Lets have a look here:
You have some spyware, but we'll leave that to the end.
run Win.ini hpfsched: keep
AIM: AOL Instant Messager. If connected to the internet, automatically runs up AIM. Convenience more than anything. AIM can be started from Start -> Programs
TaskMonitor: The Task Monitor 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
LoadPowerProfile: Power management specifics such as monitor shut-off, system standby, etc. keep
TIPS: Suggests tips on using your mouse. Not required
POINTER: Microsoft Intellipoint software for their Intellimouse series of mice. Only needed if enable any of the advanced features as Win98/Me supports the basic features by default
Scan Detector: For your scanner. Dunno
Go!Zilla dial-up: Spyware. See at the end.
LoadQM: Loads the MSN Explorer Query Manager - a waste of resources and bandwidth. Also installed by the latest version of MSN Messenger. Not required
Iomega Startup Options: Used by Iomega drives. Available via Start -> Programs - not required
WinampAgent: System Tray application that starts up WinAmp media player. Not required - can be started manually from Start -> Programs
QuickTime Task: System Tray access to Apple's "Quick Time" viewer from version 5 onwards. Not required
Gator: spyware. at the end
Adaptec DirectCD: Unless you have a CD-RW in the drive to drag and drop files to it you don't need DirectCD. Available via Start -> Programs - not required. Also covered under "DirectCD
webHancer: spyware. at the end
CreateCD: Adaptec Easy CD Creator system tray application (pre version 5). Available via Start -> Programs - not required
SchedulingAgent: Microsoft Scheduling Agent displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray - only needed if you have regular scheduled disk defragmenting, ScanDisk, etc. Recommend you run these at regular intervals anyway so not needed as they can interrupt other programs
Now, for the ones that you don't want, go to Run and type MSCONFIG. Startup tab and uncheck all that you don't want, apply and restart. If you're unsure, do each seperately, but apply and restart after each one.
Now, the spyware. Go to Control Panel | AddRemove and uninstall Gator, Gozilla and webhancer.
Then, go to MSCONFIG again and uncheck the 3 entries. Then, run this program AddAware www.lavasoftusa.org
Install and runit, only after you have done the other things. Ensure that Deep registry Scan is enabled, and remove all except any references to Web3000 or new.net. If you're unsure, copy/paste the list here.
Also, whilst you're there, download RefUpdate and run it. This will give you the latest updates.