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Messenger DLL support utility. Background
task which provides background fax conversion, fax sending, and
fax status reporting when you use eFax Messenger to
view or send your faxes via the eFax.com service.
Down to end-user requirements. This task goes
hand in hand with eFax Messenger itself (J2GTray) and
is usually started automatically through the Startups
tab of The
Ultimate Troubleshooter. Read our
notes on eFax Messenger – if you decide you do want to
have eFax Messenger automatically starting at Windows
boot‑up, then also leave this task alone on the Startups
tab of TUT; if, on the other hand, you choose not to have
eFax Messenger starting up automatically at Windows
boot‑up, then disable this task as well. This task normally
uses between 3Mb to 7Mb of memory.
Part of Sun’s Java for
Leave alone – Sun’s Java is used by all Internet browsers
(Netscape, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Opera) and is essential
to their ability to display many websites.
Debugger Registrar for Java. You will most likely never see
this file in your Task List. The only reason for inclusion in
these pages is that there is a hoax virus
warning message going around the Internet asking users to delete
this file if they find it on their hard disk. Do no such thing
if you receive the message – this file is a legitimate Microsoft
file which you should keep.
Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface Service.
Service installed by the Intel Management Engine
The Intel Management Engine is a microprocessor,
separate from the main Intel CPU, which is embedded in most
Intel Core, Intel vPro and Intel Xeon processors. It
continues to be active even after your PC/laptop has been
turned off (but it must still be connected to the mains or,
in the case of a laptop, the battery must have some life in
it). The programming code which powers this microprocessor
is called “Intel Active Management Technology”. The
prime purpose of this separate microprocessor : to enable
communications with your system regardless of the operating
system it runs, or whether it is turned ON or powered off.
Applications of this technology would include being able to
identify, keep track of, or monitor devices on a network
regardless of whether they are turned ON or OFF (using
special remote management software), remotely starting
devices (e.g. on a factory production line, or the remote
starting every morning of all computerized tills in a major
multi-floors department store), remote troubleshooting and
recovery, and general management of computer systems, such
as remote pushing of updates, whether they be BIOS updates
or operating system updates, or, even, remote installation
of a new Windows/Linux/other-OS setup (image) on the PC. In
the more recent versions of this technology, there is even
the possibility of remotely “killing” the computer if it is
To make use of this feature, one either uses some of the
Intel tools, e.g. the Intel Management Engine suite of
software tools, or the tools that the motherboard
manufacturer may have developed themselves.
This particular service is part of the Windows drivers for
the Intel Management Engine which allows two
things: your PC to communicate with some of Intel’s remote
asset management and remote configuration and
troubleshooting software; but, also, the ability to use the
tools provided by your motherboard manufacturer to modify
BIOS settings without having to try to catch the BIOS entry
screen with the DEL, F1, or F2 key at boot‑up.
Down to end-user
As you may have guessed by now, most of the features of the
Intel Active Management Technology are, typically,
for corporate networks spread over either many floors, or a
large areas, or many offices, where it can prove a massive
time saver in terms of remote management and diagnostics,
remote fix, and remote troubleshooting.
So, unless you are on a large corporate network where your
IT department actively uses this technology, or you are
supported by an IT Technician/Firm which uses this
technology and you are quite happy to make
modifications to the BIOS via the BIOS interface rather than
from within Windows, then and only then you can safely uninstall
Install Management Engine Components from your PC.
Note, however, that if you do so you will end up with
one device with a question mark against it in Device
Manager, but on the plus side you will in the process get
rid of a number of background processes that you will never
use and which simply consume [small amounts of] your
computer’s resources. If that question mark in Device
Manager really really bothers you, then you can go to this
Intel page to download only the driver (as
distinct from downloading the entire Management Suite) -
If you have any doubts, if you are unsure, simply leave
the software running – the software does use resources,
unnecessarily on most PCs, but not so extensively that it is
worth risking having to re-install it.
Sun Java Update
Checker task. If JUSCHED below is running, and the time has
come in its schedule for the PC to check for updates to the Java
Runtime, then JUSCHED starts JUCHECK. In turn JUCHECK checks
the Sun website for updates to the Java Runtime. If there are
updates available, an icon appears in the System Tray to let you
know. Double-clicking on the icon enables you to download the
updates, or cancel the reminder, or set the reminder to remind
you again at a later date.
As this task will only appear if JUSCHED is
itself running, read our recommendation for JUSCHED.
Runtime Update Scheduler. This task will appear in your Task
List if you have Sun Java runtime installed and it is configured
to automatically look for updates. This task was first
introduced in version 1.4.2 of the Sun Java Runtime and at the
time of writing, 25‑Mar-2005, runs only on Windows
NT4/2000/XP/2003. For the layman : Java is nowadays an
essential piece of software for your browser as there are many
web pages which use Java to display information.
We always recommend against having any software updating itself
automatically, even if it prompts the user before applying
updates. Stay in control of your PC and disable this task as
follows : double-click on the Java plug-in icon in the
Control Panel, go to the Update tab and uncheck
“Check for updates automatically”, click APPLY – this will
disable JUSCHED from starting at boot-up. If you want to
update Sun Java at a later stage, simply go back to the same
Java plug‑in icon in the Control Panel, to the “Update” tab,
and click the Update Now button.
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J2GTray.exe, Jammer2nd.exe, Java.exe,
Javanet.exe, JMPLicSvc.exe, JMRaidTool.exe, Jntview.exe, JQS.exe,
Junefare.dll, Jusched32.exe, JustFlightLimitedLicSvc.exe
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