How do I take out resources?

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bball_1523

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I have a lot of programs running at once, how many should i have to get faster comp speed + reliability? And how do I get those progs out? Will those programs affect any games I play, or surfing the net, downloading?
If somebody can please help me with this subject, it'd be awesome!, thanks
 
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Hi bball_1523, Welcome!
Go to Start, Run, type mscinfig Then hit ok. Click on startup tab, See what is checked. If you can post what is checked it would help!
 

TonyKlein

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Maybe try Msconfig instead of mscinfig. It's just a typo, but Windows won't know what to do with the latter...

Greetz,
 

bball_1523

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Alright here's the complete list of things in my startup tab of msconfig: *=not running

eZulaMain
MSMSGS*
ANR*
Scanregistry
Taskmonitor
SystemTray
EnsoniqMixer
Multi-function Keyboard
Timesink Ad Client
LoadQM
Savenow
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~2\BROWSE~1\CNBabe.exe
wcmdmgr
WinampAgent
LoadPowerProfile
QuickTime Task
webHancer Agent
SDaemon
SWD
VsecomrEXE*
VSchedule*
WinampAgent*
TimeSink Ad Client*
PLXSTART*
PLXTASK*
BTS4 WinLock*
BTS4 Systray*
V128IID
LoadPowerProfile
SchedulingAgent
winmodem*
LoadBlackD*
Windows Media Powerpoint Helper
Microsoft Find Fast
Refresh
Iomega Watch
Iomega Startup Options
Zip Disk Icons
Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
Office Startup
Microsoft Office Startup*
SwTray*
BlackICE*
load=*
end of list...

Wow I got tons of programs running, Most of those I have no idea what they are and what they do to my computer... Can yall please help me adjust my settings here? thanks
 

TonyKlein

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You probably have SwCaller as well, a nasty dialler.

My Advice:

First uninstall Kazaa, and look for a spyware-free alternative.

Then do this:

Go to Start/run, and type msconfig.
On the Startup tab, uncheck EVERYTHING, EXCEPT for the following items:

MSMSGS (Optional), Scanregistry, SystemTray, Multi-function Keyboard, LoadPowerProfile, SDaemon VSchedule, PLXSTART* PLXTASK*, V128IID LoadPowerProfile, SchedulingAgent, winmodem* LoadBlackD* Iomega Zip Disk Icons BlackICE* load=*

Click OK, close Msconfig, and reboot (important!)

Now go to Software add/remove and remove New(dot)net application and Webhancer Agent.

Reboot AGAIN.

Download and install <A HREF="http://www.lavasoftusa.com/index.html">Ad-Aware</A> . This is a program which scans your system for spyware.

After having downloaded AAW, also download the latest Signature file (Reflist.sig) : http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ls/reflist.zip
Unpack it to the Lavasoft Ad-Aware folder in Program Files, and have it overwrite the one that's there.

Then have your drives and registry scanned for spyware, check all found files and reg keys, click continue, and have them removed.
Reboot one last time.

Your computer will thank you for this, and you'll be amazed about how much more smoothly your system will run.


Good luck,
 
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