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23 May 2010   #1

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Deletable Programs

So my computer runs pretty quickly already, but I figured every little bit helps, and I'd go ahead and uninstall all the programs I didn't need. Unfortunately there were way more than I expected and I'm not quite sure which ones are necessary and which ones are just wasting space. Can I get some input about which of the following programs are unnecessary and can be deleted? Like I said, my computer runs quickly already, so if you're not sure whether something can be deleted, please say so, and I'll take the conservative route and keep it. However, if you're sure something's not needed I'll take it out. Thanks in Advance!


Acrobat.com Adobe Systems Incorporated 12/22/2009 1.1.377
Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Adobe Systems 4/14/2010 9.3.2
Adobe AIR Adobe Systems Inc. 12/22/2009 1.0.4990
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX Adobe Systems Incorporated 5/23/2010 10.0.45.2
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin Adobe Systems Incorporated 5/7/2010 10.0.45.2
Adobe Reader 9.3.2 Adobe Systems Incorporated 5/23/2010 181.5 MB 9.3.2
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5 Adobe Systems, Inc. 3/27/2010 11.5.6.606
Atheros Driver Installation Program Atheros 3/22/2010 5.2
CCleaner Piriform 5/6/2010 2.31
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Cisco Systems, Inc. 7/26/2009 3.23 MB 2.3.0254
Cisco EAP-FAST Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 7/27/2009 1.42 MB 2.1.6
Cisco LEAP Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 7/27/2009 1.19 MB 1.0.12
Cisco PEAP Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 7/27/2009 1.15 MB 1.0.13
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system Microsoft Corporation 4/13/2010 123.5 MB 12.0.6425.1000
CyberLink YouCam CyberLink Corp. 8/29/2009 79.6 MB 2.0.2519
Defraggler Piriform 12/22/2009
Google Chrome Google Inc. 7/26/2009 6.0.408.1
HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP Conexant Systems 4/20/2009 7.80.4.50
HP Deskjet D1500 Printer Driver Software 13.0 Rel. 3 HP 4/20/2009 13.0
HP DVD Play 3.7 Hewlett-Packard 12/22/2009 3.7.0.6623
HP Imaging Device Functions 13.0 HP 4/20/2009 13.0
HP Photosmart Essential 3.5 HP 4/20/2009 3.5
HP Quick Launch Buttons Hewlett-Packard Company 3/22/2010 6.50.13.1
HP Smart Web Printing 4.60 HP 4/20/2009 4.60
HP Solution Center 13.0 HP 4/20/2009 13.0
HP Support Assistant Hewlett-Packard 3/22/2010 32.4 MB 4.3.1.2
HP Total Care Setup Hewlett-Packard Company 4/20/2009 1.1.1983.2818
HP Update Hewlett-Packard 10/6/2009 2.96 MB 5.002.001.004
HP User Guides 0118 Hewlett-Packard 4/20/2009 144.3 MB 1.01.0000
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver Intel Corporation 4/20/2009 8.15.10.2021
J2SE Development Kit 5.0 Update 20 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 9/3/2009 1.5.0.200
Java(TM) 6 Update 16 (64-bit) Sun Microsystems, Inc. 9/3/2009 6.0.160
Java(TM) 6 Update 20 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 3/20/2010 95.0 MB 6.0.200
Java(TM) 6 Update 7 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 4/20/2009 171.1 MB 1.6.0.70
Java(TM) SE Development Kit 6 Update 16 (64-bit) Sun Microsystems, Inc. 9/3/2009 1.6.0.160
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 4 ##ID_STRING_COMPANY_NAME## 9/3/2009 1.6.0.40
Juno Preloader Juno, Inc. 4/20/2009 1.99 MB 1.0.0
LabelPrint CyberLink Corp. 4/20/2009 241.0 MB 2.5.0926
LightScribe System Software LightScribe 7/27/2009 23.1 MB 1.18.1.1
LiveUpdate 3.3 (Symantec Corporation) Symantec Corporation 2/10/2010 3.3.0.92
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Malwarebytes Corporation 4/29/2010 8.51 MB
Microsoft Live Search Toolbar Microsoft Corporation 4/20/2009 8.82 MB 3.0.541.0
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 Microsoft Corporation 12/22/2009 12.0.6425.1000
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Microsoft Corporation 12/22/2009 12.0.6425.1000
Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.4 Microsoft Corporation 7/27/2009 0.49 MB 2.0.3008.0
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English) Microsoft Corporation 4/13/2010 123.6 MB 12.0.6425.1000
Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 (KB971118) Microsoft Corporation 2/11/2010
Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Corporation 1/19/2010 61.1 MB 3.0.50106.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] Microsoft Corporation 7/27/2009 1.74 MB 3.1.0000
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x64 8.0.50727.4053 Microsoft Corporation 7/28/2009 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053 Microsoft Corporation 7/28/2009 0.25 MB 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ATL Update kb973924 - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 2/10/2010 0.20 MB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022 Microsoft Corporation 2/10/2010 2.36 MB 9.0.21022
Move Media Player Move Networks 12/22/2009
Mozilla Firefox (3.5.5) Mozilla 12/22/2009 3.5.5 (en-US)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) Microsoft Corporation 7/26/2009 1.28 MB 4.20.9870.0
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) Microsoft Corporation 11/25/2009 1.34 MB 4.20.9876.0
muvee Reveal muvee Technologies Pte Ltd 12/22/2009 161.4 MB 7.0.35.6951
NetWaiting BVRP Software, Inc 6/10/2009 2.5.52
NetZero Preloader NetZero, Inc. 4/20/2009 2.07 MB 1.0.0
Power2Go CyberLink Corp. 4/20/2009 177.9 MB 6.0.2202
RealPlayer RealNetworks 3/18/2010
Realtek 8169 8168 8101E 8102E Ethernet Driver Realtek 6/10/2009 1.00.0000
Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 6/10/2009 6.0.6000.20133
Samsung ML-1740 Series 3/8/2010
Shop for HP Supplies HP 4/20/2009 13.0
Skype™ 4.1 Skype Technologies S.A. 8/23/2009 31.1 MB 4.1.141
Symantec Endpoint Protection Symantec Corporation 2/10/2010 11.0.5002.333
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver Synaptics 4/20/2009 11.0.7.0
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 12/22/2009 14.0.8064.0206
Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant Microsoft Corporation 7/27/2009 6.500.3146.0
Windows Live Sync Microsoft Corporation 7/27/2009 2.79 MB 14.0.8064.206
Windows Live Upload Tool Microsoft Corporation 7/27/2009 0.22 MB 14.0.8014.1029
Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin Microsoft Corp 3/15/2010 0.29 MB 1.0.0.8
Yahoo! Toolbar 1/10/2010

