"Part of Wave Systems Corp. Embassy Trust Suite. ""Document Manager uses the hardware security provided by the TPM to provide strong protection for data. Files encrypted by Document Manager cannot be located or viewed by others"""
"""HP Wireless Assistant is a user application that provides a method for controlling the enablement of individual wireless devices (such as Bluetooth or WLAN devices) and that shows the state of the radios for these wireless devices"""
"Spindown utility ""for use with all Western Digital external hard drives except for the Media Center and the Dual-option Backup drives. It is designed to give greater user control over the spindown of the external drive"""
"WeatherScope - ""displays your current local temperature in the system tray of your computer (near the clock) whenever you are online!"" Not recommended as it bundles GAIN adware. You can get the adware free version for a whopping $30. Please note that Claria Corporation no longer support GAIN-Supported software - see here"
"WebCallDirect - 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"
"Added by the MONAD-A TROJAN! Note - this malware actually changes the default value data of the Registry Run and RunServices keys in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. Name field may be empty"
"Webcelerator from eAcceleration speeds your Web browsing by both remembering where you have been and anticipating where you will go. Only needed if you find it improves web browsing. Now no longer available and supported and when available was classed as spyware - see here"
"Part of Trend Micro web-security products - PC-cillin 2000 and Virus Buster 2001. Checks web-sites for malicious Java and ActiveX elements in a similar way to McAfee WebScanX. A few users find it infuriating"
"Cisco Aironet 340 Series PC Card driver. If it can be started manually it shouldn't be required if you don't use the PC card facility regularily - hence the status could be ""U"". Can anybody confirm this?"
System Tray application that starts up the Winfox utility for a Leadtek Winfast graphics card to restore settings. Can be started manually via Start → Control Panel → Display. Only needed if you wish to run things like the hardware monitor or overclock your card
"ICQ (messaging/chat program) anti-bomb software. ""WFIPS is anti-bomb software for safeguarding ICQ Bomb before the bombing. 'ICQ Defoolder' is a tool for removing ICQ bomb after being exposed."" For more information about ICQ bombs see here"
From WinFax 10.0 and possibly earlier versions. Appears if you chose to have WinFax appear in the taskbar (System Tray) during installation and displays a yellow fax/telephone icon. Available via Start -> Programs
"WhatPulse collects statistics on how much you type on your computer and sends this information to a server. It is not a keylogger which monitors your keystrokes and what you type - it only counts the number of keystrokes"
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