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WinPatrol log of start-up programs: Need some help
« on: February 23, 2012, 12:51:22 PM »
Hello everyone at LzD,

Corrine suggested that I post the WinPatrol log here of start-up programs that are currently on my HP laptop running Windows XP. Would love some advice as to whether everything looks OK, and more importantly:
1) what essential programs might be missing from the list
2) what programs might be virus/malware related
3) what programs can safely be disabled in order to free up available RAM

I basically only want start-up programs that are essential for security and a smooth running system.

Any and all help truly appreciated!

- John

WinPatrol Report Log
Report created by WinPatrol [FREE Edition] version 24.1.2012.0:24.1.2012.0 at 8:57:48 PM, on 2/23/2012

Platform: Windows XP SP3 Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
Browser: Windows® Internet Explorer - Internet Explorer version 8.00.6001.18702
Memory currently in use: 77%

MSIE: Internet Explorer (8.00.6001.18702)
IE Cookie Path: C:\Documents and Settings\hp\Cookies\

HKLM Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
HKCU Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
HKLM Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

WinLogon DefaultUserName=hp
WinLogon DefaultDomainName=HP-PC-BUSH
WinLogon Shell=Explorer.exe
WinLogon UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,


Startup Programs
Active Tasks
Scheduled Tasks
IE Helpers
File Types
Services
• Startup Programs •
•  PTHOSTTR
PTHOSTTR.EXE /Start                 Adds Security Manager System Tray functionality
Version: 2, 0, 3, 3         © Copyright 2005-2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\HPQ\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\PTHOSTTR.EXE /Start
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:29 PM
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•  SynTPEnh
SynTPEnh.exe                 Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements
Version: 10.2.4 18Jan08         Copyright (C) Synaptics, Inc. 1996-2008
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  CognizanceTS
AsTsVcc.dll,RegisterModule                 Terminal Services Virtual Channel Client
Version: 1.5         Copyright (C) 2002-2003 Cognizance Corp.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\IAM\Bin\AsTsVcc.dll,RegisterModule
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:29 PM
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•  Cpqset
Cpqset.exe                 
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\Cpqset.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  hpWirelessAssistant
HP Wireless Assistant.exe                 HP Wireless Assistant Module
Version: 2, 0, 5, 1         © Copyright 2005, 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\HPQ\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  DLA
DLACTRLW.EXE                 
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  Broadcom Wireless Manager UI
WLTRAY.EXE                 Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Tray Applet
Version: 4.10.47.0         1998-2005, Broadcom Corporation All Rights Reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.EXE
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  QlbCtrl
QlbCtrl.exe /Start                 QLB Controller
Version: 6, 0, 5, 1         © Copyright 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:29 PM
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•  Recguard
Recguard.exe                 Recguard Application
Version: 6, 0, 66, 7         Copyright (C) 2005
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\Recguard.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  Scheduler
Scheduler.exe                 Scheduler
Version: 1, 0, 3, 6         Copyright (C) 2005
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\Scheduler.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  ISUSPM Startup
ISUSPM.exe -startup                 InstallShield Update Service Update Manager
Version: 3, 10         Copyright (C) 1990-2004 InstallShield Software Corporation
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:29 PM
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•  ISUSScheduler
issch.exe -start                 InstallShield Update Service Scheduler
Version: 3, 10         Copyright (C) 1990-2004 InstallShield Software Corporation
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe -start
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:29 PM
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•  IgfxTray
igfxtray.exe                 igfxTray Module
Version: 6.14.10.4926         Copyright 1999-2006, Intel Corporation
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  HotKeysCmds
hkcmd.exe                 hkcmd Module
Version: 6.14.10.4926         Copyright 1999-2006, Intel Corporation
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  Persistence
igfxpers.exe                 persistence Module
Version: 6.14.10.4926         Copyright 1999-2006, Intel Corporation
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  SoundMAXPnP
smax4pnp.exe                 SMax4PNP
Version: 6,0,0,82         Copyright © 2002-2006, Analog Devices
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  WatchDog
DVDCheck.exe                 DVDCheck Application
Version: 1, 0, 0, 8         Copyright 1999-2004 InterVideo, Inc. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\InterVideo\DVD Check\DVDCheck.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  iTunesHelper
iTunesHelper.exe                 iTunesHelper
Version: 10.5.3.3         © 2003-2012 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  TkBellExe
realsched.exe -osboot                 RealNetworks Scheduler
Version: 15.0.2.72         Copyright © RealNetworks, Inc. 1995-2010
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\program files\real\realplayer\update\realsched.exe -osboot
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:29 PM
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•  Adobe ARM
AdobeARM.exe                 Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
Version: 1.5.7.0         Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  WinPatrol [FREE Edition]
winpatrol.exe -expressboot                 WinPatrol System Monitor
Version: 24.1.2012.0         Copyright © 1997-2012 BillP Studios
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:29 PM
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•  QuickTime Task
qttask.exe -atboottime                 QuickTime Task
Version: QuickTime 7.7.1 (1680.42)         Copyright Apple Inc. 1989-2011
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe -atboottime
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•  WMPNSCFG
wmpnscfg.exe                 Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application
Version: 11.0.5721.5145         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  ctfmon.exe
ctfmon.exe                 CTF Loader
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  DVDCheck Application
DVDCheck.exe                 DVDCheck Application
Version: 1, 0, 0, 8         Copyright 1999-2004 InterVideo, Inc. All rights reserved.
Location: Windows Startup Group
Path: C:\Program Files\InterVideo\DVD Check\DVDCheck.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  Secunia PSI Tray
psi_tray.exe                 Secunia PSI Tray
Version: 2.0.0.4003         (c) 2010 Secunia. All rights reserved.
Location: Windows Startup Group
Path: C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi_tray.exe
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•  SUPERAntiSpyware
SUPERAntiSpyware.exe                 SUPERAntiSpyware Application
