If you have ever pressed Ctrl-Alt-Delete and checked out the “Processes” that are running on your computer at the present moment, you may be baffled by the names you see. Some of them are easy to decipher: iexplore (Internet Explorer), AcroRd32.exe (Acrobat Reader), etc. But what about the others? What do those programs do, and why are they on my computer?

Here’s a page that can help: What the heck is that file? Here you’ll find links to several sites that can help you figure it all out.