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    Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
    « on: September 03, 2009, 01:14:06 PM »
    This is the programs that i have on my computer at the moment:
    Adobe Anchor Service CS4
    Adobe Bridge CS4
    Adobe CMaps CS4
    Adobe Color EU Extra Settings CS4
    Adobe Color JA Extra Settings CS4
    Adobe Color NA Recommended Settings CS4
    Adobe CSI CS4
    Adobe Default Language CS4
    Adobe Device Central CS4
    Adobe Drive CS4
    Adobe Dynamiclink Support
    Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CS4
    Adobe Extension Manager CS4
    Adobe Flash CS4
    Adobe Flash CS4 Extension - Flash Lite STI en
    Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
    Adobe Flash CS4 STI-en
    Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
    Adobe Help Center 2.1
    Adobe Linguistics CS4
    Adobe Media Encoder CS4
    Adobe Output Module
    Adobe PDF Library Files CS4
    Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0
    Adobe Reader 8.1.4
    Adobe Search for Help
    Adobe Service Manager Extension
    Adobe Setup
    Adobe Shockwave Player 11
    Adobe Type Support CS4
    Adobe Update Manager CS4
    Adobe WinSoft Linguistics Plugin
    Adobe XMP Panels CS4
    AdobeColorCommonSetCMYK
    AdobeColorCommonSetRGB
    Apple Software Update
    ATI - Software Uninstall Utility
    ATI Control Panel
    ATI Display Driver
    AVG Free 8.5
    BlogTorrent beta-0.91
    Bonjour
    BT Yahoo! Applications
    CardRd81
    CCHelp
    CCScore
    Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
    Connect
    CR2
    Critical Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB959772)
    DivX
    EPSON Easy Photo Print
    EPSON File Manager
    EPSON Image Clip Palette
    EPSON Printer Software
    EPSON Scan
    EPSON Scan Assistant
    EPSON Web-To-Page
    ESDX4800_4200 User's Guide
    ESSAdpt
    ESSANUP
    ESSBrwr
    ESSCAM
    ESSCDBK
    ESScore
    ESSCT
    ESSEMAIL
    ESSgui
    ESShelp
    ESSini
    ESSPCD
    ESSPDock
    ESSSONIC
    ESSTUTOR
    ESSvpaht
    ESSvpot
    get_iplayer 1.5+
    getPlus(R)_ocx
    GTK+ 2.10.6-1 runtime environment
    HijackThis 2.0.2
    HLPCCTR
    HLPIndex
    HLPPDOCK
    HLPSFO
    Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
    Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
    Hotfix for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB947864)
    Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399)
    Hotfix for Windows Media Player 11 (KB939683)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB952287)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB961118)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB970653-v3)
    HP Help and Support
    iTunes
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 3
    Java(TM) 6 Update 11
    Java(TM) 6 Update 7
    Kodak EasyShare software
    KSU
    kuler
    LiveUpdate Notice (Symantec Corporation)
    Logitech Desktop Messenger
    Logitech Print Service
    Logitech QuickCam Software
    Logitech® Camera Driver
    Macromedia Contribute
    Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
    Macromedia Extension Manager
    Macromedia Fireworks MX
    Macromedia Flash MX
    Macromedia FreeHand MX
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB928366)
    Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    Microsoft Base Smart Card Cryptographic Service Provider Package
    Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
    Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
    Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
    Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
    Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
    Mozilla Firefox (3.0.13)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
    MSXML 6.0 Parser (KB925673)
    Notifier
    OfotoXMI
    OTtBP
    OTtBPSDK
    PCDLNCH
    PDF Settings CS4
    Photoshop Camera Raw
    PIF DESIGNER
    Pixel Bender Toolkit
    PrintKey2000
    QuickTime
    Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
    Registry Easy v4.9
    Roxio Audio Module
    Roxio CinePlayer
    Roxio Copy Module
    Roxio Data Module
    Roxio DLA
    Roxio Express Labeler
    Roxio MyDVD Plus
    Roxio Update Manager
    Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)
    Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB928090)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB929969)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB931768)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB933566)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB937143)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB938127)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB939653)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB942615)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB944533)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB950759)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB953838)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB956390)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB958215)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB960714)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB961260)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB963027)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB969897)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB972260)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB952069)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB973540)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB936782)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB954154)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 9 (KB917734)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB923789)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464-v2)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB946648)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB950760)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB950974)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951066)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376-v2)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951698)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951748)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB952004)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB952954)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB953839)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB954211)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB954459)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB954600)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB955069)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956391)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956572)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956744)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956802)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956803)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956841)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB957095)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB957097)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB958644)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB958687)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB958690)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB959426)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB960225)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB960715)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB960803)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB960859)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB961371)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB961373)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB961501)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB968537)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB969898)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB970238)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB971557)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB971633)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB971657)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB973346)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB973354)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB973507)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB973869)
    SFR
    SFR2
    Suite Shared Configuration CS4
    Uninstall 1.0.0.1
    Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB963707)
    Update for Windows XP (KB951072-v2)
    Update for Windows XP (KB951978)
    Update for Windows XP (KB955839)
    Update for Windows XP (KB967715)
    Update for Windows XP (KB968389)
    Update for Windows XP (KB973815)
    VCAMCEN
    VPRINTOL
    Win AVI HelixSDK
    WinAVI Video Converter
    Windows Media Format 11 runtime
    Windows Media Format 11 runtime
    Windows Media Format SDK Hotfix - KB891122
    Windows Media Player 11
    Windows Media Player 11
    Windows Presentation Foundation
    Windows Rights Management Client Backwards Compatibility SP2
    Windows Rights Management Client with Service Pack 2
    Windows XP Service Pack 3

