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Safe to end process?


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#1 Frustripated

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:20 PM

I've Googled it, found dozens of references to it, but nothing concrete.

This process runs constantly and uses 90% of my cpu usage, everything's slowed down, stalling, not responding. I'm not computer illitereate, but nowhere near savvy either, forgive me if the terminology isn't 100% correct but I'll try to be as thorough as I can.

All I want to know is if I can safely "end process/end process tree" for -confsvr.exe- in the task mngr?
From what I've learned, this process isn't necessary, whatever it does can be done with " internet connection wizard"

I am still using dial-up.
When I select -confsvr.exe- from the processes list in the task mngr, I noticed in it's properties, in the "compatibility" tab, in the "compatibility mode" nothing is checked off, and Vista isn't among the options.

So should I end the process, and remove the program? Should I try to update, and get this compatible with Vista?
Should i try selecting the latest version of windows in the compatibility mode?

Or have I just demonstrated the "nowhere near savvy either" statement?
Please help, I've been online three hours with, crashes, stalls, restarts...I've gone crazy. :huh:

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:50 PM

Is this the program?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/c...r.exe-1818.html
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 09:06 PM

Yes, that's it.

" This program is not required to start automatically as you can run it when you need to. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. "

Does this mean it's safe to end the process? Or is "disabling' something different? Would it be best to do from the start menu?

It does seem straightforward, I just want to be sure I'm not assuming the different terms all refer to the same thing.

Thank you

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 09:43 PM

You can use a program such as this one:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx
To disable items at startup, safely
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