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Name Filename Status Description
Microsoft Windows Search Indexer SearchIndexer.exe
U
This service is integrated in operating systems beginning with Windows Vista. An earlier version was available as a separate download since Windows 2000.  The purpose is to monitor changes and additions to files and to index the files to speed up the search process.  If you use a third party application for searching or if you simply don't use search or don't mind waiting a long time for results, you can disable this service.
JME Keyboard Driver Service.exe
?
Installed on certain Lenovo computers.  Unable to discover what it does.
jmekey hotkey.exe
U
Installed with certain Lenovo computers, this file needs to run for special keyboard functions to work such as Hot Keys.  If you don't use these special functions, you can disable this startup.
THX TruStudio NB Settings THXAudNB.exe
Y
Installed by THX TruStudio software published by Creative Technologies.  May be preinstalled on certain computers.  This file loads the configuration settings for the software.  Necessary for the software to run.
WS 1.10.0.20 Client Service wssvc.exe
X
Added by the WordShark adware. WordShark injects advertisements into web sites that you visit.
wsfd_vt_1_10_0_2 wsfd_vt_1_10_0_20.sys
X
Added by the WordShark adware. WordShark injects advertisements into web sites that you visit.
HomeTask.exe HomeTask.exe
X
Added by the YourTV.link browser hijacker.
start start.exe
X
Added by the YourTV.link browser hijacker.
WordSurfer Auto Updater 1.10.0.19 Core WordSurferAutoUpdateClient.exe
X
Windows Task added by the WordSurfer adware. WordSurfer injects advertisements in web sites that you visit.
Word Surfer 1.10.0.19 Client Service wsasvc.exe
X
Added by the WordSurfer. WordSurfer injects advertisements in web sites that you visit.
wsafd_1_10_0_19 wsafd_1_10_0_19.sys
X
Added by the WordSurfer. WordSurfer injects advertisements in web sites that you visit.
Speedup_umh Speedup_umh.exe
N
Part of Avira's System Speedup software used to remove temporary files, cookies, and other files related to privacy.
CS 1.10.0.17 Client Service cssvc.exe
X
Added by the CleverSearch ad injector.
csfd_1_10_0_17 csfd_1_10_0_17.sys
X
Added by the CleverSearch ad injector.
Adobe Licensing Console lnsecsl.exe
X
Service that starts the Media Dashboard v2 potentially unwanted software.
QS 1.10.0.18 Client Service qssvc.exe
X
Added by the QuickSurf adware.
qsafd_1_10_0_18 qsafd_1_10_0_18.sys
X
Added by the QuickSurf adware.
TidyNetwork Update TidyNetwork Update
X
Added by the TidyNetwork adware.
WN 1.10.0.17 Client Service wsvc.exe
X
Added by the Wordinator adware. Wordinator is an adware program that displays advertisements in web sites that you visit.
wfd_1_10_0_17 wfd_1_10_0_17.sys
X
Added by the Wordinator adware. Wordinator is an adware program that displays advertisements in web sites that you visit.
SushiLeads SushiLeads
X
Added by the SushiLeads adware. SushiLeads displays advertisements and lead generation forums in search result pages.
SushiLeadsUpdaterService NpUpdaterService.exe
X
Added by the SushiLeads adware. SushiLeads displays advertisements and lead generation forums in search result pages.
SmdmF Service SmdmFService.exe
X
Added by the Linkey adware.
<random guid> smdmfmgrc2.cfg
X
Added by the Linkey adware. This service will have a display name similar to F06DEFF2-5B9C-490D-910F-35D3A9119622.
ArcadeTwist Updater ArcadeTwist Updater.job
X
Added by the ArcadeTwist adware. ArcadeTwist is an adware program that injects advertisements into web sites.
ArcadeTwist Support ArcadeTwist Support.job
X
Added by the ArcadeTwist adware. ArcadeTwist is an adware program that injects advertisements into web sites.
VOTPrx VOTPrx.exe
X
Added by the ArcadeTwist adware. ArcadeTwist is an adware program that injects advertisements into web sites.
Validate Installation Validate Installation
X
Added by the GeniusBox adware. GeniusBox is an adware program that injects advertisements and offers into web sites that you visit.
GeniusBox GeniusBox
X
Added by the GeniusBox adware. GeniusBox is an adware program that injects advertisements and offers into web sites that you visit.
Check Updates Check Updates
X
Added by the GeniusBox adware. GeniusBox is an adware program that injects advertisements and offers into web sites that you visit.
Media Service MediaService.exe
