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By Super Admin
Published on 03/28/2005
 
Starting with letter H

Start Up Applications H Page 1

Close Program/Task Manager
This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed via this method. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs that are currently running - not necessarily at startup. For a list of tasks/processes you should try WinTasks 5 Standard/Professional from LIUtilities or the list at AnswersThatWork. 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. If in doubt, don't do anything.

Operating System Differences
A number of entries are repeated due to the way that different operating systems display startup items. For example, WinMe lists "POPROXY.EXE" as "Norton eMail Protect" in both MSCONFIG and the registry whereas WinXP lists it as "Poproxy" in MSCONFIG and "Noeton eMail Protect" in the registry.

To avoid the list becoming too large, all VIRUSES are shown using the registry version which is common to all Windows versions.

Alternatively use your browsers search facility - Ctrl+F for IE users.

Key:

"Y" - Normally leave to run at start-up
"N" - Not required - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary
"U" - User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary
"X" - Definitely not required - typically viruses, spyware, adware and "resource hogs"
"?" - Unknown

Use your browsers search facility - Ctrl+F for IE users.

U H/PC Connection Agent WCESCOMM.EXE Active sync for use with Windows CE based palm PC
U HalifaxHowardCluster skinkers.exe Howard the Weatherman desktop client from Halifax by Skinkers - marketing/messaging tool. Leave enabled if you want to receive messages
U HaMFrontPanel hampanel.exe Displays a panel simulating modem lights for the Intel HaM internal modem. The lights are useful as a reminder to disconnect from the net if you are likely to forget, but otherwise pointless
U Handy Backup 3.9 hbagent.exe Handy Backup - automatic backup of your critical data to virtually any type of storage media including CD-RW devices and remote FTP servers
U Hardware Doctor Hwdoctor.exe Winbond Hardware Doctor - as included on some motherboard using Winbond's hardware monitoring chips. Displays fan speeds, voltages, temperatures. Only required if you're concerned about your system temperature - typically for "overclocked" systems
X Hardware Profile hxdef.exe Added by a variant of the LOVGATE WORM!
X Hardware Profile hxdef.exe... Added by a variant of the LOVGATE WORM!
U Hardware Sensors Monitor hmonitor.exe Utility to monitor fan speed and temperatures - similar to Motherboard Monitor. Only required if you're concerned about your system temperature - typically for "overclocked" systems
U Hare hare.exe Hare - improve and optimize performance of desktop/laptop PCs
U HawkEye HAWK_95.EXE Control Panel application for the old Number Nine graphics cards to change resolution, colour depth, etc. Available via Start -> Programs
U HawkEye IV Control Panel HAWK_32.EXE Control Panel application for the old Number Nine graphics cards to change resolution, colour depth, etc. Available via Start -> Programs
X Hbinst Hbinst.exe Hotbar enhances the surfing experience offering a variety of innovative and fresh skins to the browser while providing users worldwide with access to various services of added value and fun. Also regarded as adware/spyware due to it's adds and browsing habits information gathering - see here
N HC Reminder hc.exe For Compaq PC's. Help Compiler, crunches help database, will run without being in startup when needed
N HCDetect HCDetect.exe MS HomeClick Network - simple home network setup and configuration program included with 3Com HomeConnect home networking products. Runs in the background for network printer notification, detection, and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) taskbar icon. Not required - network can be set-up manually, also has a known memory leak problem
