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This is a valid entry, and is classified as 'leave to run'.

It is either required, or typically left, to run at startup. It may be a necessary component of a legitimate program.

Item Details
Name: TpShocks
Filename: TpShocks.exe
Description: Related to IBM Responsible for controlling the IBM Hard Drive Active Protection system found on newer models of IBM Thinkpads, including T41, T42, X40, R50, and R51. The Hard Drive Active Protection system is based on a technology similar to that used in automobiles to deploy airbags on contact: An accelorometer on the motherboard detects physical acceleration--such as when the notebook falls--and in response the system temporarily parks the hard drive's read/write head until stability returns.
Located in \%WINDIR%\%System%\

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This is a Startup entry, not a running process - although it may be visible in Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) if it continues running after startup. Before ending a process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it is listed as an "X", please check whether it's actually set to start using MSCONFIG or another tool.

Some bad startup entries use the same names as common Windows processes, and it may be difficult to distinguish between them in Task Manager. If in doubt, seek advice before doing anything.

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