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

Start Up Applications T 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.

X t xclean.exe Flashtrack.B adware
N T-DSL SpeedMgr speedmgr.exe T-Online ISP SpeedManager - shows upload and download speed. Also checks for updates automatically
X Taba stte.exe Clickspring spyware
N Tablet Tablet.exe Loads the tablet drivers for the Wacom Graphics Tablet. This can be unchecked in msconfig without problems if you don't need the tablet functional all the time. Create your own shortcut if you need to run it ad hoc. If you forget to run it before running Paint Shop Pro & Adobe Photo Shop) you may find the following: (1) Paint Shop Pro (version 7.04) - (a) Browse function will NOT work (program freezes) (b) On program exit, PSP does not terminate (you have to CTRL+ALT+DEL to close it) (2) Photo Shop (version 6.01) - (a) Program functions slowdown (d) On program exit it takes noticeably longer to shut down (like 30-45 seconds)
Y tablet s tablet s Starts the Wacom Penabled driver on Acer Tablet PCs (tablet icon with a green check appears during startup if successful)
U TabletTip tabtip.exe The Microsoft Tablet PC Input Panel converts handwriting to text dynamically, and you can make corrections quickly and easily before inserting text
Y TabUserW TabUserW.exe Wacom pen tablet driver
N Tad tad.exe From Turtle Beach's Santa Cruz on a Dell WinME system. Not required - works fine without it including keyboard hot controls for volume and mute
? TAG tag.exe ??
N Tahni Deskmate Tahni.exe Tahni Deskmate - "Interactive cartoon character that lives on your Windows desktop"
N TalkingReminder TALKINGREMINDER.EXE Talking Reminder from Software River Solutions - talking calendar reminder
? talknow talknow.exe Could it be related to this or something similar?
? Tango Setup.exe Tango Broadband access software. Is it required?
? TangoManager TangoManager.exe Tango Broadband access software. Is it required?
X Tapicfg Tapicfg.exe CoolWebSearch parasite variant
X Tapisys tss.exe Added by the SMALL TROJAN!
U TapiTNA TapiTNA.exe Telephony Location Selector allowing mobile users to change dialling locations - part of the Win95 Power Toys
U Tardis Tardis.exe Tardis - time synchronization software
X Task tasker.exe Added by the MYDOOM.R WORM!
X Task Bar TASKBAR.EXE Added by the FRETHEM.J WORM!
? Task BarClient TaskBarClient.exe Responsible for creating the System Tray icon and associated display system for the Starband satellite always on internet service
? Task BarSvr TaskBarSvr.exe Part of the Starband satellite always on internet service. Not included on the current system. What does it do and is it needed?
X Task Manager taskmngr.exe Added by the RBOT.Y WORM!
X Task Monitoring Service svchost.exe Added by the CONE.D WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X task service taskservices.exe Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!
N Taskbar Taskbar.exe Taskbar icon for the Redline RegTweak overclocking program as supplied with Sapphire ATI graphics cards
N TaskBar CTLTask.exe Creative SoundBlaster Audigy Taskbar - used to choose between different types of EAX Effects, not required in startup. NOTE: if you get a ctltask.exe error message while installing the Audigy drivers, see this Microsoft Knowledge Base article
N Taskbar Display Controls RunDLL deskcp16.dll, QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY Only appears in MSCONFIG if you have a Display Settings icon in the System Tray allowing resolution changes on the fly. Can also be disabled under Control Panel -> Display -> Settings -> Advanced -> General. Also appears if you have Win95 with the QuickRes "Powertoy" installed
X Taskbell.exe Rund1.exe Added by the YIPID TROJAN!
X TaskMan rundll32.exe Added by the DVLDR TROJAN! Note - this is not the valid "rundll32.exe" as it's in the WindowsFonts directory
X taskmanager taskmgr.com Added by the BEREB WORM!
X Taskmgo [path to file] Added by the BANCBAN-T TROJAN!
X Taskmgr Taskmgr.exe System1060 homepage hi-jacker. Note - this is not a Windows file and is found in a WindowsSystem1060 directory
X Taskmgr tskmgr32.exe Homepage hi-jacker
X taskmgr taskmgr.exe Added by the Startpage.G hijacker. Note - this is NOT the Windows Task Manager file!
N taskmgr.exe taskmgr.exe Windows Task Manager in Windows XP. If run from the Startup folder, the tray icon will be put to the system tray after boot. Useful to check if XP has finished running the delayed services after boot. Available via a desktop shortcut
X taskmgr.exe paint.exe Added by a variant of the AGENT.AH downloader TROJAN!
X taskmgr.exe mirc.exe Added by a variant of the AGENT.AH TROJAN!
X taskmgr.exe paintms.exe Added by a variant of the AGENT.AH TROJAN!