U hcenter tgcmd.exe See also TgAddServer. This part ensures the software is installed correctly (similar to an installation wizard) as reported by Cox. Regarded as spyware by some as it has the ability to retrieve user information. Whether it does so depends upon the provider. One Toshiba user reports problems with hibernate on his laptop if disabled - hence the "U" recommendation
U Hcontrol hcontrol.exe Hotkeys on an ASUS Notebook. Only required if you use the additional keys
U HDDHealth hddhealth.exe HDD Health is a "full-featured failure-prediction agent for machines using Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000 and XP. Sitting in the system tray, it monitors hard disks and alerts you to impending failure"
? HDhelp tbhdhelp.exe Associated with Philips Edge series soundcards. Is it required?
N HDtray HDtray.exe Philips Edge Series Control Panel Tray Utility - system tray icon for a Philips Edge series soundcards. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
X he3e3fc4 rundll32.exe [path] he3e3fc4.dll, EnableRunDLL32 LZIO.com adware downloader
X hellodolly shost.exe Added by the YODO WORM!
? Help helpext.exe ??
X helpctl.exe helpctl.exe Added by the GASLIDE TROJAN!
X Helper eschlp.exe Added by the BLASTER.T WORM!
X helper.dll helper.dll, Rundll32 CnsMin "Chinese Keywords" hijacker related
X HelpExp.exe HelpExp.exe Attune HelpExpress - spyware. Disable and uninstall - see here
X helpmanager spoler.exe Added by the RANDEX.J WORM!
X helpw helpw.exe Adware downloader
X hen [filename].exe Added by the TARNO.G TROJAN!
X hErcUnes softhost.exe Added by the GARROCH WORM!
U Hermes Messenger DGDRHE~1.EXE A LAN messenger alternative to WinPopUp - Digital Dreams Software
N Hewlett Packard Recorder Remind32.exe HP multifunction registration
U Hf Hf.exe Hide Folders - hide your folders so only you can view them
U hfxp hfxp.exe Hide Folders XP - hide your folders so only you can view them
N HGTXPEI FirstReboot.exe Herucles Audio tool for the Hercules Game Theater XP soundcard. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
? HiberMonitor HCount.exe ??
U Hibernation hib32.exe Reduces the power consumption when the laptop isn't being used to preserve battery power. Similar programs on other laptops reduce the processor clock rate, etc. Required if you run of battery regularly
X Hid.exe hid.exe Added by the RATSOU.B TROJAN!
X HideRun.exe Hiderun.exe and svhost.exe and pro.gif Added by the BOOHOO WORM!
X HideStyle Ante Browse Trust.exe IE toolbar taking you to Lop.com. If the exe is running, end it and remove the "Stupidmore" directory from C:Program Files
U hidserv hidserv.exe This is the Human Interface Device Server for Win98SE/2000/Me/XP, it is required only if you are using USB Audio Devices you can disable via Msconfig. See here. Typical examples are USB multimedia keyboards with volume control and web-ready keyboards. For example - loaded by default with MS DSS80 Speakers because they have Volume, Mute and Bass controls on the speaker. Some users may experience problems disabling this - if this is the case then re-enable it. Equivalent to MMHid in Win98. On HP Computers, HIDSERV is the controller for the keyboard sound controls on the USB and PS/2 keyboards
N High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut HDAudPropShortcut.exe Realtek audio card related - probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required
N HistoryKill histkill.exe HistoryKill removes your web surfing path by removing the URL drop-list history, detailed history file, cache, and cookies in both IE and Netscape Navigator browsers. Available via Start -> Programs
U HitwarePKLite HITWAR~1.EXE Hitware Popup Killer Lite
X HIV HIV.exe Added by the HIVA TROJAN!
U hkcmd hkcmd.exe Installed by the Intel 810 and 815 chipset graphic drivers. If you want the Ctrl+Alt+F12 or similar keypresses to access Intel's customised graphics properties, you need it, otherwise not. Can be disabled via the Display Properties in Control Panel
