Since you had to ask, then the answer is no, you probably don't need it. You can remove it safely from the startup services. I do on my laptops.
"Thuban" Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4GHz, 8GB RAM, Radeon 4770, 320GB + 1TB HDDs
Dual-booting: Fedora 14 64-bit + Windows XP
ASUS EEE PC 1215T
AMD V105 1.2GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD
Fedora 14 64-bit
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