    Please my you tell me which programs can be removed to speed up my computer as it is running really slow!

    smeezekitty

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    Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
    « Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 01:24:06 PM »
    A run a defrag it really does speed up the computer
    B where did you get all the adobe stuff
    and you original question
    i guess its a personal choice
    you could remove all of them that arent a service pack
    but do you really want to please run defragment first

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    Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
    « Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 01:29:14 PM »
    You want someone to go through all those programs and tell you what to keep? You're joking, right?

    ed0079

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      Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
      « Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 01:33:11 PM »
      No!
      Just a quick scan of prgrams that can be removed on first glance by someone with more techincal knowledge than me!

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        Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
        « Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009, 09:52:57 PM »
        devide it into parts,

        what you need(microsoft updates\java\flash player\ that sorts of stuff)
        what you use alot (internet browsers, some adobe programs)
        what you don't need or use alot (toolbars, PrintKey2000[unless press the screen print button], etc )
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          Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
          « Reply #5 on: September 05, 2009, 10:01:32 AM »
          Would agree with others. That's a "big" favour you're asking of people especially when know one knows what you use your computer for, and which programs you use!
          Would agree that a disk defrag is a must if you haven't done this for a while.
          Adobe is a fair size program. Do you use Adobe knowingly? If not, and ONLY if not, get rid of all your Adobe programs, and just download Adobe Flashplayer again (which you will need). Also download Foxit Reader, which will read all pdf files that Adobe can read.
          You can definitely get rid of Java(TM) update 7.
          If you still have your Kodak camera then you'll still need the ESS programs.
          If you still have your Epson Printer then you'll still need the Epson programs.
          Check your startup programs via the msconfig command. You may have a lot more starting up automatically than you actually need!
          Well that'll keep you going for a while and in no way should this be treated as gospel! Without knowing what you use this is just a personal observation and not a recommendation.
          You could also run CCleaner, and finally follow up with yet another disk defrag.





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          Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
          « Reply #6 on: September 05, 2009, 02:54:15 PM »
          Whew, that's a long list of Adobe stuff.  But, a lot of it is CS4-related so I believe you'll need those items if you use CS4.  As others have said, only you know what you do with your computer.  You really haven't commented on that here.


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            Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
            « Reply #7 on: September 05, 2009, 03:13:33 PM »
            If you want to speed up your computer you should be worried about what programs are running not what programs are installed.

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            Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
            « Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009, 03:15:54 PM »
            If you want to speed up your computer you should be worried about what programs are running not what programs are installed.
            DING DING DING - And we have a winner :D

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              Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
              « Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009, 03:54:49 PM »
              If you want to speed up your computer you should be worried about what programs are running not what programs are installed.

              Magic words.

              I have many many more programs that our fellow in six systems. The same system six times : xp pro......

              I used processes killers in bat way :

              start taskkill.exe /im gmote.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im tasktracker.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im fsl_launcher.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im webshots.scr /f
              start taskkill.exe /im "filezilla server interface.exe" /f
              start taskkill.exe /im "filezilla server.exe" /f
              start taskkill.exe /im googledesktop.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im msgtag.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im stickies.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im locate32.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im schedul2.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im gservice.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im gizmo.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im quitometro.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im popupwisdom.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im jqs.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im AgendaMSD.EXE /f
              start taskkill.exe /im GTDTimerLauncher.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im TimeSnapper.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im thunderbirdportable.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im thunderbird.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im RSSBandit.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im POPPEEPER.EXE /f
              start taskkill.exe /im modemspy.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im timesnapper.exe /f
              rem start taskkill.exe /im emule.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im yLaunch2.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im SlideMate.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im Schedul2.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im Cyberbud.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im pointmotivator.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im workrave.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im workraveportable.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im reddot.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im virtualdimension.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im Kiwi Application Monitor.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im RubberDucky.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im AnVir.exe /f
              NET STOP CobianBackupAmanita
              rem dejamos solo el comando de arriba para controlar Cobian Amanita
              start taskkill.exe /im utorrent.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im javaw.exe /f
              rem este de arriba cierra el jdownloader, pero no se si cerrará alguna otra cosa también.
              start taskkill.exe /im pidgin-portable.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im Multi-Timer Ultimate.exe /f
              start taskkill.exe /im FirefoxPreloader.exe /f