X HKLM\Run windowsupdate.exe Added by the FORBOT-BJ WORM! (where HKLMRun represents HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun)
U hkserv HKserv.exe Keyboard manager program required to use programmable power and function keys on some laptops such as the Sony PCG R505TS
U hkss hkss.exe Compaq HotKey Support - multimedia keyboard support
X HLL Data Parameter hllcxpa.exe Added by the RBOT.AFG WORM!
X HMI PowerSystem hmisvc32.exe Added by the RANDEX.CZZ WORM!
U Hmonitor Hmonitor.exe Hardware sensor monitoring program. Only required if you overclock your system and want to check on the status
N Holiday Lights Holiday Lights.exe Holiday Lights from Tiger Technologies. Festive desktop enhancement that adds lights. Available via Start -> Programs
N Home Theater SchSvr SchSvr.exe WinScheduler is installed with Home Theater Remote Control for WinDVD from Intervideo. If you want to schedule recordings from your TV tuner card, you will need it. Available via Start -> Programs
U HomeAlarm HomeAlarm.exe Chameleon Clock - system tray clock replacement
? HomeCentre WakeUp LGWAKEUP.EXE Associated with the no longer supported Xerox HomeCentre printer/scanner
? Honor honor.exe ??
U Hook99startup hk2re.exe "Hook99 enables the user to customize the start button. You can change or remove the text and replace the Windows flag on button with icon of your choice. Supports Windows icons, bitmaps and can extract icons from executables and libraries. Hook99 can also make the background of desktop icons captions transparent"
U HookSys HookSys.exe SurfinGuard Pro - protects against all malicious code delivered through executables, scripting files, ActiveX and Java
Y HorngTech4D bally4d.exe HorngTech 4D mouse driver
X Host N/A Added by the POPDIS or STARTPAGE.F TROJANS!
? HostManager AOLHostManager.exe In a Program FilesCommon FilesAOL folder. What does it do, and is it required?
U Hot Corners Hotc.exe Hot Corners - "lets you quickly activate or disable your screen saver by moving the mouse into a given corner of the screen"
U Hot Key Kbd 2690 Daemon SK9910DM.exe Multimedia keyboard manager - required if you use any special keys
U Hot Key Keybd 9910 Daemon SK9910DM.exe Multimedia keyboard manager - required if you use any special keys
? Hot Party 22 hotpart22.exe ??
X Hotbar Hbinst.exe Hotbar enhances the surfing experience offering a variety of innovative and fresh skins to the browser while providing users worldwide with access to various services of added value and fun. Also regarded as adware/spyware due to it's adds and browsing habits information gathering - see here
X Hotfix Updat svdhost32.exe Added by the GAOBOT.ZW WORM!
U HotIDE hotide.exe HotIDE allows Acer TravelMate owners to hot-swap external drives without switching of their notebooks
U HotkeyApp HotkeyApp.exe Part of Acer Launch Manager - programmable keys on such laptops as the TravelMate 610
U HotKeysCmds hkcmd.exe Installed by the Intel 810 and 815 chipset graphic drivers. If you want the Ctrl+Alt+F12 or similar keypresses to access Intel's customised graphics properties, you need it, otherwise not. Can be disabled via Control Panel -> Display Properties
X HotPix hotpix.exe Adult content dialler
X hotplug hotplug.exe Added by the SILLYDL TROJAN!
N HotSync Manager hotsync.exe Installed when connecting a Palm HotSync cradle up to a USB port. The Blue and Red Arrow Icon that enables Palm / Handspring Synchronizing.  Available via Start -> Programs
X hotwetlove hotwetlove.exe Adult content dialler. Will not uninstall - components have to be manually deleted
X Hot_Kiss Hot_Kiss.exe Adult content dialler
X Hot_Tarts Hot_Tarts.exe Adult content dialler
X Hot_Tarts_** Hot_Tarts_**.exe Premium rate adult content dialer (where * is a random char)
U HoverDesk HoverDesk.exe HoverDesk - desktop replacement software


