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Start Up Applications V
By  Super Admin  | Published  03/28/2005 | Start Up Applications | Rating:
Start Up Applications V Page 1

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 V.92 Modem On Hold Ltmoh.exe Modem On Hold utility - manages incoming/outgoing voice calls on a single phone line while being connected to the internet
Y V128IID Rundll32.exe v128iitw.dll, STB_InitTweak Loads drivers for some STB graphics cards such as the STB nVIDIA TNT 16MB. Required if you don't want to experience lock-ups or error messages
? V128IITV ?? Loads drivers for some STB graphics cards. May be related to such a card with a TV out option?
? V66SHELL V66SHELL.EXE It looks to be part of the display driver set for ASUS V3800, V6600 and V6800 display adapters. Probably a system tray quick access control?
U va10key va10key.exe Only required if you use the 10 kay bay unit with a Sony Vaio laptop
Y VAGCtrl VAGCTRL.EXE Vexira Antivirus - virus scanner from Central Command
Y VAGuard VAGNT.exe Vexira Antivirus - virus scanner from Central Command
U VAIO Action Setup (Server) VAServ.exe Sony Vaio utility that auto-launches selected applications when you plug in a digital video camera, digital still camera, etc. via iLink (FireWire) or USB
U VAIO Recovery PartSeal.exe System backup for Sony Vaio PCs. Adds a recovery mechanism for users over and above any System Restore features - allowing users to revert a drive back to the state it was when bought form the factory by hitting F10. The user obviously loses any data stored if not backed-up elsewhere
X ValidData [path to trojan] Added by the RANKY.H TROJAN!
X vb6 vb6.exe Added by the MUGLY.D WORM!
X VBouncer VirtualBouncer.exe Virtual Bouncer - malware from Spyware Labs. It is distributed by the same bundling and drive-by download techniques as the parasites it claims to remove, so definitely qualifies as unsolicited commercial software in itself. It also has an update feature that can download and execute arbitrary code. Warning - choose "custom" uninstall as "automatic" may remove other programs - see here and here
X VbouncerDL VbouncerInner****.exe [* = random char] Virtual Bouncer - malware from Spyware Labs. It is distributed by the same bundling and drive-by download techniques as the parasites it claims to remove, so definitely qualifies as unsolicited commercial software in itself. It also has an update feature that can download and execute arbitrary code. Warning - choose "custom" uninstall as "automatic" may remove other programs - see here and here
X VbouncerDL VBouncerInner.exe Virtual Bouncer - malware from Spyware Labs. It is distributed by the same bundling and drive-by download techniques as the parasites it claims to remove, so definitely qualifies as unsolicited commercial software in itself
X VBundleOuterDL BundleOuter.EXE VirtualBouncer 2.0 - malware from Spyware Labs. It is distributed by the same bundling and drive-by download techniques as the parasites it claims to remove, so definitely qualifies as unsolicited commercial software in itself. It also has an update feature that can download and execute arbitrary code. Warning - choose "custom" uninstall as "automatic" may remove other programs
X VB_run comctl_32.exe Dubious downloader from densmail.com
X VC5MediaPlayer csmss.exe Added by the DEDLER-B WORM!
N VC5Play VC5Play.exe Virtual CD drive emulator - version 5. Available via Start -> Programs
X VCatch Vcatch.exe CommonSearch Vcatch - "antivirus" software which actually bundles spy/adware itself!
X VCatch Premium VCatchpre.exe VCatch antivirus. Considered spyware itself - see here
N VCDPlayer VCDPlayer.exe Virtual CD drive emulator. Available via Start -> Programs
N vcdplayx vcdplayx.exe CD emulation part of GameDrive & VirtualDrive from Farstone. Not required as starting these programs load this automatically 
U VCDTower VCDTower.exe Goldensoft CD Ghost related - turns a computer into a 200X-speed CD-ROM tower. Working from the hard drive, users can simultaneously access as many as 23 virtual CD-ROM drives at a speed of 200X for true multitasking
? VCDWATCH VCDWATCH.EXE Confirmed as Voyetra CD Watcher as it was found in a Compaq/Voyetra/AS2 directory but what does it do?
