Does anyone know what this thing is? It's in my list of login items. A quick Google search didn't find anything helpful.
These helpful suggestions show that not everyone knows what they are talking about. Its best to take free advice with a grain of salt, well intentioned though it may be.I forgot to mention how I found that mystery item. In System preferences / Users & Groups / Login Items, right click on an item to bring up a context menu of one selection: Show in Finder. I discovered this purely by accident.