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By pmfturner ·
Running on Windows 98, my PC appears to take a long time to shut down, I think because of all the programs running in the background. Can you tell me what the following programs do, or how I can find out what they do, whether or not I need them, and if not, how to stop them running !
Explorer (Required !)
Ccapp
Datemanager
Gmt
Lexpps
Realplay
Logitray
Cmesys
Wmencagt
Osa
Stimon
Lvcoms
Incd
Loadqm
Starter
Ptsnoop
Systray (Required !)
Mdm
Rnapp
Qttask
Many thanks !!

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by jkaras In reply to Background Programs

The only 2 you need running are explorer and systray, all else are not needed. goto start, run, and type msconfig, enter, then select startup tab and uncheck all unnecessary programs followed by apply, then reboot. Advised to recheck settings after reboot, I have often seen that realplay will cause an issue and might want to save it for 2nd round disabling. If issue you will have to go into safe mode to reinitailize certain programs that will cause conflicts and will have to test 1 by 1 till boots properly. You have a rediculous amount of stuff running!! Some of the programs realplay is the realplayer and will still work by navigating to the program vs loading the tray icon at startup. Logitray is mouse or keyboard software that might or might not be needed at boot up but doubt it. Incd is cd burning software nero and again dont need it running in backround, just navigate to it. Rnaapp is utilized only when the modem is initiating a call to the internet (remote network access _____, ____, protocol) qttask and loadqm I believe are quicken software, others I have seen that are not needed for various programs. I do suspect that ptsnoop might be a trojan program but not sure. While in startup tab of msconfig you can expand the explination of the program to get a better understanding of where the program points to to determine it's origin for removal, programs that are no longer used then uninstall them to reduce bogging down. You can also check your performance once end taskingthe programs by right clicking on my computer, select properties to view cpu usage. Good luck. Most other posters advise www.lavasoft.com (or .de) to remove trojans, I havent used this site yet but it comes highly reccommended.

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by darts32 In reply to Background Programs

The following pages list most programs started when in windows.

http://tinyurl.com/d6h
http://tinyurl.com/97zn

I saw alot of spy and adware programs listed like datemanager and GMT. A program to help with spy and adware files can be found here:

http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

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