Version: 5, 0, 0, 1144         Copyright (C) 2005-2011 by SUPERAntiSpyware.com and SUPERAdBlocker.com
Location: * Disabled * HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  Winlogon Userinit
userinit.exe                 Userinit Logon Application
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Userinit
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  Winlogon Shell
Explorer.exe                 Windows Explorer
Version: 6.00.2900.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell
Path: Explorer.exe
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
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•  PostBootReminder
shell32.dll                 Windows Shell Common Dll
Version: 6.00.2900.6072         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
6.00.2900.6072
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•  CDBurn
shell32.dll                 Windows Shell Common Dll
Version: 6.00.2900.6072         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
6.00.2900.6072
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•  WebCheck
webcheck.dll                 Web Site Monitor
Version: 8.00.6001.18702         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\webcheck.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
8.00.6001.18702
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•  SysTray
stobject.dll                 Systray shell service object
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\stobject.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.1.2600.5512
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•  WPDShServiceObj
WPDShServiceObj.dll                 Windows Portable Device Shell Service Object
Version: 5.2.5721.5145         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.2.5721.5145
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•  UPnPMonitor
upnpui.dll                 UPNP Tray Monitor and Folder
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\upnpui.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.1.2600.5512
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•  Browseui preloader
browseui.dll                 Shell Browser UI Library
Version: 6.00.2900.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
6.00.2900.5512
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•  Component Categories cache daemon
browseui.dll                 Shell Browser UI Library
Version: 6.00.2900.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
6.00.2900.5512
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•  Component Categories cache daemon
shell32.dll                 Windows Shell Common Dll
Version: 6.00.2900.6072         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellExecuteHooks
Path: shell32.dll
6.00.2900.6072
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•  Component Categories cache daemon
MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll                 Windows Search Namespace Manager
Version: 7.00.6001.18260         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellExecuteHooks
Path: C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
7.00.6001.18260
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•  Component Categories cache daemon
SASSEH.DLL                 ShellExecuteHook
Version: 1.0.0.1014         (c) Copyright 2004-2008 SuperAdBlocker.com
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellExecuteHooks
Path: C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASSEH.DLL
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
1.0.0.1014
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•  !SASWinLogon
SASWINLO.DLL                 SUPERAntiSpyware WinLogon Processor
Version: 1, 0, 0, 1054         Copyright (C) 2005-2009 SUPERAntiSpyware.com and SUPERAdBlocker.com
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
1, 0, 0, 1054
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•  crypt32chain
crypt32.dll                 Crypto API32
Version: 5.131.2600.6154         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: crypt32.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.131.2600.6154
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•  cryptnet
cryptnet.dll                 Crypto Network Related API
Version: 5.131.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: cryptnet.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.131.2600.5512
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•  cscdll
cscdll.dll                 Offline Network Agent
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: cscdll.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.1.2600.5512
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•  dimsntfy
dimsntfy.dll                 DIMS Notification Handler
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dimsntfy.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.1.2600.5512
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•  igfxcui
igfxdev.dll                 igfxdev Module
Version: 6.14.10.4926         Copyright 1999-2006, Intel Corporation
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: igfxdev.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
6.14.10.4926
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•  OneCard
AsWlnPkg.dll                 Winlogon notification handler
Version: 1.5         Copyright (C) 2002-2005 Cognizance Corp.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: C:\Program Files\HPQ\IAM\Bin\AsWlnPkg.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
1.5
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•  ScCertProp
wlnotify.dll                 Common DLL to receive Winlogon notifications
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: wlnotify.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.1.2600.5512
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•  Schedule
wlnotify.dll                 Common DLL to receive Winlogon notifications
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: wlnotify.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.1.2600.5512
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•  sclgntfy
sclgntfy.dll                 Secondary Logon Service Notification DLL
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: sclgntfy.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.1.2600.5512
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•  SensLogn
WlNotify.dll                 Common DLL to receive Winlogon notifications
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: WlNotify.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.1.2600.5512
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•  termsrv
wlnotify.dll                 Common DLL to receive Winlogon notifications
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: wlnotify.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.1.2600.5512
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•  WgaLogon
WgaLogon.dll                 Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications
Version: 1.9.0040.0         © 1995-2009 Microsoft Corporation
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: WgaLogon.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/12/2012 1:41 AM
1.9.0040.0
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•  wlballoon
wlnotify.dll                 Common DLL to receive Winlogon notifications
Version: 5.1.2600.5512         © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Notify
Path: wlnotify.dll
First Detected by WinPatrol: 02/11/2012 10:25 PM
5.1.2600.5512
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Re: WinPatrol log of start-up programs: Need some help
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 11:46:53 PM »
Hi, John.  Thank you for the Start Up log. 

