[quote name='tos226' post='353612' date='Sep 8 2006, 10:46 PM']1. ZA[/quote]
Right click on the icon and choose shut down. Do this after disconnecting from the internet.
[quote]2. Lightbulb which is a power gauge AC or battery
3. CD acoustic silencer[/quote]
No clue. I don't have these.
[quote]5. Local area connection[/quote]
If this is your internet connection, disconnect before stopping any security programs. Ditto for the wireless.
[quote]6. Pest Patrol control[/quote]
I suspect this also can be shut off by right clicking and then choosing exit or shutdown or something like that. I don't have this program. Again do this after disconnecting from the internet.
No need to do anything with this.
[quote]8. Icon telling me the screen resolution[/quote]
Huh, interesting. Probably similar to volume control in how it works. Don't think it would be necessary to do anything with this.
[quote]9. Windows security alerts shield (red, I hoped to stop all those automatic downloads long ago but it won't go away and is nagging me daily that I shut it off - a major annoyance)[/quote]
Stopping automatic updates in itself does not remove the shield. That just puts a red X on it. There is a way of getting rid of the annoying shield. I'll have to see what I did when I get home.
Don't need to do anything with this.
[quote]On the left are couple shortcuts to Word, Excel, Notepad, Windows Explorer, Wordpad, couple others, they are not active.[/quote]
These are just to the right of the start button? These are quicklaunch icons, which means that they may be partly starting up when you boot. Don't need to do anything with these unless you want to remove them from quicklaunch. I have Firefox, desktop (handy to have to get to the desktop if a window is being stubborn about being on top), and Thunderbird here.
[quote]Then there's the Start button.[/quote]
Don't need to do anything with this either. It's not part of the system tray. All that is to the far right.
[quote]In the middle is the ZASS client (I've always wondered why it has to be on here).[/quote]
Is this the ZoneAlarm user interface? If you don't want it showing in the task bar, restore the window and click on the x in the upper right which will send it to the system tray. Doing this does not end the program.
[quote]the MS window tells me to work on the services and change the user thing there, not a word about task manager. And HitSquad
said the same thing.[/quote]
Right. The task manager will show you services or processes that are running and the user name, but you cannot change it there. I cannot get to windows management on this computer as I don't have administrative rights. Use the task manager in conjuction with the services section of computer management to help identify the services in question. I cannot be more specific without seeing the computer management console.
[quote]I suppose I need to now link which of the services runs what in the Task Manager. Is there a command I can use for that from the cmd window?[/quote]
Are you asking how to find out which services belong to which programs? You can use the file databases at BC as one resource to find out. I also open task manager to processes, and see which services go away when I close a program and which appear when I open one. That is another way of finding out program - service connection.