startup check please

  pollpott 16:52 07 Dec 05
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I have the following items in the starup menu, are they all needed...? I gather that some items can slow the pc and mine seems to be sluggish compared to the past, thanks for any help.
igfxtray
hkcmd
ashDisp
BCMSMMSG
gcasserv
realsched
REGSAVE
HPWuSchd2
dumprep0-k
qttash
ctfmon
CTDetect
abode reader speed launch

  Diodorus Siculus 17:01 07 Dec 05

Google for them and you will find info like below.

igfxtray - igfxtray.exe - Process Information
"Process File: igfxtray or igfxtray.exe
Process Name: Intel(R) Graphics Accelerator Helper

Description:
igfxtray.exe is a process which allows you to access access the Intel Graphics configuration and diagnostic application for the Intel 810 series graphics chipset. This program is a non-essential system process, and is installed for ease of use via the desktop tray. "
click here


hkcmd - hkcmd.exe - Process Information
"Process File: hkcmd or hkcmd.exe
Process Name: Intel Hotkey

Description:
hkcmd.exe is installed alongside Intel multimedia devices and allows configuration and diagnostic options for these devices. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems."
click here


ashDisp - ashDisp.exe - Process Information
"Description:
ashDisp.exe is a part of the Avast Internet security suite. This utility forms an important part of your computers protection against Internet-bound viruses and worms, and should not be terminated."
click here

  Diodorus Siculus 17:04 07 Dec 05

Install and run CrapCleaner from click here and it will remove any temp files that may be causing some sluggishness.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:08 07 Dec 05

Process File: bcmsmmsg or bcmsmmsg.exe
Process Name: BCMSMMSG

Description:
BCMSMMsg.exe is a vital component of the BCM voice modem drivers. This process is needed to ensure that your BCM modem works properly.


Process File: gcasServ or gcasServ.exe
Process Name: Microsoft AntiSpyware Server Process

Description:
gcasServ.exe is a process belonging to the Giant/Microsoft AntiSpyware product. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

Process File: realsched or realsched.exe
Process Name: RealNetworks Scheduler

Description:
realsched.exe is a program which schedules for manual update checks for Real Networks products. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference however disabling may prevent notification of updates.



regshave - regshave.exe - Process Information
"Process File: regshave or regshave.exe
Process Name: Regshave

Description:
regshave.exe installed alongside the drivers for Fuji FinePix digital cameras. This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems."
click here


dumprep - dumprep.exe - Process Information
"Process File: dumprep or dumprep.exe
Process Name: Dump Reporting Tool

Description:
dumprep.exe forms a part of Microsoft Windows XP (and later versions), in-built fault logging software. Upon serious errors this program will write the details to a text file and request the information be sent to Microsoft. This program is a non-essential system process, and is installed for third party use. "
click here

HPWuSchd2 - HPWuSchd2.exe - Process Information
"Process File: HPWuSchd2 or HPWuSchd2.exe
Process Name: Hewlett Packard Software Update Scheduler

Description:
hpwuschd2.exe is a process belonging to the Hewlett Packard Software Update Scheduler which displays update information regarding HP's range of products. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems."
click here


qttask - qttask.exe - Process Information
"Process File: qttask or qttask.exe
Process Name: Apple QuickTime Tray Icon

Description:
qttask.exe produced by Apple, installs a tray bar icon which links to the Apple QuickTime video streaming tool. This program is a non-essential system process, and is installed for ease of use"
click here

ctfmon - ctfmon.exe - Process Information
"Process File: ctfmon or ctfmon.exe
Process Name: Alternative User Input Services

Description:
ctfmon.exe is a part of the Microsoft Office suite. It activates the Alternative User Input Text Input Processor (TIP) and the
Microsoft Office XP Language Bar. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems."
click here


CTDetect - CTDetect.exe - Process Information
"Process File: CTDetect or CTDetect.exe
Process Name: Creative Soundblaster Removable Media Alerter

Description:
CTDetect.exe is a process belonging to the Creative Labs Soundblaster CD/DVD Alerter. This program is a non-essential process, and is installed for ease of use and can be safely removed"
click here


abode reader speed launch: no real benefit.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:09 07 Dec 05

By the way, take a look at mike Lin's startup Contrl Panel click here

  pollpott 17:17 07 Dec 05

I have looked at the site for CCleaner, it will remove cookies, does this mean it will get rid of the ones i use for remembering passwords for banking etc?

  ade.h 17:20 07 Dec 05

Another site to look at: click here

  ade.h 17:21 07 Dec 05

Re: CCleaner and cookies.

Under Options, you'll find an entry for Cookies. Add the names of your important cookies to this list and it won't clear them.

  pollpott 17:39 07 Dec 05

Do you mean internet options? I can't see any mention of cookies except under general/internet files/delete/cookies

  Diodorus Siculus 18:15 07 Dec 05

ade.h means cookies under the CrapCleaner options.

  pollpott 17:20 08 Dec 05

thanks guys.

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