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How Do I Find Out What All The Processes Are That Are Shown On The Task Master


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#1 shpyduck

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 11:39 AM

Hey Guys: I am constantly finding new processes showing up in the Task Master, how do you find out what each of these things are and what they are doing. I don't want to delete any important tasks but need to make sure nothing is running that should not be running. Do you have any ideas? Jb

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:30 PM

You are smart being very careful about what you delete.
BC provides a detailed list of processes and whether they are mandatory, optional, or should be deleted in the tab above this page called "Startup List." I suggest that you download the free Startup Inspector which will provide additional and helpful information about each instance, and allow you to manage startup applications better than with the Windows utiltity:

http://www.windowsstartup.com/startupinspector.php

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:19 PM

At the top of this page is a bunch of tabs - one of them is labeled "Startup List" - click on it to see the BC database of startups (here's a link too: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/ )

PS - Google is your friend - but not a very bright friend :thumbsup: You've gotta take the results with a grain of salt - otherwise you'll end up deleting stuff you shouldn't - and keeping stuff that you should have deleted. Any questions, just post back here and we'll give you some suggestions.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:19 PM

I think that Sysinternals free Process Explorer is very helpful with all this. It is what Taskmanager wants to be when it grows up. Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ssExplorer.mspx
(Download link at bottom of page)

For information about the various processes, here are some good places to check:
http://www.ppedia.com/
http://www.fileresearchcenter.com/
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
http://www.kephyr.com/filedb/index.php
http://www.what-process.com/lists.aspx
http://exelib.com/
http://www.processlibrary.com/
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:49 AM

since your having a poke around that general area...

give "autoruns" a quick squiz - www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Utilities/AutoRuns.mspx

checks startup items etc.
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