X taskmngr lptt01 taskmngr.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "Taskmngr" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
X taskmngr ml097e taskmngr.exe Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in a "Taskmngr" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
X TaskMon taskmon.exe Added by the MYDOOM.A or MYDOOM.J WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate Win9x/Me file of the same name which resides in C:Windows as this version resides in C:WindowsSystem (Win9x/Me), C:WinntSystem32 (WinNT/2K), or C:WindowsSystem32 (WinXP). It is not normally on a WinXP system
X Taskmon driver winampa.exe Added by the LOONY-I TROJAN!
U TaskMonitor taskmon.exe The Task Monitor checks the disk-access patterns of programs when they are started and stores this information in log files in the Applog folder. Task Monitor also records the number of times you use a program. The Disk Defragmenter tool uses this information to optimize your hard disk so that programs that you use frequently are loaded faster. Not required - but can be useful. Note: for Norton Anti-Virus 2002 users, loading TaskMonitor will typically solve many, if not most, of those annoying IE scripting errors (per Symantec's Knowledgebase)
X taskopen.exe taskopen.exe Added by the HIDD.C TROJAN!
N TaskPlus TASKPLUS0.EXE Task and calendar management software available as freeware or as a "Professional" version for sharing over a LAN
N TaskPlus TASKPL~1.EXE Task and calendar management software available as freeware or as a "Professional" version for sharing over a LAN
X TaskReg [random filename] Added by the CBLAD WORM!
X Taskschd TRAYWND.EXE Added by the LITMUS.002 TROJAN!
N taskswitch taskswitch.exe ALT+TAB replacement Powertoy for Windows XP - enhances the graphics displayed when you want to switch between programs running full-screen
X tasksys tasksys.vbs Added by the BYRON WORM!
N Tasktray CTLTray.exe Installed with the Sound Blaster Audigy range of soundcards. Allows you to set EAX effects or equalizer settings for the Sound Blaster Audigy from a systray icon.  Also allows you to launch the Taskbar via right-click -> Show Taskbar. The tasktray can be accessed via Start -> Programs -> Creative -> Sound Blaster Audigy -> Taskbar
X tat tatss.exe Delfin Promulgate adware variant
Y Tau monitor Taumon.exe "Tauscan is a powerful Trojan Horse detection and removal engine capable of catching every known type of backdoor that can threaten your system."
U TB2PROEXE tb2start.exe Timbuktu Pro - remote desktop access software
U TBC Pro tbcpro.exe TitleBarClock Pro - displays Day, Time, Date, Month, Year, FreeMem, and FreeDriveSpace on the right side of the title bar in any main window that has the mouse or keyboard focus
N tbctray tbctray.exe Provides quick access via a System Tray icon to the control panel for Turtle Beach's Santa Cruz or VideoLogic's SonicFury soundcards. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
Y TBLFUNC tblmouse.exe Aiptek HyperPen driver
U TBPanel TBPanel.exe Configuration utility for Gainward graphics cards. Not required unless you use non-default settings. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
X TBPS TBPS.exe WebSearch toolbar, HuntBar parasite variant
N TBTray tbtray.exe VLSI/QSound ThunderBird PCI Control Panel. System Tray access to the settings for this and related soundcards. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
? TB_setup TB_ANI~1.EXE ??
X TB_setup tb_setup.exe HuntBar parasite toolbar installer
Y tcactive tca.exe Part of The Cleaner from MooSoft - stops virus trojans before they can do any damage
N TCASUTIEXE tcaudiag.exe 3Com NIC Installation/Diagnostic MFC application. Diagnostics may be run from the Start -> Programs
N TCASUTIEXE TCASUTI.exe Associated with the 3COM diagnostic module (3COM NIC Doctor). No further information is available
N TCAUDIAG -off tcaudiag.exe 3Com NIC Installation/Diagnostic MFC application. Diagnostics may be run from the Start -> Programs
? TCDPbtn TCDPbtn.exe Found on a Toshiba laptop
? TCDPlay TCDPlay.drv Found on a Toshiba laptop - sounds like the driver for the CD-ROM but why doesn't it use the standard Windows drivers - any comments?
U TClock TCLOCK.EXE Kazubon TClock. Utility that amongst other things synchronizes your system clock with Internet time servers. Available via Start -> Programs
U TClockEx TCLOCKEX.EXE Puts a configurable time/date display in the tray (and other features). Freeware by Dale Nurden and is popular on cover disks
U tcmonitor tcm.exe Part of The Cleaner from MooSoft - warns of changes to the registry
X TCP Monitoring LanNSvc.exe Added by the RANDEX.AAS WORM!
X tcupdater tcupdater.exe Topconverting.com/180Search adware updater
? TDispVol TDispVol.exe ??
U TDKSTART TDKSTART.EXE Sets the spindown timeout and access speeds at startup and displays a splash screen for CD-RW.
N TDKTASK TDKTASK.EXE Taskbar utility for a "control panel" for a CD-RW
? TDockNUndock N/A Found on a Toshiba laptop - for use with a docking station?
