What is s3contrl

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  1. macdon

    macdon Registered Member

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    I have this listed in my programs that start when I start my computer. Tune Up 2006 doesn't know what it is. Can anyone tell me exactly what this is? Is it something I shouldn't have? I have run ad aware, spysweeper and did virus scan, but it doesn't show up.
     
  2. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

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    Is this what you have ?


    File Name: s3tray2.exe
    Process Name: s3contrl
    Description: s3tray2.exe provides a system tray icon that allows you quick access to change certain settings of your S3 video hardware. This program is not important for your system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
    Author: S3 Graphics, Inc.
    Part of: S3 Video






    [s3tray2.exe]
    FilePath : C:\WINDOWS\System32\
    BasePriority : Normal
    FileSize : 68 KB
    FileVersion : 1.00.13-1012
    ProductVersion : 1.00.13-1012
    Copyright : Copyright
    CompanyName : S3 Graphics, Inc.
    FileDescription : s3contrl
    InternalName : s3contrl
    OriginalFilename : s3contrl.exe
    ProductName : S3 Graphics Utilities
     
  3. macdon

    macdon Registered Member

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    i don't have any s3 video hardware, I don't think! I do not have any games at all in my computer. What else could it be? I am trying to speed up my starts and that is why I am trying to get rid of anything that doesn't need to start when I boot up computer.
     
  4. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    To see what you do have, right click My Computer | Properties | Hardware TAB | Device Manager | View | Show Hidden Devices then have a look thru Display, etc. etc. expand each to see what's installed on your system, like Display Adapters and Non Plug and Play Drivers, see if any mention of s3 in there.

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