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23 May 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's a difficult buisiness telling you what programs to delete, we don't know what you do with your PC, and what dependencies these programs may have with other programs you do need. That said, I don't see anything on that list that shouts out, "delete me I am a resource hog". But, I will suggest you remove the older versions of Java, as they are a security threat even though you have the latest version Java(TM) 6 Update 20 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 3/20/2010 95.0 MB 6.0.200 installed. Download JavaRa and have it remove the older versions and the unneeded bits as well:

RaProducts - Products

May I suggest you actually add another program (sorry ), and run it to see what else if out of date, and insecure?:

Secunia PSI

PSI - Consumer - Products

This will scan your PC and tell you what is insecure and even give download links in most cases. This is a very good, thorough program, and you can close it afer you use it if you want, it does not have to run always.

A Guy
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23 May 2010   #3

 

depends on which programs you rarely use mate. It's hard to tell since It's your PC
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23 May 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you delete those programs from the program library, it will not buy you any performance. All it buys you is a smidget of disk space. What is a lot more interesting is which of those run in the startups. Those take RAM and CPU resources and can potentially impact your performance.
If you care to post your startup programs, we can discuss those. Best is to use WinPatrol for easy access and manipulation.
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23 May 2010   #5

 

good point there WHS. "startup". How could i've missed that. Gonna take a peek on those Win patrol
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23 May 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

As for which ones I use regularly, I know I need Adobe Reader and Flash Player, the VPN Client, Google Chrome, Defraggler, CCleaner, MalwareBytes, Java, Microsoft Office, Firefox, Skype, Symantec, Synaptics, and Windows Media Player. As for the rest, most of them I'm not sure, especially with all the random HP stuff that came preloaded.
Here's the list of startup programs:

Yes HKCU:Run ehTray.exe C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
No HKCU:Run Google Update "C:\Users\AkshayRaghu\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
Yes HKLM:Run ccApp "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run HP Software Update C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
Yes HKLM:Run SunJavaUpdateSched "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run hpqSRMon C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
Yes HKLM:Run QPService "C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run QlbCtrl.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe Reader Speed Launcher "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe ARM "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run SynTPEnh C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
Yes HKLM:Run IgfxTray C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
Yes HKLM:Run HotKeysCmds C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
Yes HKLM:Run Persistence C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
No HKLM:Run Acrobat Assistant 8.0 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
No HKLM:Run Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat_sl.exe"
No HKLM:Run GrooveMonitor "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
No HKLM:Run TkBellExe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
No HKLM:Run UCam_Menu "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\YouCam\2.0"
No HKLM:Run UpdateLBPShortCut "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\LabelPrint\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\LabelPrint" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\LabelPrint\2.5"
No HKLM:Run UpdateP2GoShortCut "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go" UpdateWithCreateOnce "SOFTWARE\CyberLink\Power2Go\6.0"
Yes Startup Common HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe

I copied it from CCleaner's list, so everything with a "No" is currently disabled, and anything with a "Yes" is currently enabled. Any help with either the total program list or the startup is appreciated; Thanks
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23 May 2010   #7

 

Just My Opinion. I have Compaq laptop,and most of the extra stuff wasn't useful to me

Yes HKCU:Run ehTray.exe C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
No HKCU:Run Google Update "C:\Users\AkshayRaghu\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
Yes HKLM:Run ccApp "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run HP Software Update C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
Yes HKLM:Run SunJavaUpdateSched "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run hpqSRMon C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
Yes HKLM:Run QPService "C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run QlbCtrl.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe Reader Speed Launcher "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe ARM "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run SynTPEnh C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
Yes HKLM:Run IgfxTray C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
Yes HKLM:Run HotKeysCmds C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
Yes HKLM:Run Persistence C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
No HKLM:Run Acrobat Assistant 8.0 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
No HKLM:Run Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat_sl.exe"
No HKLM:Run GrooveMonitor "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
No HKLM:Run TkBellExe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
No HKLM:Run UCam_Menu "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\YouCam\2.0"
No HKLM:Run UpdateLBPShortCut "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\LabelPrint\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\LabelPrint" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\LabelPrint\2.5"
No HKLM:Run UpdateP2GoShortCut "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go" UpdateWithCreateOnce "SOFTWARE\CyberLink\Power2Go\6.0"
Yes Startup Common HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe

THE REST STILL UP TO YOU
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24 May 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This list is a little confusing. It would have been easier to read (and to manage) if you had used the WinPatrol Startup window. But in any case, you have far too many startups. Essentially you can disable everything except your AV (which seems to be Norton). Then backtrack from there and enaable the ones you really want to be launched at startup (an example could be the sidebar/gadgets).
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