U TDS3 TDS-3.exe DiamondCS TDS3 antitrojan. Can be used to scan on demand, but required in startup if you prefer real time protection
? TDspOff Tdspoff.exe Found on a Toshiba laptop
N Teach In Box teachbox.exe Tutoring program that comes with a SystemAX Computer
Y Tech-In-A-Box techbox.exe Tech-in-a-Box "provides easy-to-use tools for various system maintenance tasks. From backup and restore to diagnostics and repairs, Tech-in-a-Box is your tool to stay up and running"
U Telechips,Mass patch.exe Removable disk driver for the Muro MP3 player
N Telemeter 3.0 telemeter3.exe Internet connection bandwidth meter from a user ISP
Y Telepath telepath.exe Drivers for the WinModem versions of the US Robotics "Telepath" series - as supplied to Gateway for instance. WinModems use software rather than hardware - hence putting a load on the CPU. Needed if you have it for loading the drivers. See here for more WinModem information
Y TELUS Security service freedom.exe Freedom Internet Security, provided by TELUS Communications Inc
X TempCom [randomname].com Added by the TRAXG WORM!
X tempx tempx.exe Added by the TEMPEX.A TROJAN!
X Tencent QQ Rund1132.exe qq.dll, Rundll32 Added by the QQPASS.F TROJAN!


Start Up Applications T Page 2
X Terminate Popup ZPU.exe Free Popup Killer - foistware proven to install the Regsvc32 homepage hijacker. Also see here
X Terminate Popup FPUK.exe Free Popup Killer - foistware proven to install the Regsvc32 homepage hijacker. Also see here
U TEscKey TEscKey.exe Toshiba Escape Key handler. Enables you to program and use the <FN><Esc> key combination to perform a specific function
N Tesco.net rundll32 [path] RyDial.dll, QuickStart Tesco.net dial-up ISP software - not required
? Tesla TESLA.EXE ??
X Testing 123 msdata.dat Added by the NITS.A WORM!
? TExBUtil Registry TExBUtil.exe ??
N TextAloud TextAloudMP3.exe TextAloud MP3 - convert text into spoken words and MP3s
N Textbridge Instant Access OCR telepath.exe TextBridge from Scansoft. OCR (optical character recognition) software for scanning documents into popular editing applications. Available via Start -> Programs
X TEXTCONV services.exe Added by the NEVEG.B or NEVEG.C WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X TEXTCONV winlogon.exe Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
U TFncKy TFncky.exe Deals with the <Fn> - <Function> key combinations on a Toshiba laptop
U TFNF5 TFNF5.exe Toshiba Hotkey Utility for Display Devices. By pressing <FN> + <F5>, a window appears showing the displays that can be chosen – LCD, LCD + CRT, CRT, TV
Y tfswctrl tfswctrl.exe Drive letter access to a UDF packet writer for CD-RW - from HP, Veritas an others. Similar to Roxio's DirectCD and does the same thing. From HP - "This is a needed file as it controles the readability of the Combo drives. Without this file loading the end user will be able to burn CD's but wont be able to read them. The drive itself will be able to read store bought master Cd's without the file but not burnt ones"
X TFTP*** tftp*** Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! where *** can be any number
U TFunckey TFuncKey.exe Deals with the <Fn> - <Function> key combinations on a Toshiba laptop
N TgAddServer tgfix.exe Software from SupportSoft (aka Support.com) provided to manufacturers (such as Sony (Vaio Support Agent) and Toshiba (Virtual Tech)) and ISPs (such as Comcast, Cox and Charter (Pipeline Support Agent)) that allows them to offer on-line support - to update drivers, fix faults, etc. Can cause a deterioration in a PC's peformance (see here). This part does the protection and "self-healing". Uninstallation is recommended by most people - especially for System Restore users (WinME/XP). If not available via Add/Remove, Charter offer some uninstallation instructions involving a registry patch that you may be able to modify for your proivder or try here
X tgbcde module32.exe Added by the REIGN.R TROJAN!
U Tgcmd 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. "tgcmdprovidersbc" is for SBC Yahoo DSL. One Toshiba user reports problems with hibernate on his laptop if disabled - hence the "U" recommendation
U tgcmdprovidersbc 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. "tgcmdprovidersbc" is for SBC Yahoo DSL. One Toshiba user reports problems with hibernate on his laptop if disabled - hence the "U" recommendation
N TGCMG ?? Related to Rogers@Home, causes errors in WinSock32.dll. Not required for connection to work
X TGDC IE Plugin tgdc.exe ShopForGood spyware - see here
X tgkill tgkill.exe Comcast (the cable folks who are replacing @home in some parts of the USA) have struck a deal with Tioga to provide an "enhanced" support and self-repairing tool. This is "beta" at present and was made available to download by mistake at present. Remove via Start -> Settings -> Add/Remove Programs
U Tgsetsite tgfix.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. "tgcmdprovidersbc" is for SBC Yahoo DSL. One Toshiba user reports problems with hibernate on his laptop if disabled - hence the "U" recommendation
N Thdetrf thdetr32.exe Appears to be related to Lycos advertising
U The Easy Bee's Hive ATCEgSvr.exe The Easy Bee is a software that allows you to record Internet navigation sequences, which can include form filling and button clicking and to attach a replay schedule to each sequence
? TheMainStart N/A ??