X
Added by the Online Video Promoter PUP. This PUP will watch videos in the background in order to generate views or ad revenue.
CrimeWatch CrimeWatchService.exe
X
Added by the CrimeWatch adware. Crime Watch is an adware program that displays news related to crime in your browser and also displays advertisements.
Win32k win32k.sys
Y
This is the required Multi-User Win32 driver for Windows. If this file is removed or the driver service deleted, Windows will not be able to startup properly.
SC 1.10.0.16 Client Service scsvc.exe
X
Added by the SuperClick. SuperClick is an adware that injects advertisements into sites you visit.
scfd_1_10_0_16 scfd_1_10_0_16.sys
X
Added by the SuperClick. SuperClick is an adware that injects advertisements into sites you visit.
crypto13 <random>.exe
X
Added by the Alpha Crypt encrypting ransomware infection.
AVrSvc <random>.exe
X
Added by the TeslaCrypt encrypting ransomware infection.
AVSvc <random>.exe
X
Added by the TeslaCrypt encrypting ransomware infection.
WordFly 1.10.0.15 Client Service wfsvc.exe
X
Added by the WordFly. WordFly is an adware program that injects advertisements into web sites that you visit.
wffd_1_10_0_15 wffd_1_10_0_15.sys
X
Added by the WordFly. WordFly is an adware program that injects advertisements into web sites that you visit.
cpuminer-gpu sgminer.cmd
X
Added by the CPU Miner. CPU Miner is a unwanted program that uses your computer's resources to mine digital currency for the developer.
cpuminer cpuminer-gw64.exe
X
Added by the CPU Miner. CPU Miner is a unwanted program that uses your computer's resources to mine digital currency for the developer.
System checker Service syschkrs.exe
X
Added by the System-Checker. System-Checker opens a tray icon that displays system utilization information. It also installs numerous certificates and a layered service provider that allows it to monitor and manipulate all of your network activity.
System checker Monitor syschkrm.exe
X
Added by the System-Checker. System-Checker opens a tray icon that displays system utilization information. It also installs numerous certificates and a layered service provider that allows it to monitor and manipulate all of your network activity.
scxy scxy.exe
X
Added by the System-Checker. System-Checker opens a tray icon that displays system utilization information. It also installs numerous certificates and a layered service provider that allows it to monitor and manipulate all of your network activity.
CouponAlert CouponAlertService.exe
X
Added by the Coupon Alert. Coupon Alert displays advertisements in news stories on web pages that you are visiting.
TermBlazer 1.10.0.15 Client Service tbsvc.exe
X
Added by the TermBlazer. TermBlazer is a potentially unwanted program that injects ads into web sites that you visit.
tbfd_1_10_0_1 tbfd_1_10_0_15.sys
X
Added by the TermBlazer. TermBlazer is a potentially unwanted program that injects ads into web sites that you visit.
shopper-z Updater Donte.exe
X
Added by the Shopper-Z adware. Shopper-Z is an adware program that displays intrusive advertisements in web sites that you visit.
csrcc csrcc.exe
X
Added by the Shopper-Z adware. Shopper-Z is an adware program that displays intrusive advertisements in web sites that you visit.
Status Key

Each entry in the database will have a Status assigned to it. The key to this status is the following:

  • Y - This status flag means that this entry should be left alone and be allowed to run as if it is unchecked it may break the functionality or use of a particular program.
  • N - This status flag means it is unnecessary to run this program automatically when Windows starts as you can run it manually when necessary.
  • U - This status flag means it is up to you whether or not you feel this program needs to run automatically.
  • X - This status flags means the item should definitely not start up automatically. Items that have this flag are generally malware such as viruses, trojans, hijackers, spyware but could also be programs that are not desirable to run on your computer.
  • ? - This status flag means the status of this entry is unknown at this time and more research is necessary.
If you require assistance in removing one of these files you can ask us in the Startup Database Forum.
Disclaimer
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.


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