Posted on 2006-07-09
Trying to help my brother-in-law streamline his Sony Vaio laptop (ie, bring it down to less than 40 systray icons at startup). Unfortunately, being on the other side of the Atlantic at this time means I can't see it directly so I might be misssing something quite obvious to someone with a machine.
Out of everything on the computer, I have been able to identify it all but for one (well, two, but the second is just a matter of being uncertain if it does A or B, neither of which he wants anyways)
The sticking point for me is a program running, ISBMgr
Everything I have been able to locate myself says "This is the Sony ISB Manager" - - the fact that it is in the sony folder, and Mgr is written as such, that was my own guess before looking for it. There are other Sony ISB components in the system as well, or related to it.
But I can not find (even on the Sony site, unless I am searching incorrectly) ANY information to even suggest what ISB may stand for. It could be something super critical, or something super trivial (Integrated-online Service-contract Bill-viewer).
I don't want links to "This is the ISB Manager". I don't want "This file is important, don't delete it". Nor "This is one component of the much larger 'Sony ISB' package...
I want something to indicate what ISB means, something that can hopefully be confirmed via Sony technical paper ("And also includes a system to let you check the status of your system-contract account, as we constantly connect to our server and check its status every 3 minutes of operation: the Integrated-online Service-contract Bill-viewer"
Thanks - hopefully I was just too exhausted by the time I was researching that entry, but other than the billing example, I've had a hard time coming up with any deacronymized candidates to attempt to verify, other than Integrated likely being a 95% probability.