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Stopping Unnecessary Processes


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#1 Vincident

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:50 AM

Hello All -

Concerning process that can be stopped to save RAM and processor...

I'd like to learn if stopping a process in MSCONFIG truly stops the process, and also, how one can link up a filename for a process with how it appears in SERVICES.MSC if that is possible.

Let's take igfxpers.exe for example. It's unnecessary and can be unchecked in MSCONFIG. But the BleepingComputer processes library shows that this file could be loaded from 4 different paces in the registry. Perhaps unchecking this file in MSCONFIG stops it from loading altogether.

But what I was curious to know is if there is a way to go into SERVICES.MSC and find this file or any other file in the services list to either see if it's running anyway even if unchecked, or if the uncheck does indeed take care of it.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:13 AM

You can go into the Task Manager, and under Processes, end any process that is listed there. I would suggest that you be sure that you know and understand any process that you are going to stop.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:15 AM

Hello.

Please take note that the msconfig startup tab is not related to services.msc. In the services tab, when the service is unchecked, it is disabled. You should not be using msconfig to do this. Rather, set the status to disabled using services.msc.

Let's take igfxpers.exe for example. It's unnecessary and can be unchecked in MSCONFIG. But the BleepingComputer processes library shows that this file could be loaded from 4 different paces in the registry. Perhaps unchecking this file in MSCONFIG stops it from loading altogether.

Msconfig shows where in the registry the file is being loaded from.

how one can link up a filename for a process with how it appears in SERVICES.MSC if that is possible.

You can Google the service name. Alternatively, you could query the registry name, search the registry for it, and then find the file name. Is there a particular reason you would need to know the file name for a service?

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 02:14 PM

Instead of MSCONFIG, download ans use Autoruns
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