              mataprocesos.bat

              I use the idea of perfils and sceneries. Open and closes processes according what I want to do in the system.

              I controlled memory and compatibilities. Yes compatibilities. I have so many programs installed that some don't go well with any other. The driver of the fax machine don't goes well with the multifunction driver and so on.

              When I detect an incompability I close the process  before beginning with the other.

              I control the resident with StartUp Delayer.
              I control my sceneries with yLaunch2

              I have a lot of programs installed in portable mode, so I control them from special launchers menus. From any of the six systems.

              Now I project, with the good help of computer hope, automate and personalized my systems (probably with bat and reg files of the sort of kellys korner)


              No dejes que tu felicidad dependa de lo que no depende de tí.

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                Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
                « Reply #10 on: September 05, 2009, 06:18:35 PM »
                You should be worried about what programs are running and not what's installed?
                Well surely that's not strictly true?  One could have a disk full of programs that are not being used, but are taking up valuable space.
                Realtime programs will be be checking out everything possible, so the least programs that you have installed, the quicker response times will be.
                Maybe l'm wrong, but that's my understanding unless someone can persuade me otherwise.
                Sorry, but didn't l just say that you should check the startup programs via the msconfig command?
                Again, sorry Esgrimidor, nothing personal , but l just don't understand your post.
                You use process killers in bat way? l've not heard of that term?
                Do you mean check the startup processes, which can be done via what l have just said, or am l just missing the point here?
                Sorry, Regards

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                Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
                « Reply #11 on: September 05, 2009, 06:48:49 PM »
                still i really think you should defrag bfore touching anything else

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                Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
                « Reply #12 on: September 05, 2009, 07:09:33 PM »
                If you have not used an application program for six months, dump it.

                If a startup (process) program uses a constant 50% of the CPU, dump it.

                google [ anti virus programs ratings ] . If your anti virus is a dog, dump it.

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                  Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
                  « Reply #13 on: September 07, 2009, 04:30:19 AM »
                  You should be worried about what programs are running and not what's installed?
                  Well surely that's not strictly true?  One could have a disk full of programs that are not being used, but are taking up valuable space.
                  Realtime programs will be be checking out everything possible, so the least programs that you have installed, the quicker response times will be.
                  Maybe l'm wrong, but that's my understanding unless someone can persuade me otherwise.
                  Sorry, but didn't l just say that you should check the startup programs via the msconfig command?
                  Again, sorry Esgrimidor, nothing personal , but l just don't understand your post.
                  You use process killers in bat way? l've not heard of that term?
                  Do you mean check the startup processes, which can be done via what l have just said, or am l just missing the point here?
                  Sorry, Regards

                  I give you part of the reason. But I have many hard disk and plenty of space. At the present moment I'm using MyDefrag , the "only" defragmenter that permits user scripts with personalized defragmentation.

                  Sorry for your misunderstanding. I'll try to correct.


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                  Re: Help! Which programs do i not need on my computer?
                  « Reply #14 on: September 07, 2009, 04:35:40 AM »
                  You should be worried about what programs are running and not what's installed?
                  Well surely that's not strictly true?  One could have a disk full of programs that are not being used, but are taking up valuable space.
                  Realtime programs will be be checking out everything possible, so the least programs that you have installed, the quicker response times will be.
                  Maybe l'm wrong, but that's my understanding unless someone can persuade me otherwise.
                  Sorry, but didn't l just say that you should check the startup programs via the msconfig command?
                  Again, sorry Esgrimidor, nothing personal , but l just don't understand your post.
                  You use process killers in bat way? l've not heard of that term?
                  Do you mean check the startup processes, which can be done via what l have just said, or am l just missing the point here?
                  Sorry, Regards
                  HD space hasn't been "valuable" for most of us since the days of 20Mb HD's. And the OP complained about his system running slowly. The number of programs installed would not effect system performance (unless of course he DOES have a very small HD - and who among us would admit to that? :) ).