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Startups listed in StartUpLite

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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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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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