startup Items

trainguy77

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In my startup items i am wondering what these things are:Microsoft AU daemon (office), ITuneshelper, LCCdaemon, can i shut any of these down?
 

wrldwzrd89

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iTunesHelper exists purely to assist with iPod synchronization, as far as I know. Why Apple implemented it the way it did is beyond me.

Microsoft AU daemon (office) is clearly related to Microsoft Office for Mac, but since I don't use Office, I have no idea what it does.

LCCdaemon? I haven't a clue what that one does or where it came from.
 

jsalzer

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A quick Google search shows that LCCDaemon is an app that Logitech uses for your system to recognize their mice and keyboards. If you're using a Logitech device, you'll need to keep it. If not, ditch it.

Not sure why the MS Office one is there. I have Office X, and it hasn't added any startup items. Dunno.

:)

[Oops - looks like Scotty beat me to the punch. Sorry!]
 

wrldwzrd89

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jsalzer said:
A quick Google search shows that LCCDaemon is an app that Logitech uses for your system to recognize their mice and keyboards. If you're using a Logitech device, you'll need to keep it. If not, ditch it.

Not sure why the MS Office one is there. I have Office X, and it hasn't added any startup items. Dunno.

:)
Intuition tells me it's specific to Office 2004, which you don't have (and neither do I).
 

bousozoku

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trainguy77 said:
In my startup items i am wondering what these things are:Microsoft AU daemon (office), ITuneshelper, LCCdaemon, can i shut any of these down?
The Windows version of MS Office has a painful little extension that constantly indexes the contents of the disk drive in order to quickly find things. I've always deleted the thing because it kills the machine's performance.

You might try making a note of it and where it exists and then, try turning it off to see what happens.
 

PlaceofDis

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i have the MS one and itunes helper as well, i don't pay them much mind and i never noticed any slowdown because of them, but then again i hardly ever shut my computer down, i just put it to sleep
 

trainguy77

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yes i have a logitech mouse. But it always takes about 5 minutes after boot to find the device even though it works just fine with all its functions. lol. I do have office. I just did a search for Daemon on my computer and found that the only thing that is made my microshaft is something called "Alerts Daemon" i am guessing this is it. So it would do the office alerts, that run in entourage. I am going to kill it.
 

Logik

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the office one is related to entourage ... i believe it is what reminds you of upcoming events.. etc.. you're probably safe ditching it
 
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