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Which processes can be safely "closed"?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jediliz, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. jediliz

    jediliz Thread Starter

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    I have the new computer game "THE SIMS 2". And I know that the company recommends disabling anti virus and I usually close my firewall, but what processes are safe to "end" so I can see if my game runs better? I did a search and someone had recommended "process viewer" for someone. So, I downloaded that and here's my list:


    aim.exe 2312 C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe AOL Instant Messenger 5.5.3598. Copyright © 1996-2004 America Online, Inc.

    alg.exe 500 C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe Application Layer Gateway Service 5.1.2600.1106. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    BCMSMMSG.exe 3292 C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe Modem Messaging Applet 3.5.25 08/27/2003 20:04:35. Copyright © Broadcom Corporation 1998-2000

    ccApp.exe 1452 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe Common Client User Session 2.1.0.610. Copyright (c) 2000-2003 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

    ccEvtMgr.exe 1604 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe Common Client Event Manager Service 2.1.0.610. Copyright (c) 2000-2003 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

    ccSetMgr.exe 1564 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe Common Client Settings Manager Service 2.1.0.610. Copyright (c) 2000-2003 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

    cisvc.exe 520 C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe Content Index service 5.1.2600.0. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    Crazy Browser.exe 1324 C:\Program Files\Crazy Browser\Crazy Browser.exe 1.0.5.0.

    csrss.exe 700 C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe Client Server Runtime Process 5.1.2600.0. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    CTsvcCDA.exe 532 C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
    Creative Service for CDROM Access 1.0.0.0. Copyright (c) Creative Technology Ltd., 1999. All rights reserved.

    DkService.exe 548 C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe DKSERVICE.EXE 8.0.459.0. © 1995-2003 Executive Software Int'l, Inc.

    EM_EXEC.EXE 3100 C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE Control Center 9.41.3. Copyright © Logitech Inc. 1987-2001.

    Explorer.EXE 3036 C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE Windows Explorer 6.00.2800.1221. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    GBPoll.exe 592 C:\Program Files\Roxio\GoBack\GBPoll.exe GoBack Autorun Menu 3.11.59. Copyright © 1997-2001 Roxio, Inc.

    lsass.exe 788 C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe LSA Shell (Export Version) 5.1.2600.1106. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    MskAgent.exe 2284 C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MskAgent.exe McAfee SpamKiller Agent Interface module 5, 0, 0, 0. Copyright © 1998-2003 Networks Associates Technology, Inc

    MSKSrvr.exe 648 C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKSrvr.exe McAfee SpamKiller Server 5.1. Copyright © 1998-2004, Networks Associates Technology, Inc.

    MsPMSPSv.exe 1092 C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe WMDM PMSP Service 7.00.00.1954. Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-2000

    navapsvc.exe 1888 C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\navapsvc.exe Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service 10.00.2. Norton AntiVirus 2004 for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Copyright (c) 2003 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

    NOPDB.EXE 328 C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE NOPDB 7.00.0.24. Copyright (c) 1997-2003 Symantec Corporation

    NPROTECT.EXE 1940 C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE Norton Protection Status 17.0.0.82. Copyright (c) 1997-2003 Symantec Corporation

    nvsvc32.exe 180 C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 61.77 6.14.10.6177. (C) NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.

    PrcView.exe 3612 C:\DOCUME~1\ELIZAB~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\PrcView.exe
    Process Viewer Application 3.7.3.1. Developed by Igor Nys, 1995-2003

    SAVScan.exe 164 C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\SAVScan.exe Symantec AntiVirus Scanner 9.2. Copyright (c) 2003 Symantec Corporation

    services.exe 776 C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe Services and Controller app 5.1.2600.0. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    sgbhp.exe 2584 C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe SG Browser Hijacking Protection 2.02.0001. Copyright (C) 2002-2003 Javacool Software LLC.

    sgmain.exe 224 C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe SpywareGuard 2.02.0001. Copyright (C) 2002-2003 Javacool Software LLC

    Smc.exe 1116 C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\Smc.exe Sygate Agent Firewall 5.5.00.2516. Copyright © 1999 - 2003 Sygate Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.

    smss.exe 620 C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe Windows NT Session Manager 5.1.2600.1106. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    snmp.exe 268 C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe SNMP Service 5.1.2600.1106. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    spoolsv.exe 1756 C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe Spooler SubSystem App 5.1.2600.0. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Support.exe 1868 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe Support 1, 0, 0, 1. Copyright © 2002

    svchost.exe 448 C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe Generic Host Process for Win32 Services 5.1.2600.0. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    svchost.exe 956 C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe Generic Host Process for Win32 Services 5.1.2600.0. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    svchost.exe 1036 C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe Generic Host Process for Win32 Services 5.1.2600.0. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    svchost.exe 1312 C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe Generic Host Process for Win32 Services 5.1.2600.0. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    svchost.exe 1332 C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe Generic Host Process for Win32 Services 5.1.2600.0. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    symlcsvc.exe 704 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe Symantec Core Component 1, 8, 48, 79. Copyright (C) 2003

    tgcmd.exe 2792 C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe Support.com Scheduler and Command Dispatcher 5,5,624,0. Copyright 1997-2069 Support.com


    wanmpsvc.exe 992 C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe Wan Miniport (ATW) Service 7, 0, 0, 2. Copyright © 2001 America Online, Inc.

    wuauclt.exe 3968 C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe Automatic Updates 5.4.3790.2182. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    WZCBDLS.exe 1156 C:\Program Files\WZCBDL Service\WZCBDLS.exe WZCBDLService Launcher 1, 0, 0, 20319. Copyright © 2002, D-Link Corporation

    cidaemon.exe 3644 C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe Indexing Service filter daemon 5.1.2600.0. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    cidaemon.exe 3704 C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe Indexing Service filter daemon 5.1.2600.0. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    winlogon.exe 732 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe Windows NT Logon Application 5.1.2600.1106. © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
     
  2. Deathblow

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    www.answersthatwork.com Has all or most of those listed. It'll tell you which ones you can close, which you can't, and which do what.
     
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