This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.
Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically
so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require f
urther assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.
EPSON Stylus Photo RX680 Series
%system%\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATICJA.EXE /FU "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\<varies>.tmp" /EF "HKCU"
E_FATICJA.EXE is the Epson Status Monitor 3 for the EPSON Stylus Photo RX680 Series printers. It is not necessary for the status monitor to run at startup, though it may be beneficial to do so on a network. Examples of the tmp. file in the command are: E_S9D.tmp, E_S7.tmp, E_S8F2F.tmp There are many others. These file names are not specific to this series of printer; the names are reused among many different Epson printers. The tmp. file is needed for the printer to function properly. If you are familiar with how to do this, it would be wise to move the tmp. file from the TEMP folder to a different folder and adjust the registry key to suit.
This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
%System% is a variable that refers to the Windows System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\Winnt\System32 for Windows NT/2000, or C:\Windows\System32 for Windows XP/Vista/7.
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Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation,
please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first.
An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL.
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