I recently have been working on my mothers computer for her, just making sure everything is up to date and trying to make it run faster.
I went into the System Configuration Utility to remove some of the programs that startup when I turn the computer on to make it run a little faster, and I found a few entries that look suspicious. And yes, I was using the Startup list section of your site to do this. I'm going to post them in order from the most concerning to least for you, then I will go into more detail about them.
nwiz.exe /installquiet /keeploaded /nodetect
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe -atboottime
Updates from HP
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
nwiz: This is the most concerning. When I looked it up on your startup list I saw all those scary looking X's and the command it is under just makes me more concerned.
ALCXMNTR: Looks like spyware, how do I remove it if it is?
NvCpl: cant really tell if this is bad or just this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/NvCpl-3803.html
qttask: Not really sure if I should be worried about this one or not.
Updates from HP: On your system start up "BACKWE~1.EXE"'s name is "Data LifeGuard" but on my computer its under Updates from HP. Probably not anything bad, I'm just wanting to cover all my bases.
jusched: Looks like the updater for Java, but still slightly concerning. Again, just wanting to cover all my bases for things I'm not 100% sure with.
I have currently disabled all of these. Now I just need to know if I should do more about them or not. Here is some information about the computer this is all on, since you will probably need that.
System: Microsoft XP Home edition version 2002 Service pack 3
and its an HP computer
Thanks for you help.