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Unneccessary Start Up Prgms

by eelnavi / January 26, 2006 1:51 AM PST

I read the suggestions in "How to Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Prgms" and only checked prgms that had a Y (need), U (user's choice) or ? (unknown).

However, when i click on "system startup" in Spybot, it says some are viruses.

-LoadPowerProfile [Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll, LoadCurrentPwrScheme] (appears twice)

-ScanRegistry [C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun]

Sounds silly but i should trust Spybot then? I thought i read that you should not uncheck Scan Registry.

Thanks for clearing this up.

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Neither Of Those Are 'Viruses'
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 26, 2006 3:14 AM PST

They are legitimate start up programs and should probably stay CHECKED in "msconfig".

I'm not reallly sure where you might see that in Spybot, especially since Spybot doesn't detect "Viruses". It detects spyware.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Registry settings
by ronb42 / January 27, 2006 1:06 AM PST

BE V E R Y C A R E F U L when tinkering with the registry. Using MSconfig is relatively safe because you can always turn something back on.


-ScanRegistry [C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun]
This checks the registry for errors when you boot up.. best to leave it in place unless you are troubleshooting.

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System resources at 66%
by eelnavi / January 27, 2006 2:14 AM PST
In reply to: Registry settings

It is now at 48%, probably bc i need to scandisk/defrag (C is at 87%).

Not counting necessary prgms (ZA, Symantec), I enabled items under user's choice and unknowns. In your experience, can i disable some more items?

U (User's choice)
-TaskMonitor
-SystemTray
-IntelliType
-IDesktop
-USBDetector
-Saimon
-FEELitDeviceManager
-PPHIDPAD
-Symantec NetDriver Monitor
-ScanRegistry
-Scheduling Agent
-NProtect x 2
-LoadPowerProfile x 2
-LoadQM

? (Unknown)
SaiSmart
NPFMonitor

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Re: System resources at 66%
by Tufenuf / January 27, 2006 2:18 AM PST
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stopping various programs
by ronb42 / January 27, 2006 3:17 PM PST

Some of these can likely be stopped...
You can search for these on the net and find out more about them. Read at least 2 or 3 different ideas on what they might be - some people have no clue what they are talking about.
Find the directories on your hdd where these apps originate can sometimes help you figure out what they are; at least what they belong to which helps to know if you can stop them.

-TaskMonitor

-IntelliType

-IDesktop

-USBDetector - stopping this will probably prevent any USB devices from being detected when you plug them in.

-Saimon - never heard of this - search for it on your drive and see where it comes from.

-FEELitDeviceManager

-PPHIDPAD - search for it on your drive and see where it comes from.

-Scheduling Agent

-LoadQM

? (Unknown) _ I generally avoid unknown apps.

SaiSmart - search for it on your drive and see where it comes from.

NPFMonitor

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