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Task Manager over 100 processes running....

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Kamrox00, Jan 19, 2010.

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  1. Kamrox00

    Kamrox00 Thread Starter

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    Hi I was wondering if someone could help me out and tell me which processes should be running and which shouldnt in my task manager, there are over 100 processes and I know that is way too much, so which should I end and which should I leave?
    Im attaching two pics of print screen of my task manager, please HELLLLP :eek:
     

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  3. Kamrox00

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    Thanks for the quick response! So I delete whatever process is not listed?
     
  4. Elvandil

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    You look up each one, read about it, and decide what needs to be there, what is optional, and what is neither because it is undesirable.
     
  5. Kamrox00

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    that should take me awhile :) this is most likely the reason for the computer sounding almost like its going to explode when I run certain programs right?
     
  6. Michael-

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    I'll make it easy for you

    go to Start, Run, Type "msconfig" without "'s
    Click Selective Startup, leave only System services checked in.
    Click on the Services tab
    Click on Hide All Microsoft Services
    Now go through the list and check out the programs you don't regularly use
    I would recommend that you do not un-check your anti-virus software.
    You can un-check items such as itunes, and other programs.
    Once you go through this list you can now go to start up, I usually leave this one all cleared, but you can check in the programs that you need to run at start up such as windows live messenger and others.

    Once you are done click Apply, Ok, save and close your programs running and re-start your computer.
     
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    Please click here to download and install version 2.0.2 of the HijackThis Installer.

    Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile.

    The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

    Do not fix anything
     
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