U THGuard TH_Guard.exe Resident memory scanning for TrojanHunter
U THGuard THGuard.exe Resident memory scanning for TrojanHunter
X This is a virus, please delete it bigbadvirus.exe Added by the RANDEX.F WORM!
U THOTKEY THotkey.exe Associated with the Fn+ keys on Toshiba laptops. When disabled some keys still worked, like the one that regulates the volume of the system beep, but others didn't, like the one that immediately blackens your screen
X Threaded intcp32.exe Added by the RANDEX.UG WORM!
U ThrustTSR TMTMTSR.exe Thrustmaster Thrustmapper. "The Thrustmapper - t-mapper - icon sits on your taskbar and automatically detects when the joystick is plugged in and configures it accordingly"
U TiADSL tidslmon.exe Actiontec DSL modem. Associated with High Speed AOL DSL. Used to get line sync with the Actiontec DSL USB Modem. Available via Start -> Programs
X tibs3 tibs3.exe Premium rate adult content dialler
X Tiger Shine.exe Added by the HAPPYLOW (or NISHE-A) VIRUS!
X Time Zone Synchronization wscript zshell.js Added by the NETDEX-A TROJAN!
U TimeCalendar tc.exe TimeCalendar digital planner
N Timed Backups Manager Startup BACKTIME.EXE Backup Plus - backup software
N Timemanager.exe Timemanager.exe Easy to use program for recording how you spend your time, designed to help you in billing multiple clients
N TimeOnline TIMEONLINE.EXE Lightman Groups's TimeOnline monitor. For dial-up users to monitor time spent on the net. Available via Start -> Programs
X TIMER TIMER.EXE Added by the TIMESE.AG WORM!
X TimeService trun.exe TlfLic-A premium rate adult content dialler
X TimeSink Add Client TSADBOT.EXE Advertising spyware
X TimeSyncApp TimeSynchronize.exe DealHelper adware
N TimeUp Timeup.exe TimeUp - internet online timer
U Timezone TimeZone.exe Microsoft Daylight Saving Time Update Utility - see here
N TINTSETP TINTSETP.EXE Part of Microsoft's Input Message Editor (IME) for translating Japanese/Chinese text in IE, Outlook and Word
X Tiny AV fooding.exe Added by the NETSKY.I WORM!
Y Tiny Personal Firewall persfw.exe Tiny Personal Firewall
U tinySpell tinyspell.exe Tinyspell - "allows you to easily and quickly check the spelling of words in any Windows application. Monitors your typing on the fly, alerts you whenever it detects a misspelled word, and checks the spelling of every word you copy to the clipboard"
U TiomanExe Tioman.Exe Agate Tioman - warm and hot swap removable bay device manager for IBM laptops
N Tips mousetips.exe Suggests tips on using your mouse
U TiTleBarClock TiTleBarClock.exe TitleBarClock displays the day/month/time and free physical RAM on the right hand side of an open window, replacing the system tray clock at startup
N Tivoli LCFEP.EXE Tivoli ‘TME’ System Tray icon - "'lcfep' is the program that displays statistics about the Endpoint. Apparently stopping/removing this process has no impact on the Endpoint itself which will continue to function normally"
U TizzleTalk TizzleTalk.exe TizzeTalk is a dialect translator for Yahoo, MSN, AOL Instant Messangers
X tjstartup svchost.exe Added by the CURDEAL TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X tjstartup [path to file] Added by the TJSERV.C TROJAN!
N TkBell.Exe evntsvc.exe Application Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player. Once installed, it runs independently of RealOne Player. Not required - see here for more information, including how to disable it. Note that eventsvc.exe no longer appears to be in a newer version
N TkBell.Exe realsched.exe Application Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player. Once installed, it runs independently of RealOne Player. Not required - see here for more information, including how to disable it
N TkBell.Exe tkbell.exe Application Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player. Once installed, it runs independently of RealOne Player. See here for more information, including how to disable it. Also see evntsvc and Realsched. Note that eventsvc.exe no longer appears to be in a newer version. To disable "tkbell.exe" in the new version (1) Start RealOne Player (2) Tools -> Preferences (3) Automatic services in the Categories pane (4) Uncheck all options and then OK
N TkBellExe evntsvc.exe Application Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player. Once installed, it runs independently of RealOne Player. Not required - see here for more information, including how to disable it. Note that eventsvc.exe no longer appears to be in a newer version
N TkBellExe realsched.exe Application Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player. Once installed, it runs independently of RealOne Player. Not required - see here for more information, including how to disable it
N TkBellExe tkbell.exe Application Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player. Once installed, it runs independently of RealOne Player. See here for more information, including how to disable it. Also see evntsvc and Realsched. Note that eventsvc.exe no longer appears to be in a newer version. To disable "tkbell.exe" in the new version (1) Start RealOne Player (2) Tools -> Preferences (3) Automatic services in the Categories pane (4) Uncheck all options and then OK
N tkonnect TKONNECT.EXE Dialer for the Tiscali internet service provider. Available as a desktop shortcut
X tlc update911.js Hijacker installer
? TlcR avp.exe ??
