Process Hit List

Process Hit List

Welcome to what I call my personal Process Hit List.

The following is a list of processes that I always disable when optimizing a computer. If your computer is running any of these in the background, then I highly recommend you disable them and you will see an instant boost in computer speed.

Startup Item EXE Description Recommendation
Acrobat_sl Acrobat_sl.exe Speed up the startup time for Adobe Reader Always Disable
Acrotray Acrotray.exe System tray icon for additional configuration settings Always Disable
Applesyncnotifier Applesyncnotifier.exe Used for MobleMe which is part of iTunes Always Disable
Bluetooth Software Bttray.exe Used for WIDCOMM bluetooth hardware Always Disable
BluetoothSuit BluetoothSuit.exe Bluetooth configuration software Always Disable*
Ctfmon Ctfmon.exe Belongs to MS Office and it’s Alternative User Input Text feature Always Disable
Dwtrig20 Dwtrig20.exe An MS Error application for Watson Errors Always Disable
Google Update GoogleUpdate.exe Google Update Service Always Disable
IAStorIcon IAStoreIcon.exe Intel recovery software – usually preinstalled Always Disable*
Intel(R) Common User Interface Igfxtray.exe Give access to Intel Graphics Configuration Always Disable*
Intel(R) Common User Interface Igfxpers.exe Interface for additional configuration of Nvidia Graphics Cards Always Disable*
Intel(R) Common User Interface Hkcmd.exe Used for Intel Hotkey software Always Disable
ItunesHelper iTunesHelper.exe Used for ITunes. Helps detect Ipods or other devices Always Disable*
Java(TM) Jusched.exe Process for checking for Java updates Always Disable
Microsoft Office 2010 Bcssync.exe Deals with the Office Business Connectivity Service Always Disable
Microsoft Office 2010 Msosync.exe Deals with the Microsoft Upload Service. New to Office 2010 Always Disable
Microsoft Office 2010 Groove.exe Used for Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace 2010 Always Disable
Microsoft OneNote Onenotem.exe Used for Microsoft OneNote Always Disable*
Qttask Qttask.exe Quicktime Program Always Disable
Reader_sl Reader_sl.exe Supposed to shrink load time for Adobe documents Always Disable
Realtek HD Audio Manager Ravcpl64.exe 64-bit .exe for the Realtek HD Audio Manager Always Disable*
Rthdcpl Rthdcpl.exe Used for Realtek HD Audio Control Panel Always Disable*

*If you specifically use this application then do NOT disable it from startup.