It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they
are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. BleepingComputer.com will not
be held responsible if changes you make cause a system failure.
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.
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.