U TLogonPath tb2logon.exe Timbuktu Pro - remote desktop access software
U TM Outbreak Agent TMOAgent.exe Trend Micro Internet Security anti-virus software virus outbreak warnings. Notifies users of virus outbreaks and offers to update the scanner
U TMA distribution cfinst.exe Part of Intel's LANDesk Management Suite 6 and the Common Base Agent (CBA) - used for communicating between the core server and managed clients
X tmax pupdate.exe Adware pop-up generator
X tmchook tmchook.exe Detected by Kaspersky as the TrojanDownloader.Win32.VB.aa VIRUS!
? TMEEJME TMEEJME.EXE Found in a ToshibaTME3 directory. Toshiba Mobile Extension related?
? TMERzCtl TMERzCtl.EXE Found in a ToshibaTME3 directory. Toshiba Mobile Extension related?
U TMESBS TMESBS21.exe Toshiba Mobile Extension Selectable Bay Service for WinXP - support for docking stations. Not required if you don't use a docking station
? TMESBS32 TMESBS32.EXE Found in a ToshibaTME3 directory. Toshiba Mobile Extension related?
U TMESRV31 TMESRV31.EXE Toshiba utility related to inserting and removing a laptop from a docking station. Not required if you don't use a docking station

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U TMExLogon TMESRV.EXE Toshiba utility related to inserting and removing a laptop from a docking station. Not required if you don't use a docking station
? Tmmkb Tmmkysvr.exe Toshiba multi-media keyboard software - possibly including creating keyboard shortcuts?
U TMOUSE tmouse.exe Component of the Toshiba Mouse Control that allows users with an AccuPoint mouse to scroll MS-scroll-compatible documents by holding CTRL + ALT and moving the AccuPoint up or down. It also allows zooming by holding CTRL + SHIFT and moving the AccuPoint up or down. Disabling this item has no adverse effects, except disabling the scroll/zoom features of the AccuPoint
Y tmproxy tmproxy.exe Trend Micro PC-cillin 2003 antivirus software
N TMTMTSR TMTMTST.exe Installed with Thrustmaster game controllers. It launches the Thrustmapper utility. Not required if you install the "driver only" from Thrustmaster website
U TNTClk TNTCLK.exe Overclocking program for TNT, TNT2, and other graphics cards. This program can overclock the graphics card manually after startup when needed, especially before starting a gaming session. However, for simplicity, it can be left checked to let it run once at startup to automatically overclock the graphics card. In this case, it doesn't even run in the background after doing its job
U ToADiMon.exe ToADiMon.exe T-Online ISP software connection assistant
? TomcatStartup hpbpsttp.exe Apache Tomcat web server, part of HP LaserJet "Printer Tools" software. What does it do and is it required?
? TomcatStartup 2.5 hpbpsttp.exe Apache Tomcat web server, part of HP LaserJet "Printer Tools" software. What does it do and is it required?
? Tommorrow tomorrow.exe ??
