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#1 RubbeR DuckY

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:13 PM

These are the startups that are currently deemed unnecessary by StartUpLite. If you would like to submit a non-listed startup, please create a new topic in this forum. If you see any typos, please do the same.

ADGJdet
Added with SoundBlaster Live! or Audigy soundcards for headphone autodetection.

Adobe Gamma Loader
Adjusts monitor colours across all programs, including Photoshop. It is needed by some graphics professionals who want their monitor calibrated. Most home users will not need it.

Adobe Reader Speed Launch
Speeds up the time it takes to load the Adobe Reader application. Not required to run Adobe correctly.

Activation
Part of Microsoft Money. Not necessary to run Micrsoft Money correctly.

AIM
AOL Instant Messenger. If connected to the internet, automatically starts and connects. Not necessary for AIM to run correctly.

atiptaxx
Control panel for the ATI series of video cards allowing access to such features as display resolution, color depth, etc.

Cmaudio
System tray control panel for C-Media based soundcards - often included on popular motherboards with in-built audio. Removing this entry will free up some system resources.

CTDVDDet
Auto-detect and play a DVD when using a Creative Soundblaster Audigy2 soundcard.

CTDVDDet
Allows users to auto-detect and play a DVD when using a Creative Soundblaster Audigy2 soundcard.

CTFMON.EXE
CTFMon is involved with the language/alternative input services in Office XP.

ctfmon
CTFMon.exe is involved with the language/alternative input services in Office XP.

CTHELPER
CTHELPER is a background task that is a plug-in manager for Creative drivers.

CTsysVol
Creative sound card volume controls.

diagent
This provides System Tray access for Creative Diagnostics for the Creative SoundBlaster series soundcards, which is available via Start -> Programs.

Digital River eBot
Download from a software manufacturer, you will be sent to this online company's site for the download after the purchase is complete.

DiskeeperSystray
DisKeeper defragmentation software, can be started manually.

dumprep 0 -k
In connection with memory dumps. Not necessary to run system properly. Removing this entry will free up some system resources.

dumprep 0 -u
In connection with memory dumps. Not necessary to run system properly. Removing this entry will free up some system resources.

DVDLauncher
Cyberlink PowerCinema video viewing software which allows you to play DVDs upon insertion.

DVDUpgrade
Microsoft program to upgrade your DVD decoder program - see Q306331. Available via Start -> Programs

Fpx
Remote Desktop Sharing service part of Microsoft's Netmeeting allowing users to share items on their screens across remote locations.

GrpConv
Microsoft Windows Program Group Converter - used by installers (ONLY in the RunOnce keys) - provides the translation of groups and group items to folders and links.

hkcmd
Installed by the Intel 810 and 815 chipset graphic drivers. Not necessary to run system.

HotKeysCmds
Installed by the Intel 810 and 815 chipset graphic drivers. If you want the Ctrl Alt F12 or similar keypresses to access Intel's customised graphics properties, you need it, otherwise not.

HP Component Manager
Checks the internet for updated drivers/utilities for your HP product. Removing this entry will free up some system resources.

HP Software Update
HP software updater. Removing this entry will free up some system resources.

ibmmessages (ibmmessages.exe)
Allows IBM to push messages onto users' computers. Quote: "The Access IBM Message Center can display messages to inform you about software and solutions available from IBM as well as messages from IBM eSupport"

ICO (ICO.EXE)
Found on a Sony Vaio laptop and seems to be related to Mouse Suite 98 Daemon according to the properties. Appears to cause a behaviour where the desktop suddenly flips back up when playing DirectX associated games.

IgfxTray
Quick access to the control panel via a System Tray icon for graphics based upon the Intel chipsets (ie, i810). These chipsets are often included on motherboards. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel.

InCD
Ahead InCD packet writing software - similar to DirectCD. For Nero 5.0 or 5.5 (InCD3).

IntelliPoint
Microsoft Intellipoint software for their Intellimouse series of mice.