Keep in mind that because you have the free version of WinPatrol, we don't have the advantage of using the WinPatrol PLUS Knowledge Base.  As a result, we will be using other sources to help you determine what can be removed from start-up.

As shown in the Reviewing Start-Up Programs tutorial, we'll be using the following key:

System Lookup Status Key:
Y = Normally leave to run at start-up
N = Not required - often infrequently used tasks that can be started manually, if necessary
U = User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary
X = Malware, spyware, adware, or other potentially unwanted items
? = Currently unknown status

Additional Status Keys of Note:

Status Key:
X = Malware, spyware, adware, or other potentially unwanted items
L = Legitimate items
O = Open to debate
? = Currently unknown status

Consider also that there may be a program you want included in start-up but do not want it to load during system initialization.  In that case, you can add the program to "Delayed Start".  (See Delayed Start for instructions.)

I've started researching the list for you, copy/pasting the information provided at System Lookup, along with the link.  Note that most of the items so far area "U", User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary, with one as Not Needed and one as "Y" to be left in start-up.

• Startup Programs •

•  PTHOSTTR
PTHOSTTR.EXE /Start                 Adds Security Manager System Tray functionality
U:  Related to functionality on Hewlett-Packard computers. It's not a critical component. Note: Located in \%Program Files%\HPQ\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\
http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?type=filename&client=malwaresearch-ff&search=PTHOSTTR.EXE

•  SynTPEnh
SynTPEnh.exe                 Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements
U:  Synaptics touchpad tray icon. Displays status and provides quick launch to touchpad features such as scrolling and tap zones. Required on IBM Thinkpads with UnltraNav (pointstick and touchpad combo) if you don't want to loose the advanced pointstick features such as scroll. Note: Located in \%Program Files%\Synaptics\SynTP\
http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?type=filename&client=malwaresearch-ff&search=SynTPEnh.exe

•  CognizanceTS
AsTsVcc.dll,RegisterModule                 Terminal Services Virtual Channel Client
U:  Related to Cognizance_Corp Identity And Access Management suite.
http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?type=filename&client=malwaresearch-ff&search=AsTsVcc.dll

•  Cpqset
Cpqset.exe                 
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Path: C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\Cpqset.exe
N:  Default settings software in Hewlett Packard notebook
http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=Cpqset.exe&s=

•  hpWirelessAssistant
HP Wireless Assistant.exe                 HP Wireless Assistant Module
U:  Related to Hewlett-Packard The HP Wireless Assistant is a user application that provides a way to control the enablement of individual wireless devices (such as Bluetooth or WLAN devices) and that shows the state of the radios for these wireless devices. Note: Located in \%Program Files%\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\

http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=HP+Wireless+Assistant.exe&s=

•  DLA
DLACTRLW.EXE                 
U:  Related to Sonic CD/DVD burning applications.
http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?type=filename&client=malwaresearch-ff&search=DLACTRLW.EXE

•  Broadcom Wireless Manager UI
WLTRAY.EXE                 Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Tray Applet
U:  Related to Broadcom_Network Adapters for additional configuration options for these devices. Should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. Note: Located in \%WINDIR%\%System%\

http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=WLTRAY.EXE+&s=

Note:  Although indicated as unnecessary, this should not be disabled.  Thus, I would be cautious and leave this entry at start up.

•  QlbCtrl
QlbCtrl.exe /Start                 QLB Controller
Version: 6, 0, 5, 1         © Copyright 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
U:  Related to Quick_Launch button on HP Computers. Note: Located in %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\
http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=QlbCtrl.exe&s=

•  Recguard
Recguard.exe                 Recguard Application
Version: 6, 0, 66, 7         Copyright (C) 2005
Y:  On HP computers, Recguard prevents the deletion or corruption of the WinXP Recovery Partition. Without it enabled, it is possible to knock that completely out and force the customer to send the PC back to HP for a re-image, possibly at the customer's expense. Note: Located in \%WINDIR%\SMINST\
http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=Recguard.exe&s=

So what do you do with these items? 

To remove from Start-up, right-click on the software to be disabled from startup and select Disable.
To move to Delayed Start, right-click on the software and select Move to Delayed Start Program List (See Delayed Start).

Now, I'd like you to try a looking up a few and see what you can learn. 


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