Posted 03 April 2007 - 07:15 AM
I recently downloaded and ran the program Autoruns from here and together with the startup list header posted here I have cleaned up my PC a bit. However two programs explorer.exe and ctfmon.exe which according to the startup list are genuine but not necessary startup programs being designated (U), keep reattaching to startup every time I reboot. Is there another way to make sure that they do not reattach or is it indeed better just to leave them alone as they do not seem to use much resources either way.
On another tack I have just finished installing a new Epson D78 printer this morning and noticed that it had also attached to startup. I did a search on the startup list for( e_fatibge.exe) but there is no information available on it. It is used for a task bar icon called Epson Status Monitor 3. I seldom use a printer but have it available for when I do. Do I need this on startup or should I untick it in the Auto runs log?. Thanks for any advice regarding these questions.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.