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What good is Windows Task Manager anyway


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#1 heckajim

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:28 PM

I have moderate, trial and error computer knowledge. Well, my Windows Task manager is chock full of processes, such as four svchost.exe processes. Well how do I find out why they are opening in the first place? They must be related to a program, and I'd like to know which in order to determine its usefulness, or harm, and whether and how to end it from initiating at startup. I would think that Windows knows, for example to actuate its End Process Tree command accessable through Task Manager. Does anyone know how to relate those processes to a particular program or file location?

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:37 PM

This tutorial might be of some help:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/list-services-running-under-svchost.exe-process/
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw




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