Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Save Memory, Remove Java Quick Starter

jqs.exe is the Java Quick Starter (jqs.exe) task that runs in MS Windows. It uses 2MB of virtual memory.

For those who infrequently use java programs or who need the CPU cycles, jqs.exe can be disabled from the Control Panel --> Java --> Advanced and unselected Java Quick Starter.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Microsoft Security Essentials

While I have been satisfied with products such as Spybot and Clamwin, Microsoft Security Essentials is free and may be worth a look.

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.