ISUSPM Startup
InstallShield Update Service Scheduler. Automatically searches for and performs any updates to the software so you're always working with the most current version.

ISUSScheduler
InstallShield Update Service Scheduler. Automatically searches for and performs any updates to the software so you're always working with the most current version.

iTunes Helper
Installed with Apple's iTunes for Windows. Not necessary to run iTunes correctly.

Jet Detection
Added with SoundBlaster Live! or Audigy soundcards for headphone autodetection.

jusched
Checks with Sun's Java updates site to see if newer Java versions are available. Visit http://www.java.com or just run the Java Plug-In Control Panel to update manually.

KernelFaultCheck
In connection with memory dumps. Not necessary to run system properly. Removing this entry will free up some system resources.

LDM
Installed with the software for Logitech products. Automatically checks for software upgrades AND new products, services and special offerings from Logitech.

Logitech Desktop Messenger
Installed with the software for Logitech products. Automatically checks for software upgrades AND new products, services and special offerings from Logitech.

LogitechSoftwareUpdate
Updater, part of Logitech Image Studio - installed with Logitech QuickCam cameras.

LSBWatcher
Used for automatically updating HP programs. Removing this entry will free up some system resources.

Microsoft Announcement Listener
MS WebTV for Windows. Used to display TV on your PC via a compatible video card with in-built tuner (such as ATI All-In-Wonder).

Microsoft Office
Application which launches common MS Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs.

Microsoft Office
Application which launches common MS Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs.

Microsoft Office Fast Cache
Part of MS Office 95 (v7.0). Not necessary to run MS Office 95 correctly.

Microsoft Office Startup
Application which launches common MS Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs.

Microsoft Utility Startup
Application which launches common MS Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs.

Microsoft Works Update Detection
Checks for updates to Microsoft Works. Unnecessary. Removing this entry will free up some system resources.

MimBoot
Starts Musicmatch Jukebox at bootup - can be started manually.

MMTray
MusicMatch Jukebox icon in the task tray - digital music player/CD burner and ripper/music organizer/playlist creator.

MoneyAgent
Part of Microsoft Money. Not required for Money to run correctly.

Motive SmartBridge
System tray icon for the Virtual Assistant from AT&T Broadband , used to communicate internet problems via the network rather than telephone. Not required.

MSMSGS
Microsoft Windows Messenger. Not necessary, can be started manually when needed. Removing this entry will free up some system resources.

MsnMsgr
MSN Messenger (now superseeded by Windows Live Messenger) utility. If you don't use MSN Messenger, this can be disabled to free up some system resources.

NBJ
Ahead Nero BackItUp backup program. Only required for if you have scheduled back-ups.

NeroCheck
Associated with Nero Burning Rom CD writing software. Checks for driver issues.

NeroFilterCheck
Associated with Nero Burning Rom CD writing software. Checks for driver issues.

NvCplDaemon
System Tray icon used to change display settings, change the clock rate and memory speed for nVidia based graphics cards.

NVIEW
This is a DLL to enable multiple display monitors on a single computer. It can be a cause of numerous problems on some computers.

NVMCTRAY
System Tray icon used to manage settings for nVidia based graphics cards.

nwiz
Associated with the newer versions of nVidia graphics cards drivers. Allows you to immensely improve desktop layouts by setting preferences and optimizations. However, this isn't necessary for the operation of your system.

Office Startup
Application which launches common MS Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs.

PDVDServ
Remote Control background application for CyberLink's PowerDVD version 5 and above.

Persistence
Associated with the Common User Interface module for Intel graphics cards. Removing this entry will free up a small amount of system resources.

PowerBar
Part of CyberLink's PowerDVD software. Not necessary to run PowerDVD correctly.

qttask
System Tray access to Apple's QuickTime viewer from version 5 upwards. Not needed to run Quicktime correctly.

Quicken Scheduled Updates
Quicken background downloading module. Can be started manually.

Quicknote
JC&MB Quicknote Virtual Scrapbook. Not necessary to run Scrapbook correctly.

