ATI Monitor running in the background

Hi all,
On my new MacBook Pro 2.33Ghz I have something called ATI Monitor constantly running in the background. It shows up in Activity Monitor, using 15mb of RAM, and it shows it as a PowerPC type of application.
Can someone tell me:
- Do I need this? I'm surprised this PowerPC apps is always running on my Intel machine. I really don't want any hidden process that I don't need.
- How can I remove/uninstall it?
Thanks so much,
Mon

If you installed the software that came from the ATi web site then you don't need it.
As for uninstalling it, check the installer disk or disk image you used to install it and maybe there's a uninstaller. Otherwise, you may find ATi elements in the /Library/Startup Items folder. You should find them at the top level in this folder so you will not have to look inside any folder here.

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