Start Up Applications H Page 2
? hp 1000 firmware fwdl.exe HP LaserJet 1000 related. Is it a driver or automatic firmware update (based upon the filename)?
U HP AutoIndexer hppautoindexer.exe Installed by HP multi-function printer driver software, related to PC faxing. If you are not using the PC faxing feature you can go ahead and disable these services from the startup
N HP CD Writer hpcdtray.exe System Tray access to a HP CD-Writer's functions. Available via Start -> Programs
N HP CD-DVD hpcdtray.exe System Tray access to a HP CD-Writer's functions. Available via Start -> Programs
X hp center BACKWEB-137903.exe Based upon HP's own description from here - "With the My HP Center, consumers have access directly from the desktop to Internet sites featuring special offers for HP customers ranging from personal finance and shopping to digital imaging and music" I have classified this as adware. The number may change - if yours is different let me know
X hp center UI ShadowBar.exe User Interface for HP Center
N HP Component Manager hpcmpmgr.exe Checks the internet for updated drivers/utilities for your HP product - update manually. Disabling will remove the error "Windows can't shutdown the computer because hpcmpmgr.exe can't be ended"
X HP Deskjet HP_DeskJet_500.exe Added by the FORBOT-DA WORM!
N HP Display Settings hpdisply.exe Sets default display settings. Unchecking this item has been reported to cure a "Problem sending command to keyboard" error message
? HP IDScheduler HPIDSCHD.exe HP Instant Delivery Scheduler
N HP Info Express ?? On HP PCs, allows the computer to automatically receive notifications from HP over the Internet. Associated with BackWeb
U HP Instant Support matcli.exe "matcli.exe is a motive Assistant Command line interface that gathers information about your system's identity like your name email address, city, state, etc and gets written to a log file". HP Instant Support is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck HP Instant Support and and then run Help and Support it will add another HP Instant Support in the startup menu. If you remove the HP Instant Support in the add/remove program some help menus in help and support will not be available. You decide
N HP Internet Center SURFBRD.EXE Loads the HP Internet center surfboard on startup. HP Internet Center allows you to customize the multimedia keys on the fly without having to go the Control Panel --> Keyboards to change them
N HP JetDiscovery HPJETDSC.EXE HP JetAdmin software which monitors printing jobs on a network environment
N HP JetSpeed Autostart AUTOSTART.EXE Autostart executable for the old multiplayer game HP Jetspeed
U HP Laser Jet Director hppdirector.exe System Tray icon that opens various functions such as copy, fax, email, scan, copy plus, etc. Right-click on it and you see a few options such as the preceding bar plus About, Help, ToolBox, Exit, etc
? HP Network Registry Agent hpnra.exe ??
? HP OfficeJet Series xxx Startup HPOSTR03.EXE xxx represents the series number - such as 700. What does it do and it it required?
? HP OfficeJet Series xxx Startup HPOstr05.exe xxx represents the series number - such as 700. What does it do and it it required?
N HP Parallel Port Test hppt.exe Associated with a HP ScanJet scanner
? HP Port Resolver hpbpro.exe ??
N HP Precision Scan hpmdlbwx.exe HP multifunction scanner software. Available from HP Office Jet R Toolbox so not required
N HP Presentation Ready PresRdy.exe HP Omnibook related:  "Press a dedicated button above the keyboard and the system will instantly load your presentation software and change the screen resolution to match your display device"
U hp psc 2000 Series hpobnz08.exe System Tray icon indicating when the printer is ready. Can be started manually with HP Director but takes time to start
U HP RecordNow ?? From HP "Software for the CD writer. Do not prevent from starting unless the CD writer is never going to be used."
U HP ScanPatch HPScanFix.exe Program that starts up and automatically fixes earlier versions of the Scanjet 5100c software. If a Scanjet 5100C scanner is not going to be used, then it is safe to remove or prevent from starting
N HP ScanPicture hpsplmwa.exe HP multifunction scanner software. Available from HP Office Jet R Toolbox so not required
U HP SchedIndexer hppschedindexer.exe Installed by HP multi-function printer driver software, related to PC faxing. If you are not using the PC faxing feature you can go ahead and disable these services from the startup
? hp Silent Service HpSrvUI.exe HP related
N HP Simple Trax Hpcron.exe Supplied with HP CD-RW drives - stores information about CD contents on your hard drive. Available via Start -> Programs or Desktop Icon
N HP software update HPWuSchd2.exe HP software updates. If a shortcut doesn't exist create your own and run it manually
N HP software update HPWuSchd.exe HP software updates. If a shortcut doesn't exist, create your own and run it manually
N HP software update HPWuSchd2.exe HP software updates. If a shortcut doesn't exist, create your own and run it manually
N HP Status hpstatus.exe HP Printer Status and Alerts
? HP Status Server hpboid.exe ??
