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Windows 7: Does anybody know what these startup programs do?


05 Feb 2011   #1
GWT

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Does anybody know what these startup programs do?

I've Googled some of these already but I am unsure if I can turn any of the following off and get away with it.

IAStorIcon.exe
Apoint.exe
SysTrayApp (sttray64.exe)
nwiz.exe
NvCplDaemon (RUNDLL32.exe)
NvHotkey
UseService (BCMDeviceAndTaskStatusService.exe)
msseces.exe
TdmNotify.lnk

The rest I know about (I had a few more than what's listed here) but I'm not sure about these. Can anybody help?

Thanks.

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05 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Nvidia Video card? nwiz.exe, NvCplDaemon, NvHotkey are probabaly to do with Nvidia drivers and the Nvidia control panel.
msseces.exe is Microsoft Security Essentials.
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05 Feb 2011   #3

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I haven't used this for awhile, but I think it will tell you what most of them are.
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php
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05 Feb 2011   #4
GWT

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
I haven't used this for awhile, but I think it will tell you what most of them are.
Windows startup programs. What are they? Are they required? How can I disable them?
Thanks, I've been there. That's a page maintained by SpyBot and is more associated with detecting malware that may get into your machine and plants itself on startup.

Since this is a brand new machine, I don't expect any of these to be malware in the truest sense, but I'm not sure if any of them can be disabled, either.

Are they essential services? That's more how I'm approaching this.
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05 Feb 2011   #5

7x64 SP1
 
 

msseces.exe is definitely MS Security Essentials
BCMDeviceAndTaskStatusService.exe appears to be some sort of Dell thing
Apoint.exe is part of touchpad drivers
IAStorIcon.exe is "The program is related to Intel Rapid Recover Technology" according to a quick Google search

Hope that helps!
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08 Feb 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Search here, will find most known exe files.

ProcessLibrary.com - The Online Resource For Process Information!

A Guy
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08 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Process Explorer will also tell you by clicking on the program.
It will then take you to the internet and discribe the program Process Explorer
Fabe
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08 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You should have a second column with the name of the manufacturer this will give you a better idea as to what they are
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