QuickTime Task
Provides a system tray icon that you can use for quick access to the QuickTime application and additional settings. If you use the system tray icon to launch QuickTime you should leave this process running.

RealDownload
Download manager for Real Player. Not necessary. Available via Start -> Programs.

realplay
System Tray icon for Real Player. Not necessary for Real Player to run correctly.

Realsched
Application Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player. Not necessary to run RealOne Player correctly.

RealTray
System Tray icon for Real Player. Not necessary for Real Player to run correctly.

Reminder
This is a reminder to unlock unkimited use for SoftThinks CD Creator CD/DVD rewriting software, usually supplied with HP PC's as a pre-installed package.

Remind_XP
HP-specific program that reminds users to create System Recovery CDs.

RemoteControl
Remote Control background application for CyberLink's PowerDVD version 5 and above.

RoxioDragToDisc
Part of Roxio EasyCD Creator 6.0 - places the Roxio Drag-to-Disc icon in you system tray. Not required for Roxio to work properly.

RoxWatchTray
Related to Roxio Easy CD Creater System Tray icon installed by Roxio Easy Media Creator 8. Not required for Roxio to work properly.

sbdrvdet
Checks to see if Creative sound card driver should be updated.

SigmatelSysTrayApp
Related to Sigmatel Audio sound card. This program is not required to start automatically as you can run it when you need to.

SoundMan
System Tray icon for the Realtek AC97 Audio Sound Manager for AC97 onboard audio. Available via Start -> Settings-> Control Panel. Removing this entry will free up a small amount of system resources.

SunJavaUpdateSched
Checks with Sun's Java updates site to see if newer Java versions are available. Visit http://www.java.com or just run the Java Plug-In Control Panel.

swg
Part of Google Toolbar. Notifies you of newest toolbar versions.

TaskBar
Creative SoundBlaster Audigy Taskbar - used to choose between different types of EAX Effects, not required in startup.

TkBellExe
RealPlayer scheduler. Completely unnecessary. Removing this entry will free up a small amount of system resources.

ttrayp
Part of S3 Graphics Controllers, S3 Screentoys Helper.

updateMgr
Automatic updates for the Adobe Reader file viewer. Not required to run Adobe correctly.

UpdReg
A startup reminder to register your Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! Card. Removing this entry will free up some system resources.

UserFaultCheck
In connection with memory dumps. Not necessary to run system properly. Removing this entry will free up some system resources.

VTTimer
Driver file for the on-board VIA/S3G KM400/KN400 graphics which enables TV in/out communication.

Winampa
Loads the System Tray icon for the Winamp media player. Not necessary for Winamp to run correctly.

WorksFUD
Part of Microsoft Works. Used for advertising. Not necessary to run Works correctly.
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#2 hotlips69

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 09:52 PM

CFTMON.exe will always return, even after you have disabled its startup.
However, it is not necessary on 99% of users PCs and can be completely removed at the following link:

Frequently asked questions about Ctfmon.exe

#3 RubbeR DuckY

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 01:16 PM

Just added these today! ;)

DVDUpgrade
Microsoft program to upgrade your DVD decoder program - see Q306331. Available via Start -> Programs.

Fpx
Remote Desktop Sharing service part of Microsoft's Netmeeting allowing users to share items on their screens across remote locations.

GrpConv
Microsoft Windows Program Group Converter - used by installers (ONLY in the RunOnce keys) - provides the translation of groups and group items to folders and links.

Activation
Part of Microsoft Money. Not necessary to run Micrsoft Money correctly.

Microsoft Announcement Listener
MS WebTV for Windows. Used to display TV on your PC via a compatible video card with in-built tuner (such as ATI All-In-Wonder).

TaskBar
Creative SoundBlaster Audigy Taskbar - used to choose between different types of EAX Effects, not required in startup.

Digital River eBot
Download from a software manufacturer, you will be sent to this online company's site for the download after the purchase is complete.

Microsoft Office Fast Cache
Part of MS Office 95 (v7.0). Not necessary to run MS Office 95 correctly.
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