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  • #1525
    Rojo
    Rojo
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    Hey Joey!

    So this is what it is on the self startup on my PC. To me it seems like a lot of stuff. Let me know what should I take out.
    http://i.minus.com/ib5gGnodU2VTU.png

    Thank you!

  • #1526
    Joey Cam
    Joey Cam
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    Hi Rojo!

    Here is what to Disable…

    Raptr Desktop App – When you need to use this, just open it up.

    Catalyst Control Center – Just right-click an empty space on your desktop for an option on ATI graphics if you need to mess with the Catalyst Control Center.

    HP Message Service – This reminds you to go buy stuff from them. It is adware.

    brs (Cyberlink) – I assume this is a video player? I see no reason for anything from Cyberlink to be always on.

    Delayed AppStarter.exe – It helps you get connected to a Wireless router when you first setup your laptop. Also, I know you know more than enough about PCs to take the extra 4 seconds to go into your network settings and open it up if you ever want to connect to a new wireless. You don’t need this at all.

    I am not sure about these. So keep them until you find out exactly what they do.

    Persistence Module (Intel)

    hkcmd (Intel)

    I skipped over stuff I see you already disabled. No need to go into those individually, I agree with your choice to disable them.

  • #1527
    Joey Cam
    Joey Cam
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    I have a question for you, how do you disable programs from starting up on their own? Do you use the Run Command “MSConfig” OR do you use some sort of 3rd party software like CCleaner?

  • #1528
    Rojo
    Rojo
    Moderator

    Thank Joey!

    So Brs is a video player, I just couldn’t figure it out until you mention it lol.
    The persistence module apparently is a software that configures the graphic card. It is not essential. I just don’t even know what is configuring…. makes me nervous.
    hkcmd.exe is Intel’s “extreme” grahics hot key interceptor. I think I can disable this one. But first I’ll wait to see what you think.

    In windows 10 you can’t use MSConfig for that… It sends you to the task manager and in there you can find the startup tab. So, I do it there now hehehe.
    Now everything is consider an “app” I don’t like that of windows 10 lol

  • #1529
    Rojo
    Rojo
    Moderator

    Hey again hehehe
    So I was looking at my start-up and I see this program call “Program”. I looked what it opens with command line, and trying to follow its address, I found an empty Folder

    Let me know what you think of it. There is nothing on the folder NCWest… and I have enable the view hidden stuff. Thank you!!

  • #1531
    Joey Cam
    Joey Cam
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    I am assuming your laptop has 2 video cards in it, Intel and ATI? If so, don’t mess with any of the Intel graphic start up stuff, since 1 of them may be in charge of switching graphics cards when you play games like Tera. If you don’t have 2 graphic cards, then disable everything that has to do with graphics.

    “Program” “NCUPdateHelper.exe” – During the lifetimeof this laptop, have you installed Aion, Lineage II, Wildstar or Guild Wars 2? That is associated with at least one of the games I mentioned. If you no longer play that game you may disable it.

  • #1532
    Rojo
    Rojo
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    Thank you Joey! :)

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