They say that what you don't know won't hurt you, but in the case of computers that is definitely not true. Knowing what your computer is running and how it affects your system is a must. "Marc's Outlook on Productivity
" had an article a few days ago about an application called "The Ultimate Troubleshooter" from a website called "Answers that Work
". This little jewel of a program tells you what programs are running, what services are running, and what startup programs are installed. Then it tells you in very clear terms whether they should be deleted, whether they are okay or whether it can go either way. It also gives a very detailed description on what hardware is installed on your computer. Rip that $20 out of your wallet and download this application right away. It could save you ton's of grief down the line!!