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Solved: Computer slowing down - startup processes

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Erik1982, Nov 15, 2009.

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  1. Erik1982

    Erik1982 Thread Starter

    Nov 15, 2009
    I've recently noticed that my laptop (Windows XP) is getting a little slow and was wondering whether it may have something to do with all the programs running in the background.

    I found the following post: http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/202448-mcshield-exe-using-memory.html

    This post provides great feedback from one of the moderators on startup programs and which are not needed. Would anyone be able to tell me the same for my startups?

    Adobe ARM "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Adobe Reader Speed Launcher "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\reader_sl.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    CTFMON.EXE c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    CTFMON.EXE c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE HKU\S-1-5-19\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    CTFMON.EXE c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE HKU\S-1-5-20\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    CTFMON.EXE c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe ERIK-B1BAB0966F\Erik Aelbers HKU\S-1-5-21-1390067357-573735546-839522115-1004\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    CTFMON.EXE c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe .DEFAULT HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    ISUSPM Startup c:\progra~1\common~1\instal~1\update~1\isuspm.exe -startup All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    ISUSScheduler "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\issch.exe" -start All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    IntelWireless "c:\program files\intel\wireless\bin\ifrmewrk.exe" /tf intel proset/wireless All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    IntelZeroConfig "c:\program files\intel\wireless\bin\zcfgsvc.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    MSMSGS "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background ERIK-B1BAB0966F\Erik Aelbers HKU\S-1-5-21-1390067357-573735546-839522115-1004\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Microsoft Office c:\progra~1\micros~2\office10\osa.exe -b -l All Users Common Startup
    QuickTime Task "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    SigmatelSysTrayApp stsystra.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Sonic CinePlayer Quick Launch c:\progra~1\common~1\sonics~1\cinetray.exe All Users Common Startup
    SunJavaUpdateSched "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    SynTPEnh c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntpenh.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    cdoosoft c:\windows\system32\olhrwef.exe ERIK-B1BAB0966F\Erik Aelbers HKU\S-1-5-21-1390067357-573735546-839522115-1004\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    desktop desktop.ini NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    desktop desktop.ini ERIK-B1BAB0966F\Erik Aelbers Startup
    desktop desktop.ini .DEFAULT Startup
    desktop desktop.ini All Users Common Startup
    dla c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    iTunesHelper "c:\program files\itunes\ituneshelper.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    igfxhkcmd c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    igfxpers c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    igfxtray c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    mcagent_exe "c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    swg "c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\googletoolbarnotifier.exe" ERIK-B1BAB0966F\Erik Aelbers HKU\S-1-5-21-1390067357-573735546-839522115-1004\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  2. Rich-M


    May 3, 2006
    I would leave the java and the MacAfee and uncheck everything else as unnecessary.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002

    After you go in Start - Run - MSCONFIG - OK - Startup(tab) and uncheck any of the startup entries, click Apply - OK and then restart your computer.

    When the "System Configuration Utility" window appears during restart, ignore the message. Put a checkmark in that window and then click OK.

    If you want to research any entries in the startup list, here is a good site to do it.

  4. Erik1982

    Erik1982 Thread Starter

    Nov 15, 2009
    Dear Rich-M and flavallee, thank you very much for your help.

    flavallee - the site you sent through is excellent. I just cleaned up my startup list and notice the difference already.
  5. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
    Keeping as lean a startup load as you can will make a big difference in speed and performance, depending on how old and slow your computer is. It also reduces the risk of freezes and error messages.

    Installing new programs and updating already-installed programs will add or re-enable entries to the startup list, so be vigilant of it and check the startup list regularly.

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