N HP Updates ?? On HP PCs, allows the computer to automatically receive notifications from HP over the Internet. Associated with BackWeb
? HP Visualize Init HpVisIni.exe HP Visualize software related. What does it do and is it required?
N HP-Aio Flight Remind32.exe HP multifunction registration
N hpaiodevice hpodev07.exe Direct from HP - "Device Objects Server - detects all device events and handles all ongoing communication on the device. Loads in the Startup group (except when "portable" is chosen during installation)". Related to various HP all-in-one printer/scanner/copier devices. They print and copy fine with those files disabled, and the icon installed on the desktop that points to "hpodir07.exe" works just fine if you need to use the scanner
N HPAiODevice(hp psc 900 series) -1 hpobrt07.exe Installed with a Hewlett Packard 900 series colour printer, scanner, fax, photo card slot printer, copier. Assumed to perform an identical function to the hpaiodevice entry
N HPAIO_PrintFolderMgr hpoopm07.exe Directly from HP: "This process has one purpose - detects if the device moves to a different port, and notifies other processes to look on the new port." For various HP all-in-one printer/scanner/copier devices. They print and copy fine with those files disabled, and the HP icon installed on the desktop that points to "hpodir07.exe" works just fine if you need to use the scanner
? hpcmpmgr hpcmpmgr.exe ??
U HPDJ Taskbar Utility hpztsbol.exe (1) Ghostscript device driver for printers understanding Hewlett-Packard's Printer Command Language - see here for more info or (2) Creates 1 or all 3 icons on taskbar. The 1st one has a yellow border around it warning that ink is low on the printer. The 2nd one is HP Device Detection Software and the 3rd one is about a card being inserted into the Hp printer
U HPDJ Taskbar Utility hpztsd02.exe (1) Ghostscript device driver for printers understanding Hewlett-Packard's Printer Command Language - see here for more info or (2) Creates 1 or all 3 icons on taskbar. The 1st one has a yellow border around it warning that ink is low on the printer. The 2nd one is HP Device Detection Software and the 3rd one is about a card being inserted into the Hp printer
U HPDJ Taskbar Utility hpztsb04.exe (1) Ghostscript device driver for printers understanding Hewlett-Packard's Printer Command Language - see here for more info or (2) Creates 1 or all 3 icons on taskbar. The 1st one has a yellow border around it warning that ink is low on the printer. The 2nd one is HP Device Detection Software and the 3rd one is about a card being inserted into the Hp printer
U HPDJ Taskbar Utility hpztsb05.exe (1) Ghostscript device driver for printers understanding Hewlett-Packard's Printer Command Language - see here for more info or (2) Creates 1 or all 3 icons on taskbar. The 1st one has a yellow border around it warning that ink is low on the printer. The 2nd one is HP Device Detection Software and the 3rd one is about a card being inserted into the Hp printer
N hpfsched hpfsched.exe HPFSCHED is a small TSR that will remind you to clean the cartridges in your DeskJet from time to time in order to keep print quality high. It can be removed from the run line in win.ini if you do not want that feature
U HPGamesActiveMenu ActiveMenu.exe WildTangent games that come with some HP computers. Unchecking it can prevent the games from running occasionally. Note that WildTanget's privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the case
N hpgs2wnd hpgs2wnd.exe "HP's exclusive Share-to-Web software makes it easy to share content with others through our affiliate Internet websites." Available via Start -> Programs
U HPHAxMON HPHAxMON.EXE Media card reader for some HP series printers allowing them to read digital camera memory cards directly. Only needed if you use this feature and known to cause system crashes in some cases. "x" can be 1, 2 or 3 and depends upon driver version. Replaced by HPHmon** (where ** is the version number) from version 4 onwards
U HPHmon** HPHMON**.EXE Monitors the status of the memory card reader slot on a HP printers and displays a tray icon if a memory card isn't inserted. Also creates a virtual drive and assigns it the first available drive letter - which can lead to problems with drive management. ** represents the version number. Disable if you don't use the reader
U HPHmon04 hphmon04.exe Media card reader for some HP series printers allowing them to read digital camera memory cards directly. Only needed if you use this feature
? HPHmon05 hphmon05.exe ??
X Hphome hphome.js Homepage hijacker
N HPHUPD** hphupd**.exe HP software update checker and wizard launcher. ** represents the version number. Available via Start -> Programs
? HPHUPD05 hphupd05.exe ??
? hpjsiroute hpjsira.exe Related to HP laserjet printers and IP addresses. An IP address is appended to the name field - ie "hpjsiroute192.168.1.2"
Y HpLamp HPLAMP.EXE HP Scanner Utility that controls your scannerís light bulb. Needed if it's switched on. Also refer here for troubleshooting
U hplampc hplampc.exe HP Scanner Lamp Utility - fixes an issue with the scanner lamp not going off
Y HPLJ Config SetConfig.exe Connects system to networked HP printer.
