A closest view to Windows (TM) processes and exe files
From James Morano, E.T.C.A.
As operating systems and software, as whole, comes more and more complicated,
there is no simple key for an average user how to distinguish between
"normal" processes, like
explorer.exe, and processes,
which behavior is not very clear, or they cause an error, like
So, what you can do, when you open Task manager and see
tons of other strange looking names?
Brief explanation of some important processes
(This info comes without warranty, check online resources for more info).
jucheck.exe seems to be a Java update scheduler. Mostly harmless :)
jqs.exe is something rellated to Java enviroment too.
Purpose of ielowutil.exe and
iastor.sys is unknown.
Also the behavior of http_ss_win_pro.exe process.
See the user reviews for hrfscore.exe - reviews.
Some nice gifts for HP (hewlett packard) :
hpdskflt.sys - both seems to be
a part of HP drivers, installed with printers and other stuff.
This hkcmd.exe is a mystery.
Another files like
grpconv are very popular
(there is a plenty of searches for those names).
Groove monitor: groovemonitor.exe info.
Funshion installer: funshioninstall.exe executable.
Eset antivirus executable: eKernel - ekrn.exe.
This one called ehtray.exe is most propably a part of
ESET solution too.
And, finally, two DW something processes: dwm.exe
and dw20. I guess they come from the
same manufacturer, but I am not sure.
Other important questions
is helppane.exe a virus?
Shell I remove jp2launcher.exe or
How to delete hpqwmiex.exe?
Why is ipoint.exe causing a high cpu usage?
How to permanently delete fabs.exe or
This is always a good idea to ask for a purpose of a particular process online, on specialized
pages and forums (listed above). Other users are, in general, friendly, and sometimes you can expect the answer within minutes or hours.