? ToPassSrv Pktopass.exe Related to Caere Pagekeeper scanning software (now taken over by Scansoft), Disabling is known to cause problems
U TopDesk TopDesk.exe TopDesk - puts an icon in your system tray that when clicked upon, opens a pop-up menu that gives instant access to all of your desktop programs without having to minimize, resize, move or close other programs or files
X ToPicks Starter Idhost.exe ToPicks parasite related
X topmoxie JavaRun.exe Marketing software from TopMoxie
? TOSCDSPD toscdspd.exe Toshiba laptop related
Y Toshiba Fan fan.exe Toshiba untilty to keep the fan on a laptop running if they fail to detect there is too much heat
U Toshiba Key State KEYSTATE.EXE Displays an icon in the System Tray indicating the state of the CAPS LOCK key. Can be handy on (e.g., Toshiba) laptops which do not have a Caps Lock indicator light. Available via Start -> Programs
N ToshibaPinger pinger.exe Pinger is the resident program for Toshiba Upgrades. Periodically checks to see if there are any software/driver upgrades for your particular computer model. If it finds any, it posts a notification. Disabling instructions here
U TOSHIBSU Toshibsu.exe Reduces the power consumption when the laptop isn't being used to preserve battery power. Hibernate function doesn't work if this is disabled. Similar programs on other laptops reduce the processor clock rate, etc. Required if you run off battery regularly
U TosHKCW TosHKCW.exe Toshiba Hot Key Change/Control Wireless. Permits you to use a hot key to activate/deactivate built-in 802.11b wireless transmission on a laptop (if installed)
Y TosMem tosmem.exe Toshiba laptop related. Win98/Me ACPI system can not hibernate or go on standby if all of the physical memory lower than 640KB is locked. This utility allocates and locks three pages on boot and then releases them on standby/hibernation for ACPI.SYS in order to solve the above problem
U TotRecSched TotRecSched.exe Scheduler for Total Recorder - allows automatic recording of a show at a given time for later playback or you can use the scheduler as an alarm
U Touch Manager WinLED.exe Dell keyboard utility. Disabling can result in loss of screen saver and power saver functionality
U TouchED TouchED.exe TouchPad On/Off Utility on a Toshiba laptop
N tour regedit ..tour.reg Edits registry values to keep the WinMe tour in Task Scheduler
N Tour wincool.exe Component of WinME that's annoying as hell. Pop's up a prompt to play the C:WINDOWSApplication DataMicrosoftINTROCONTENT.HTA that plays a full screen version of the WinME product preview Windows Media video file that cannot be stopped to my knowledge until it finishes. That prompt will keep popping up after an install/reinstall of WinME until you give in and watch the thing. It also puts a task scheduler entry to run that annoying thing every 30 minutes, and don't bother deleting that entry, Windows puts it right back. Not only should you disable it from running, you should delete the thing altogether, as it, somehow can re-enable itself. Apparently you can try setting the file to read only
N tourpath regedit /s [path] tour.reg Edits registry values to keep the Win 2000 "tour" in Task Scheduler
U TP4EX tp4ex.exe Adds accessibility options for an IBM TrackPoint
U tp4mon tp4mon.exe Supports the "pointer stick" in lieu of a mouse on an IBM ThinkPad laptop. Necessary for the "scroll" button to work
U tp4serv tp4serv.exe Supports the "pointer stick" on Thinkpads in lieu of a mouse on an IBM ThinkPad laptop. Necessary for the "scroll" button to work
? TP98TRAY TP98TRAY.EXE IBM Thinkpad related utility. What does it do and is it required?
N TP98UTIL TP98.EXE IBM Thinkpad feature setup & configuration utility
X tpcupdater updatetc.exe Adware, probably 180Solutions related
U TpHotKey TPHKMGR.EXE Activates "ThinkPad Help" when the "Thinkpad key" is pressed on an IBM ThinkPad laptop. Also activates the audio buttons (volume up/down, mute) on models such as the Thinkpad T30
? TPKMAPHELPER TpKmapAp.exe IBM ThinkPad related. What does it do, and is it required?
U TpKmapMn TpKmapMn.exe Create Keyboard combinations for special Thinkpad buttons when using an external keyboard, e.g. "Ctrl-arrow up" for "volume up". Only required when using an external keyboard. Available via Start -> Programs
U tpopservice tpopservice.exe DirecWay two-way satellite internet service enhanced POP proxy server for email
U TPP Auto Loader Tppaldr.exe Installed with DataStor's (and some other manufacturers) USB 2.0 based external DVD, CD-ROM and CD-RW drives. System tray icon allowing the user to disconnect the external drive without an error message being displayed
U Tprtray Tprtray.exe Displays the Power icon in the System Tray on a Toshiba laptop
U TpScrLk TpScrLk.exe IBM Thinkpad utility for displaying the Scroll Lock status on the System Tray - for Thinkpad's that don't have a Scroll Lock LED
Y TpShocks TpShocks.exe Responsible for controlling the IBM Hard Drive Active Protection system found on newer models of IBM Thinkpads, including T41, T42, X40, R50, and R51. The Hard Drive Active Protection system is based on a technology similar to that used in automobiles to deploy airbags on contact: An accelorometer on the motherboard detects physical acceleration--such as when the notebook falls--and in response the system temporarily parks the hard drive's read/write head until stability returns
? TPSmain TPSMain.exe Toshiba related
N TPTray TPTray.exe Touchpad configuration tray icon for Toshiba laptops. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
? TPTRAY TP98TRAY.EXE IBM Thinkpad related utility. What does it do and is it required?
? TPwrMgr TPwrMgr.exe Found on a Toshiba laptop. Related to power management?
