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By pmfturner ·
I have a number of background programmes running, but don't know what half of them do or whether I need them running ! They are :-

Explorer
Onetouchmon
Soundman
Navapw32
Rnaapp
Iamapp
Qttask
Lexpps
Wmencagt
Loadqm
Wxqkpick
Ppwebcap
Stimon
Incd
Starter
Hkcmd
Lgfxtray
Imontray
Smtray
Promon
Systray

How do I find out what each one does, and how do I stop them running automatically when I start my PC ?

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by jschein In reply to Background Programmes

Goto www.lavasoftusa.com and download Adaware. Install it, update it, and run it... Clean malicious files out. Something has been installed on your computer with or without your knowledge, this program will fix it.

Secondly, goto www.google.com and just type in the search bar for these filenames lexpps.exe, loadqm.exe, etc... it will tell you what they belong to.

Safe ones on your list:
Explorer - System file
Soundman - Soundcard Manager
Navapw32 - Norton AV
Rnaapp - Dial Up
Incd - Cd burner prog
Systray - System file

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by Gary_W In reply to Background Programmes

Go here: http://www.answersthatwork.com/
and click on the "task list" button. Search for the program. This site has helped me out immensely.

Gary

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Brilliant tip - that website appears to be definitive - certainly gives some background (excuse the pun !) information ! Thanks

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by cp7212 In reply to Background Programmes

Explorer and Systray are needed to run your computer. Those have to remain running. Navapw32 is a Norton Anti-virus process. Starter is a volume control for Windows-based players. Rnaapp is Real Player. Lexpps is a Lexmark printer process. I believe Stimon is a monitor process. Qttask is a Quick Time process. Onetouchmon is a monitor process. I agree to use Google at www.google.com to see what the other processes are. If you go to Start > Run and type msconfig (win 98), go to the Advanced tab and uncheck the boxes that are next to the processes you do not want to run, they will not run upon startup. Remember, do not uncheck Explorer and Systray. Good luck.

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by niseys In reply to Background Programmes

Explorer - Windows required
Onetouchmon - Scanner program (User decision)
Soundman - Probably sound card software adjustments.
Navapw32Rnaapp - Norton Anti-Virus & RNAAPP (a windows prog for tcp/ip connection)
Iamapp - Internet access manager application
Qttask - Quick Time task schedular.
Lexpps - Lemark printer program
Wmencagt - Turn off. Not a sys required prog, may be problem causing app - run (adaware and spybot)
Loadqm - The MSN Queue Manager Loader is installed with MSN Explorer and MSN Messenger. It can somtimes use a lot of system resources. Not necessarily need unless you use MS Instant Messenger
Wxqkpick - Never seen. either new MS or other prog - possible problem causer (run adaware & spybot). Suggest disabled.
Ppwebcap - PaperPort Scanner prog. (http://knowledgebase.scansoft.com/view.asp?tnID=1344)
Stimon - Still Image Monitor - windows prog. (user choice)
Incd - Ahead Nero Burning software prog used to 'mount' RW cd disk in your burner.
Starter - Creative Labs Ensoniq Mixer Tray icon (sound card software program control)

Hkc md - Application which implemements Intel?s Hotkey Command (possibly your keyboard?)
Lgfxtray - Intel graphics software (http://216.239.41.104/search?q=cache:ALcUcmgkov8J:developer.intel.ru/download/design/motherbd/cb/relnotes.PDF+Lgfxtray&hl=en&ie=UTF-
Imontray - Intel active monitor tray (adjust your monitor settings?)
Smtray - Sound Max Tray (icon at bottom right of screen).
Promon - System tray bar application which shows LEDs which gives information on the network traffic going through Intel Pro network card.
Systray - Windows prog. (location where all the icons display at the lower right of your screen).

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