Dear Grinler, (at least I think it will be you to respond since you seem most on top of this)
First I would like to thank you
for all the work
that you have done with all of the lessons and resources
I could not have survived without you!!!
My latest plunge into learning started with getting WinPatrol per recommendations in the posts for their start-up control and other benefits.
Felt ‘in over my head’ and came back to here for the lessons. Still feel like I’m drowning! A lot of my ‘stuff’ does not match up nicely to the Startup Data Base like it does in the tutorial.
I have autoruns also, so I am working through that so that I can follow the instructions.
First I have some basic questions:
1.) If I do change things, will it be reflected in the WinPatrol lists also?
2.) If I change something that BC gave a score of N to, and then someday it turns out that I am about to use/need it, will whatever I’m working on call it back to life, or will I have to go back in and re-enable it?
3.) There is a very long list under the ‘everything’ tab, and all hve a check mark by it. Does this mean that all of those things start and (stay running) when I turn on the computer? (for example, something about hot keys)
4.) A lot of those on that list end in .dll, do I look up these also?
5.) If the publisher is Microsoft or other knowns, like Kaspersky or ewido, do I need to look them up?
6.) Some things are listed more than once, like Kaspersky, AND when I put in their ‘avp.exe’ I get back '?' or warnings!
Here are a few examples of my ‘not quite a match’ or my ‘scary’ things...
Userinit Logon Application
The good one lists: Filename – AuserInit.exe
The good one lists: Filename – explore
America Online, Inc.
c:\program files\common files\aol\1142561222\ee\aolsoftware.exe
When I tried ‘aolsoftware.exe’ – got the warning
When I tried ‘HostManager’ – got the unknown
When I put in svchost.exe
, which a good many of mine are
! The list was frightening!!!!!!
These are a few of mine:
Manages audio devices for Windows-based programs. If this service is stopped, audio devices and effects will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
Allows error reporting for services and applictions running in non-standard environments.
Maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network domain.
Some could not be found on the data base:
User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
I have (and update and scan daily)
Kaspersky Internet Security (AV with firewall)
Windows Defender, etc.
Thank you for your time!
ps. I have to go do the Mom thing now, so there is no rush