Entry added when you install versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software - allows the full camera features (such as face tracking) to be accessed by both the Logitech software and (amongst others) NetMeeting and Windows Movie Maker. If you don't use the camera on a daily basis create your own shortcut and run it manually when required
Part of Logitech Gaming Software (formerly Wingman Software) for their range of game controllers. Starts the profiler (button configuration) and loads the last used profile at start-up - including System Tray access. Unless you're a hard-core gamer it's best to leave it disabled and load when needed
"MacDrive 7 & MacDrive 6 CrossStripe Edition from Mediafour Corporation - ""a perfect way to share files between Mac OS and Windows."" Version 6 is not Vista compatible but doesn ""include support for striped Mac arrays created with ATTO ExpressStripe software."""
"Used by developers for debugging and is a component of several MS products including Office and Visual Studio. Those who have encountered it have unchecked it with no degradation in performance. It may cause your computer to ""hang"" if you have Visual Studio installed and this disabled because it appears to take over error handling - hence the U recommendation. For this entry it loads under the ""RunServices"" key in Me (located in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM). It also loads a service in XP/Vista (located in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug)"
"Added by the SDBOT-APE WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Machine Debug Manager (mdm.exe) process which is located in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug (98/Me/XP/Vista) or %System% (Me only). This one is located in %Windir%"
"InstallShield is used by a number of software producers to install their programs and manage software updates. This entry runs scheduled searches for and performs any updates to supported installed software so you're always working with the most current version. Manually check for software updates for installed programs on a regular basis"
"InstallShield is used by a number of software producers to install their programs and manage software updates. This entry searches for and performs any updates to supported installed software so you're always working with the most current version. Manually check for software updates for installed programs on a regular basis"
MAD.exe is the MS Exchange 5.5 System Attendant and can also consume a large amount of resources - resolved by the latest Exchange 5.5 Service Pack. Also part of Exchange 2000 Server but does it have the same problems?. Apparently you need to leave this running but is it needed at start-up?
"Mailbox Verifier (MV) is free software that will notify you about new messages arrived to your mailbox. Only works with POP3 mailboxes (not web-mail based systems). You should be able to set your mail system to check all accounts at regular intervals anyway if you prefer (in Outlook for instance)"
"System tray access to and realtime protection agent for the registered version of MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware - which is ""considered to be the next step in the detection and removal of malware. In our product we have compiled a number of new technologies that are designed to quickly detect
"Part of Malwarebytes' RogueRemover PRO - the realtime ""RogueMonitor will alert you before you download a rogue application keeping you safe and secure before trouble occurs."" Now discontinued and the funtionality is included in Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware"
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system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. I 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. For a list of tasks/processes you should try
WinTasks 5 Standard/Professional from LIUtilities or the list at
AnswersThatWork. 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