Okay, lets see.....
AdSubtract: AdSubtract blocks ads, cookies, pop-up windows, animations, music, and more. Can be disabled from within AdSubtract. Available via Start -> Programs. Up to you
AHQInit: Part of AudioHQ for the Soundblaster Live!. Appears as though it makes the AudioHW toolbar drop down from the top of the desktop and isn't required. Not needed
C-Media Mixer: C-Media produce audio chipsets that are often found on popular motherboards with on-board audio. Provides System Tray access to change audio settings. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel or Start -> Programs. Not needed
Cacheman: Freeware disk cache tweaker from Outer Technologies. Should only be run once and not loaded at start-up. Not needed.
Calendarium: Not sure, could be a calender.
ccApp: Part of Norton AntiVirus 2003. Auto-protect and E-mail check will not function without this. Keep
ccRegVfy: Part of Norton AntiVirus 2003. "ccRegVfy.exe is responsible for checking the integrity of the NAV registry entries to make sure that the information has not been changed by a malicious threat or a hack". Keep
CleanTemp: CleanTemp - deletes the contents of the TEMP directory when Windows starts and then closes - using no memory. Up to you
CookieWall: CookieWall from Analog X. Allows you to decide which internet sites can add "cookies" related to their sites for the next time you return. Up to you
CT HotSpot98: Looks like its something to do with screensavers:
Could this be the cause
ctfmon.exe: CTFMon is involved with the language/alternative input services in Office XP. CTFMON.exe will continue to put itself back into MSConfig when you run the Office XP apps as long as the Text Services and Speech applets in the Control Panel are enabled. Not required if you don't need these features. For more info on ctfmon see here. CTFMON can be disabled from Control Panel, Text & Speech Services
Up to you
Do you need it at startup??
Firewall: AtGuard personal firewall engine. As Atguard was bought by Symantec some time ago, it's now the Norton Personal Firewall executable as well. Keep
HPDJ Taskbar Utility: (1) Ghostscript device driver for printers understanding Hewlett-Packard's Printer Command Language - see here for more info
(2) Creates 1 or all 3 icons on taskbar. The 1st one has a yellow border around it warning that ink is low on the printer. The 2nd one is HP Device Detection Software and the 3rd one is about a card being inserted into the Hp printer
Up to you
Microsoft Works Portfolio: The Works Portfolio tool lets you collect and organize text and pictures from the Web or your favorite program.Can be prevented from starting from a setting within Portfolio. Not needed
Microsoft Works Update Detection: Checks for updates to MS Works. Not needed.
MoneyStartUp10.0: Part of MS Money 2002. Available via Start -> Programs. Not needed
mspwr: "Transparent icon background" feature of Ashampoo's PowerUp XP (WinNT/2K/XP) and PowerUp Deluxe (Win98/Me) . Up to you
NvCplDaemon: Intializes the clock and memory settings on nVidia based graphics cards. Enable if you overclock your card. Up to you
NvMediaCenter: System Tray icon used to manage settings for nVidia based graphics cards. May be required for some 3D applications to recognize your card correctly - such as the game "Everquest". Otherwise, settings can be changed manually via Display Properties. Up to you
nwiz: Associated with the newer versions of nVidia graphics cards drivers. Allows you to immensely improve desktop layouts by setting preferences and optimizations. However, this isn't necessary for the operation of your system. Not needed
POINTER: Microsoft Intellipoint software for their Intellimouse series of mice - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features. Up to you
PwrUpTweakMe: "Ashampoo PowerUp XP is a convenient tool for fine-tuning your Windows® NT4, 2000 and XP configuration to suit your precise needs and wishes. It gives you direct access to many frequently-required settings and parameters, enabling you to make your operating system behave the way you want." Boot-up options won't work if disabled. Up to you
QD FastAndSafe: Automatically runs Fast & Safe clean-up from Norton/Quarterdeck Cleansweep. Deletes safe to remove files such as Temporary Internet Files (cache). Recommended you run it manually. Not needed
QuickTime Task: If it was Qttask, that legit, but its qttask, which is CoolWebSearch parasite related. See end
RoxioAudioCentral: Part of Roxio EasyCD Creator 6.0 - places the Roxio AudioCentral icon in you system tray. "Includes a player, media manager, ripper, tag and sound editor - integrated in a single application". Not required for Roxio to work properly. . Not needed
RoxioDragToDisc: Part of Roxio EasyCD Creator 6.0 - places the Roxio Drag-to-Disc icon in you system tray. "Easily drag and drop files for burning to CD or DVD. Disc formatting and burning will happen automatically". Not required for Roxio to work properly. Not needed
RoxioEngineUtility: Part of Roxio EasyCD Creator 6.0 - corrects any modification made to the Roxio Engine, it exits after checking. Keep
Share-to-Web Namespace Daemon: "HP's exclusive Share-to-Web software makes it easy to share content with others through our affiliate Internet websites." In other words an application that allows users to upload scanned images to their personal webpages if desired. Available via Start -> Programs. Not needed
SigChanger V2.1.0: http://www.phranc.nl/
Not sure if you need this at startup??
TabUserW.exe: Wacom pen tablet driver. Keep
UpdReg: Reminder to register Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! cards. Not needed
WinampAgent: Loads the System Tray icon for the WinAmp media player. Can be used to mantain file associations so programs like QuickTime and RealPlayer don't take over as default player for various media types. Available via Start -> Programs. Up to you
WinFast_2K: System Tray application that starts up the Winfox utility for a Leadtek Winfast grpahics card to restore settings. Can be started manually from Start -> Settings -> Control Panel Display. Only needed if you wish to run things like the hardware monitor or overclock your card. Up to you
WinFast2KLoadDefault: Loads default settings for Leadtek Winfast graphics cards. Up to you
WinRescueXP: No idea
WorksFUD: A marketing program for MS Works. Not needed
Now, apart from that Quicktime one, go to Start | Run and type in MSCONFIG, startup tab. Uncheck all you don't want, apply and restart.
Also, look at the one in Bold
Go here and get CWShredder:
Close all browser windows,UnZip the file, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "Fix" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.
When it is finished restart your computer