Y TPWRTRAY Tpwrtray.exe Toshiba laptop's own Advanced Power Management system which disables Windows APM (greyed-out in Control Panel). You can't choose which of the 2 systems to use
U tqrecv tqrecv.exe Tellique satellite broadcast reception software
N Traceless launch.exe Traceless 2003 - clear your cookies, temp directories and browser history with a click of a button. It also clears the recent documents and the IE drop down auto complete box
? Tracker Tracker.exe Possibly associated with My Deluxe Invoices program
U TrackpointSrv daemon.exe Supports the "pointer stick" in lieu of a mouse on an IBM ThinkPad laptop. Necessary for the "scroll" button to work
U TrackpointSrv tp4serv.exe Supports the "pointer stick" in lieu of a mouse on an IBM ThinkPad laptop. Necessary for the "scroll" button to work
U TrackPointSrv tp4mon.exe Supports the "pointer stick" in lieu of a mouse on an IBM ThinkPad laptop. Necessary for the "scroll" button to work
U Tracks Eraser te.exe Tracks Eraser from Acesoft - "Erases all tracks of your internet activity"
U Tracks Eraser Pro te.exe Tracks Eraser Pro from Acesoft - "Erases all tracks of your internet activity"
U tranicon tranicon.exe A Tweak-XP component (only in the registered version), makes Desktop icons transparent. Can be enabled/disabled via Tweak-XP -> System + File Tweaks -> Windows Tweaks -> Desktop Tweaks -> Make Desktop Icons Transparent
U Transparent TransparentW.exe Utility to turn desktop icon text backgrounds transparent. The last letter defines the icon text color: D= as desktop, W=white, B=black. Available from here
U Transparent TransparentD.exe Utility to turn desktop icon text backgrounds transparent. The last letter defines the icon text color: D= as desktop, W=white, B=black. Available from here
U Transparent TransparentB.exe Utility to turn desktop icon text backgrounds transparent. The last letter defines the icon text color: D= as desktop, W=white, B=black. Available from here
U TransparentIcons tranicon.exe A Tweak-XP component (only in the registered version), makes Desktop icons transparent. Can be enabled/disabled via Tweak-XP -> System + File Tweaks -> Windows Tweaks -> Desktop Tweaks -> Make Desktop Icons Transparent
U transtask transtask.exe A Tweak-XP component, makes the taskbar icons transparent
U Trashgrd TRASHGRD.EXE Part of McAfee Nuts & Bolts. Protects all the files you delete, even files deleted in DOS or in 16-bit Windows applications, by sending them to the Recycle Bin
N Tray Temperature Weatherbug.exe Weatherbug provides current outdoor temperature in the System Tray, also weather alerts. Available via Start -> Programs
X Traybar lsass.exe Added by the MYDOOM.L WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Lsass.exe system file should normally NOT figure in Msconfig/Startup!
U traydate.exe TRAYDATE.EXE Displays the date as well as the time in the System Tray. Available from TUCOWS
U TrayManager Trayman.exe TrayManager hides system tray icons (FreeCell won't work when TrayMan is loaded)
U Traymon traymon.exe Netropa Internet Receiver traymonitor. Will only launch the bar if you are connected to the internet and there's new news
N TraySantaCruz tbctray.exe Provides quick access via a System Tray icon to the control panel for Turtle Beach's Santa Cruz or VideoLogic's SonicFury soundcards. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
N TrayServer TrayServer.exe For monitoring tray icons
X TrayX winppr32.exe Added by the SOBIG.F WORM!
N tray_helper tray_helper.exe Tray Helper is an Email checker with additional tools, including a popup window killer, pinger module to monitor hosts and an event reminder
Y TrendMicro Antivirus Aveagent.exe Virus scanner
Y TrendMicro OfficeScan NT TMLISTEN.EXE Virus scanner
X Trickler fsg.exe Adware
X Trickler fsg-ag_3102.exe Adware
X Trickler gain_trickler_3202.exe Adware
X trickler_bic_GatorDM_4010 trickler_bic_GatorDM_4010.exe Adware

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? TridTray TridTray.exe System Tray access to Trident 4DWave soundcards?
? TridTray TridTray.exe System Tray access to Trident 4DWave soundcards?
Y trirot trirot.exe Trident Microsystems 3D video driver
U TrojanScanner Trjscan.exe Trojan Remover from Simply Super Software. Scans for an removes trojan viruses where anti-virus software may have not detected or removed
U TrojanShield Init.exe TrojanShield
U True Internet Color Icon internetcolor.exe Part of Colorific & 3Deep from LightSurf Technologies (nee E-Color). "With True Internet Color PCs can display the best color possible over the web. Enabled web sites will know how connected monitors display color and will send them color corrected images"
X TrueFonts fonts.hta Browser hijacker - redirecting to Hugesearch.net
N TrueSync Launcher tstool.exe Starfish TrueSync - for synchronization between Windows platforms and popular devices, applications and services
Y TrueVector VSMON.EXE Even if you don't have ZoneAlarm or ZoneAlarm Pro run at start-up you do need this
X tsa tsm.exe TargetSaver adware
X Tsa2 tsm2.exe TargetSaver adware
X TsAdbot TSADBOT.EXE TimeSink Add Client - advertising spyware
? TSBxLogon TMESBS2.EXE Found on a Toshiba laptop. May be related to TMESBS?
