Do I need these programs running in the background

  kaled 10:10 08 May 04
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Recently I've noticed a huge amount of programs running in the background of my system and wondered how many of them are relevant. Any advice from you lot out there would be welcome. I basically want to know which ones I can safely disable in msconfig.
The programs are:
Explorer
Zlclient
Realevent
Avgcc32
Dcfssvc
Point32
Stimon
Aticwd32
Systray
Avgserv9
Winlogon
Qttask

  VoG II 10:27 08 May 04

Real event (real player monitoring) and Qttask (Quick time in system tray) can be disabled).

The others are firewall, anti-virus, camera etc and should be left alone.

  Taran 10:27 08 May 04

This is what you have:

Explorer (Windows Explorer)

Zlclient (Zone Lab Client, part of ZoneAlarm)

Realevent (RealOne Player element)

Avgcc32 (Part of AVG)

Dcfssvc (Kodak Digital Camera software)

Point32 (Microsoft IntelliPoint Software)

Stimon (Still Image Monitor)

Aticwd32 (ATI graphics card software)

Systray (Windows system tray - where your clock lives)

Avgserv9 (another part of your AVG software)

Winlogon (Windows logon utility that mages log on and log off)

Qttask (Apple QuickTime system tray utility)

It's up to you whether or not you want to disable any of them, but with the possible exception of the two media players I'd leave them all well alone.

  Taran 10:28 08 May 04

SNAP !

;o)

  Clint2 10:28 08 May 04

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  Graham ® 10:29 08 May 04

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  kaled 10:38 08 May 04

Wow!
I post a question - go off to make a cup of tea - and when I get back all these responses! Cheers! Thanks to all of you I know I can safely disable realevent and qttask. And thanks Taran for explaining exactly what I've got.

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