U HPLogiFinder hp_finder.exe HP LogiFinder helps detect and allows the use of the centre button for the Logitech mouse. Can be disabled if not used
U HpMmKbd HpMmKbd.exe HPís multimedia keyboard driver which enables the end-user to use the automation features of the HP multimedia keyboard
N hpodblia hpodblia.exe HP OfficeJet Scan Button Monitor on a multi-function printer/copier/scanner. Start your scanning software manually
N hpoddt01.exe N/A Installed by the "HP Photo and Imaging Director" software. If you ask for the imaging software, this program will be started
N hpodlb08 hpodlb08.exe HP OfficeJet Scan Button Monitor on a multi-function printer/copier/scanner. Start your scanning software manually
Y hpotdd01.exe hpotdd01.exe Detection of new imaging, printing and other peripherals on HP machines such as USB printers, cameras and Bluetooth products. "This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems"
Y hpppta HPPPTA.exe HP parallel port driver for certain hardware
N HPPROPTY HPPROPTY.EXE HP LaserJet Toolbox
U HPPWRSAV HPPWRSAV.EXE Power save related for HP Scanners. Many users have complained of system freezes with it running but it stops the light from remaining on all the time. Try www.hp.com, pick your OS option under the SUPPORT tab, follow the instructions and you will find an updated lamp control patch
? hpqcmon hpqcmon.exe From HP and related to digital imaging
U HPSCANMonitor hpsjvxd.exe HP scanning software that enables you to scan images from your scanner. Needed if you're using the scanner
? hpScannerFirstBoot scannerfb.exe HP scanner related
N hpsjbmgr hpsjbmgr.exe HP ScanJet Button Manager. It allows users of the HPScanJet scanners to indicate what the buttons on the scanner will do automatically if pushed. Not required at startup, unless the scanner is used every day, such as in a business environment
N HPStart hpstart.wsf This a script used by HP that runs the first time one of their computers is started. Can't imagine why it would be starting up after the first boot
X hpsysconf1 [random filename] Added by a variant of the VIVIA.A TROJAN!
U hpsysdrv hpsysdrv.exe This item keeps track of how many times the system has been recovered and the times of the first and last recoveries done on the system. Leaving unchecked will sometimes prevent the Keyboard Manager program from detecting that the computer is an HP. Since this program/driver was only made to run on HP, if it can't tell that it is an HP it will not run. If unchecked, it can prevent the running of the Application Recovery CDs, the use of the multimedia keys, and the HP Instant Support. Also seen that without it running, the Riptide Sound card that was installed on some older HP computers stops working
N HPU ProvenTactics.exe Proven Internet Marketing software
N HPZTS04 hpzts04.exe Hewlett Packard printer toolbox shortcut that resides in the system tray
N HP_dla dlatray.exe On HP PCs, tray icon for dla - which provides drive letter access to HP's and Veritas' version of DirectCD
U HREF.OCX regsvr32.exe ....HREF.OCX HREF.OCX is an ActiveX control developed by xFX JumpStart and used to provide HTML-alike clickable links on Windows-based programs such as PopUpKiller
X hsim isearch.exe Unidentified malware
X hsim sexgame.exe Unidentified malware
X hsim toolbar.exe Unidentified malware
U Hti npdor.exe Appears in startup if you have chosen to participate in on survey by NPD Online Research. Required for the survey to work correctly. Otherwise not required
U HTpatch htpatch.exe HTpatch.exe is part of the SiS AGP patch - BUT unless your processor (and motherboard) supports HyperThreading (HT) and this feature is enabled it will actually SLOW your graphics card by around 6%
X HtProtect AVprotect.exe Added by the NETSKY.L WORM!
X httpd c_pan.exe Added by a variant of the DELF-A TROJAN!
X https-ssl https.exe Added by the MOEGA.D WORM!
? huhdir huhdir.exe ??
X huigezi HgzServer.exe Added by the GRAYBIRD.C TROJAN!
X Hvid Hvid.exe Added by the GEMA TROJAN!
X HWINFO* HWINFO* Added by the PUROL WORM! where * is a random character
Y HWinst N/A For Gilat Communications internet satellite systems. Gilat rescue (Satellite system restore). Required if you have this system. Can cause a BSOD (blue screen of death) if left out
X HXDL.EXE HXDL.EXE Attune HelpExpress - spyware. Disable and uninstall - see here
X HXIUL.EXE HXIUL.EXE Attune HelpExpress - spyware. Disable and uninstall - see here
U HydarVisionDesktopManager desk95.exe ATI's HydraVision desktop management software, allowing for multi-monitor support, as included in ATI HydraVision versions 2.5 and earlier. Has been reported to cause problems, such as this one. HydraVision can be uninstalled through Add/Remove Programs
U HydraVisionDesktopManager desk98.exe ATI/Appian HydraVision Desktop Manager software - monitors and regulates window and dialog box placement according to user preferences when using a multi monitor setup
U HydraVisionViewport viewport.exe ATI/Appian HydraVision Desktop Manager software - monitors and regulates window and dialog box placement according to user preferences when using a multi monitor setup
X Hyper Start instantmsgrs.exe Added by the RBOT-NH WORM!