X tskdbg tskdbg.exe Added by the FLOOD.E TROJAN!
X Tsl tsl.exe Uploader-R adware
N TSMsger TSMsger.exe Epson scannner software - required for "one-touch" operation. Can be launched manually
? TSPower spower.drv Found on a Toshiba laptop. Related to power management?
? TSService NSSERVICE.EXE ??
? tsyssmon tsyssmon.exe Found in a Toshibasysstability directory
? ttasq ttasq.exe ??
? Tukati TukatiRedistributor.exe Tukati Digital Content Distribution. Is it required?
U TuneUp MemOptimizer memoptimizer.exe Part of "TuneUp Utilities", specifically 2003 version. "Monitors and optimizes free memory in the background." Basically, it cleans RAM and also allows you to clear the clipboard
U TurboExplorer TE.exe Web accelerator - "TurboExplorer® 2.x is a real-time web surfing accelerator specifically designed for Internet Explorer® 4/5 to achieve a faster and more effective approach to the internet". Only needed if you find it improves web browsing
U TurboMemoryCharger turbomemorycharger.exe Some users swear by memory management utilities such as Turbo Memory Charger but others say you don't need them - especially if you have Win98 or WinME. See this article and make up your own mind
N TurboNote tbnote.exe Post-It's on your desktop. Available via Start -> Programs
U TurboTop TurboTop.exe TurboTop - make any window "Always on top"
X TV Media Tvm.exe CleverIEHooker hijacker variant
X TVMD tvmd.exe Total Velocity - "Secure commerce company that enables the ‘checkout’ process for our customers in order to safely and securely purchase our award winning software". Autointsalling spyware
U TvNow TvNow.exe Application supplied with HP notebooks. It activates the S-Video port and is said to improve the quality of the output signal (resolution/timeouts)
X TVTMD TVTMD.EXE Total Velocity variant - autoinstalling spyware
N TVWakeup tvwakeup.exe MS WebTV for Windows. Used to display TV on your PC via a compatible video card with in-built tuner (such as ATI All-In-Wonder). If you don't use it - uninstall it
? Tvwatch tvwatch.exe Associated with the TV-oOut option on Asus AGP or Intel graphics cards. Is it required?
X Twain image mmp32.exe DailyWinner adware related
? TWarmBay N/A Found on a Toshiba laptop. Related to hotswap bay management?
U TWarnMsg twarnmsg.exe Toshiba System Warning Function for Windows 98, Me, 2000 - provides notification dialog when the cooling fan stops
? TWBbtn N/A Found on a Toshiba laptop
? TWBrowse TWBrowse.drv Found on a Toshiba laptop. Possibly related to TWAIN drivers (ie, scanners, etc) - see this?
? Tweak Manager WinManager.Exe WinGuides Tweak Manager. Is this required for the live updates feature and/or if settings are changed?
U Tweak UI rundll32.exe tweakui.cpl, tweakmeup Restores settings that can't be retained if you have Microsoft's Tweak UI "powertoy" installed
U Tweak UI rundll32.exe tweakui.cpl, tweaklogon Automatically logs you on if you have Microsoft's Tweak UI "powertoy" installed
X Tweak UI RunDLL32 tweakUI.DLL, TWEAKUI /tweakmeup Added by the SUBWOOFER TROJAN! Note - the real Tweak UI entry for this is "rundll32.exe tweakui.cpl, tweakmeup"
U Tweak UI 1.33 deutsch RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL, TweakMeUp Restores settings that can't be retained if you have Microsoft's Tweak UI "powertoy" installed - German version
U Tweak-Me TWEAK-ME.exe 3rd party version of Miscrosoft'sTweak UI "powertoy" with many more options and controls (plus full support), designed specifically to take advantage of features in WinMe/2K and above, available from here
U Tweak-xp Tweak-xp.exe Main program for Tweak-XP - a WinXP tweaking utility
U TweakDUN tweakdun.exe Utility to optimize your Internet Browser Software. TweakDUN promotes faster Internet data transfer rates and faster downloads by eliminating fragmentation of data packets
? tweakico tweakico.exe May be a HP program to control their icons?
N TwkSCardSrv SCardS32.Exe Used with Towitoko SmartCard Readers for card recognition
X Twunk_64 twunk_64.exe System1060 homepage hi-jacker. Note - this is not a Windows file and is found in a WindowsSystem1060 directory
N type32 type32.exe For MS programmable keyboards. If you disable Intellitype in Startup, any "Hot Keys" that are changed by the user to perform functions other than default settings, defer back to their default settings. Not required unless you have changed them
N TypingSatellite KBOOST.exe Typing Master 2002 background utility that collects typing errors and builds up customised typing lessons for your needs. Available via Start -> Programs