"This tool comes with a special version of Nero BackItUp for some external harddisks. Controls two buttons on the drive - one button power off the drive and the other directly calls Nero BackItUp to make a quick backup"
"Part of Nokia PC Suite version 5 - which ""is a free PC software product that allows you to connect your Nokia device to a PC and access mobile content as if the device and the PC were one."" Monitors ports to see if a phone has been connected and provides System Tray access to the Connection Manager (and other PC Suite components if a phone is connected). Available via the Control Panel as ""Nokia Connection Manager"""
"ASUS Net4Switch utility as provided on their range of notebooks - which ""helps users to quickly configure the notebook PC's network settings and easily switch between different network environments. A wizard guides users to create and edit configuration settings as well as diagnose problems in the settings for timely connection"""
"NetAppel - free internet telephony utility using the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Call online friends for free and regular phones either for free (limited use) or low rates. One of a number provided by Betamax - the others generally have different rate plans. Similar to the more popular Skype"
"Netlimiter - ""An internet traffic control tool to monitor applications which access the internet and actively control their internet traffic. Use it o set (download/upload) speed limits for applications or even single connection. NetLimiter also allows you to share your internet connection bandwidth among all applications running on your PC."""
"NetRatings software by Opistat. ""OpiStat measures Internet usage anonymously and surveys participants according to their profiles and online habits"". This software has been reported to get downloaded and installed automatically after a Grokster install. It anonymously collects your use of the Internet protocols (sites visited
"""Net Meter is a powerful and easy-to-use bandwidth meter. It monitors traffic of all network connections and displays real-time graphical and numerical data transfer rates. Net Meter can display details of multiple network connections at the same time. It records all network traffic and includes extensive logging (daily
"""FaxTalk NetOnHold 1.5 works with the Modem-On-Hold capabilities found in V.92 modems to provide the ability to place an Internet connection ""on hold"" and receive incoming calls or place outgoing calls"""
"Added by the MKAR-A VIRUS! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a ""NETSTART"" subfolder"
"From a visitor - "This is the executable for NetTime. It is started from the registry when you check the box to start at startup. NetTime allows you to synchronize your computers' clock with a server on your local net or the internet using any of several protocols
An interesting browser utility that allows you to navigate by typing a single word or phrase (a "NetWord") related to what you're looking for into your browser's location field. It also puts an icon in the system tray icon that is a circle with the letter N in the center to access the menu faster. Available via Start -> Programs
Toshiba laptops with built-in Wi-Fi. Allows switching between Wi-Fi and internal ethernet. Only necessary if you have regular need to switch back and forward between these network interfaces. Located in Startup folder so make own shortcut to it and disable if not really necessary
"Added by the AGENT.BX BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
DISCLAIMER: It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating
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