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Start Up Applications X
By  Super Admin  | Published  03/28/2005 | Start Up Applications | Rating:
Start Up Applications X

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 X Server X.exe "XoftWare for Windows" enables you to run network-based UNIX programs ("X programs" or "clients") side-by-side with Windows applications on your personal computer. You can also share programs and computing resources with host computers connected to your PC over a network
U X-Cleaner Deluxe xcleaner.exe X-Cleaner Deluxe - privacy and anti-spy application
N X-Grabber sswizard.exe ScreenShot Wizard
X X10Weax WTHRTRAY.EXE WeatherCheck - "bring the latest local weather to your desktop". Not recommended as it reportedly pops ads, and contains no uninstaller
U x3watch x3watch.exe "program helping with online integrity. Whenever you browse the internet and accesses a site which may contain questionable material, the program will save the site name on your computer. Approximately every 30 days, a person of your choice (an accountabiltiy partner) will receive an e-mail containing all possible questionable sites you may have visited within the month. This information is meant to encourage an open and honest conversation between friends and help us all be more accountable"
X x3yy [path to trojan] Added by the TANNICK TROJAN!
N Xanadu Xanadu.exe Xanadu - free language and translation wizard from Foreignword
? xBrotherMeCom BrMeCom.exe Related to Brother MFC-9200c printer. What does it do and is it required?
X Xcpy1 Xcpy1.exe BroadcastPC adware variant
U XE 8x LM Status lmsxxe.exe Xerox XE8 series laser printer status monitor
X Xecuter.bat psexec.bat Added by the BOOHOO WORM!
N XemiCo ADC.EXE XemiComputers Active Desktop Calendar
N Xfire Xfire.exe Terratec DMXFire 1024 soundcard control panel
X xftpGraber Xftpgraber.exe Added by the ENVID.C WORM!
? xicon xicon.exe Part of the IBM/XPoint Rapid Restore utility. What does it do and is it required?
X XiD mmx.exe Added by the ANALOGX TROJAN!
Y XircWinModem4 ltcm000c.exe WinModem drivers. WinModems use software rather than hardware - hence putting a load on the CPU. Needed if you have it for loading the drivers. See here for more WinModem information
U xitami Xiwin32.exe Xitami Multiplatform Open Source web server
? xkstartup RunDll32 InstZ82.dll, SetUsbPrinterPort On a system with a Lexmark printer
X xload32 netdd.exe Added by the NETSPY TROJAN!
X XML Service msxml.exe Added by the RBOT-HD WORM!
X XNSearchAssistant SrchAsst.exe iWon Search Assistant - spyware
X xor svchost.exe Added by the XORDOOR TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X xp service pack 2 xpsp2.exe Added by the RBOT-KW WORM!
? Xpagent xpagent.exe Part of the IBM/XPoint Rapid Restore utility. What does it do and is it required?
? xpcfg xpcfg.exe ??
? Xpclient xpclient.exe Part of the IBM/XPoint Rapid Restore utility. What does it do and is it required?
U xPlanetControl xPlanetControl.exe Tool that displays a globe with current day/night zones and clouds on users desktop.
X XPSoft CVDAsDW.exe Added by the SDBOT-SY WORM!
X XPSP2 Firewall xpsp2fw.exe Added by the SMALL-RN TROJAN!
X xpsystem y.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant
X Xpsystem SERVICES.EXE Added by the DAEMOZ.A TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X xpsystem services.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant. Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X xpsystem MSXMIDI.EXE CoolWebSearch parasite variant, identified by Kaspersky_antivirus as TrojanDropper.Win32.Small.cw
X xp_system services.exe Added by the KREPPER-G TROJAN! - a CoolWebSearch parasite variant. Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X xp_system winlogon.exe Added by the KREPPER-G TROJAN! - a CoolWebSearch parasite variant. Note - this is NOT the legitimate winlogon.exe process, which should NOT figure in Msconfig/Startup!
U XStop95 XStop95.exe XStop - internet filter
N xswin xswin.exe Installed with a Xerox Work Centre Pro 555. Unchecking it removes an "out of system memory" error
? XTCsgloader XTCsgloader.exe Another Xupiter toolbar variant??
U XTNDConnect PC - 3CmPlm Autodet.exe Component of EasySync Pro. Synchronisation between Palm PDAs  and Microsoft Outlook
U XTNDConnect PC - ErPhn2 ErPhn2.exe Component of EasySync Pro. Synchronisation between SonyEricsson mobile phones and Microsoft Outlook
U XTNDConnect PC - ErTray ErTray.exe Component of EasySync Pro. Synchronisation between SonyEricsson mobile phones and Microsoft Outlook
U XTNDConnect PC - LtNts4 NtsAgnt.exe Component of EasySync Pro
X Xtray xtray_link.exe Added by the VB.JL TROJAN!
U XtreamLok License Manager xl.exe License manager for xLok (XtreamLok) - prevents software being reverse engineered
X XTServiceUpdate XTServiceUpdate.exe hahame.net adware downloader
X XtTb.exe XtTb.exe Top-banners.com adware
? xuio.exe xuio.exe ??
X Xupiter Startup XupiterStartup.exe Xupiter - adware and homepage hijacker. To remove Xupiter go here and to prevent it re-installing in the future see here
X XupiterCfgLoader XTCfgLoader.exe Xupiter - adware and homepage hijacker. To remove Xupiter go here and to prevent it re-installing in the future see here
X XupiterCfgLoader BWCfgLoader.exe Xupiter - adware and homepage hijacker. To remove Xupiter go here and to prevent it re-installing in the future see here
X xupiterstartup2003 xupiterstartup2003.exe Xupiter - adware and homepage hijacker. To remove Xupiter go here and to prevent it re-installing in the future see here
X XupiterToolbarLoader XupiterToolbarLoader.exe Xupiter - adware and homepage hijacker. To remove Xupiter go here and to prevent it re-installing in the future see here
U xv_ctrl v_ctrl.exe 3dfx Underground Tools - "Gives direct hardware control to your video graphics adapter"
? XWMSUSBAPI XWMSAPI.EXE Part of the installation of a Xerox WorkCentre printer/scanner. Is it required?
X XXXmpeg XXXmpeg.exe Adult content dialler
X xxxvideo xxxvideo.exe AccessPlugin premium rate adult content dialler

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