve no other purpose. Automatically installed without prompting. Not required if you can start your scanning application before pressing the "GO" button
X Scanreg [filename] Added by the QQPASS.E TROJAN!
X ScanRegistry nsrvnt.exe Added by the NERTE TROJAN!. Not to be confused with the real ScanRegistry - which is a vital Windows file. This version has the executable as nsrvnt.exe not scanregw.exe
X ScanRegistry scanregv.exe Added by the MASTERLOCK TROJAN!. Not to be confused with the real ScanRegistry - which is a vital Windows file. This version has the executable as scanregv.exe not scanregw.exe
Y ScanRegistry Scanregw.exe Scans the system registry and makes back-ups at start-up. Important should the registry become corrupt. The executable "Scanregw.exe" is located in %windir% (where %windir% is the Windows directory - C:Windows or C:Winnt)
X ScanRegistry Scanregw.exe Added by the STATOR WORM! Not to be confused with the legitimate ScanRegistry entry - which is a vital Windows file. The executable "Scanregw.exe" is located in %windir%System (where %windir% is the Windows directory - C:Windows or C:Winnt). Runs from the registry RunServices key as opposed to the Run key
X ScanSpyware v * Scanner.exe Spyware remover (where * = the version number) of dubious repute, see this list of Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites