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Unnecessary Start-up Programs


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delef38

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Please advise on which programs I should deactivate :

Startup List report created on 19/6/2009 by Startup Manager


Name: SoundMan
Path: SOUNDMAN.EXE
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: LanguageShortcut
Path: "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Language\Language.exe"
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: PCTVOICE
Path: pctspk.exe
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: nwiz
Path: nwiz.exe /install
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: NvMediaCenter
Path: RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: NvCplDaemon
Path: RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: Adobe Reader Speed Launcher
Path: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: SunJavaUpdateSched
Path: "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: KernelFaultCheck
Path: %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: avast!
Path: C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: CTFMON.EXE
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE
Location: HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: CTFMON.EXE
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: MSMSGS
Path: "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Name: Yahoo! Pager
Path: "C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YAHOOM~1.EXE" -quiet
Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Status: Enabled
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Safe to disable:
- SoundMan
- LanguageShortcut
- PCTVOICE (up to you - used for modems based upon PC-TEL chipsets. Normally used for some Voice and Speakerphone functions and also for some Power management options. If you remove it you may not be able to use any of those functions)
- nwiz
- NvCplDaemon
- Adobe Reader Speed Launcher (I recommend, you unistall Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is an enormous hog, and install FoxIt Reader: http://www.filehippo...download_foxit/, which is much smaller, and faster. It does very same thing)
- SunJavaUpdateSched
- KernelFaultCheck
- CTFMON.EXE (Download, and run CTFMON-Remover: http://www.gerhard-s.../ctfmonremover/
The CTFMON-Remover helps you removing the annoying CTFMON.EXE from your Windows operating system. The program is easy to use and displays whether the CTFMON.EXE is installed and running or not. If it was found then you can remove it within seconds. Just in case that you need the CTFMON sometime in the future there is also an option to restore the original one.
Note:The CTFMON.EXE is among other things responsible for changing the language schema of your keyboard (e.g. for switching between the German and English keyboard layout). So in case you are using this feature you shouldn't remove or disable the CTFMON.EXE!
NOTE. CTFMON.EXE is not a threat, but unnecessary startup, which can't be disabled in any other way)
- MSMSGS
- Yahoo! Pager
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Thanks Broni - I appreciate the help :)
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You're welcome :)
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...[double post]

Edited by Broni, 21 June 2009 - 12:10 PM.

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