N VCSPlayer vcsplay.exe Virtual CD drive emulator. Available via Start -> Programs
? VDI Manager (HP) HPO0VDX05.exe HP (Hewlett-Packard) related. Now - what does it do?
N vdtask vdtask.exe Program part of GameDrive & VirtualDrive from Farstone. Not required as starting these programs load this automatically 
N Vegas Palms - Launcher Launcher.exe Vegas Palms on-line cassino
N Verizon Control Pad cpad.exe Control Pad - installed with Verizon DSL accounts. Tool designed to streamline the online experience
U Verizon Online Support Center 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, state, etc and gets written to a log file". Verizon Online Support Center is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck Verizon Online Support Center and and then run help and Support it will add another Verizon Online Support Center in the startup menu. If you remove the Verizon Online Support Center in the add/remove program some help menus in help and support will not be available. You decide
X vern16.dll regsvr32.exe [path] vernn16.dll DailyWinner adware
U versato versato.exe "Hot" button (such as volume and browser control) management and a CD player as supplied with QTronix (as possibly Micro Innovations) keyboards
X Version Version.exe JRAUN adware variant
X Version manage.exe JRAUN adware variant
X version adl_dh.exe DealHelper adware related
Y Vet Alert vetmsg9x.exe Computer Associates "InnoculateIT" and Vet Anti-Virus virus software
Y Vet Start Up vet98.exe Computer Associates "InnoculateIT"  and Vet Anti-Virus virus software. This option will slow down your system, if set too aggressively. There is no need to scan every file when opened, closed, etc. Check in InoculateIT PE options
Y Vet Start Up vet32.exe Computer Associates "InnoculateIT"  and Vet Anti-Virus virus software. This option will slow down your system, if set too aggressively. There is no need to scan every file when opened, closed, etc. Check in InoculateIT PE options
U VetTray vettray.exe Computer Associates "InnoculateIT"  and Vet Anti-Virus virus software. System Tray quicklaunch access, not really necessary but only occupies 36k resources
X VFW Encoder/Decoder Settings RUNDLL32.exe MSSIGN30.DLL ondll_reg Added by a variant of the LOVGATE WORM!
U VGAUtil G-VGA.exe Gigabyte VGA Utility - access card options (application needs to be run at startup, but is not system critical)
X vid32cntl vid32cntl.Exe Added by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!
X vidcntl vidcntl.Exe Added by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!
X Vidcompat Vidcompat.exe Added by the GEMA TROJAN!
X Video explored.exe Added by the GAOBOT.RF WORM!
X Video winamp32.exe Added by the AGOBOT-NG WORM!
X Video Lan Player VideoLanPlayer.exe Added by the RBOT-MY WORM!
X Video Manager videomgr.exe Added by the PANDEM.C WORM!
X Video Multimedia Driver ndrives32.exe Added by the RBOT-DK WORM!
X Video Proces winaps.exe Added by the AGOBOT.HD WORM!
X Video Process sysconf.exe Added by the GAOBOT.GEN!POLY or GAOBOT.UM or GAOBOT.ADX WORMS!
X Video Process MS32x16.exe Added by the RBOT.RH WORM!
X Video Process netsvcs.exe Added by the AGOBOT.LH WORM!
X Video Process MSlti64.exe Added by the AGOBOT.UE WORM!
X Video Process [random filename] Added by the RBOT-LM WORM!
X Video Process winasp.exe Added by the AGOBOT-IS WORM!
X Video Services explore.exe Added by the GAOBOT.GL WORM!
X Video Services videol_32.exe Added by the AGOBOT-DM WORM!
X Video Services sys32.exe Added by the AGOBOT.PS WORM!
X Videocntl Videocntl.exe Added by a variant of the GEMA.D TROJAN!
X VideoDriver [filename] Added by the GSPOT20.A TROJAN!
X VideoDriver videodrv.exe Added by the MIMAIL.A WORM!
X VideoDriver gspotbot.exe Added by the SPIGOT.C TROJAN!
X Videool32 VIDEOL32.EXE Added by the AGOBOT.EC WORM!

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