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Processes running, Why so many?

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:04 PM

When I open the task manager it shows 15 svchost.exe processes running. Is this normal it seems like alot, I've experienced alot of virus attacks lately and I'm trying to learn about all the stuff running on my laptop to try and better the performance of it. Also on the startup menu what is dsactivate?

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:14 PM

Right click and select "end process" for the selected program to terminate it.

Also, 15 svchost.exe processes is a bit on the high end, but not anything crazy. If you are suspecting that you might have a virus, I'd suggest that you run a scan with your antivirus, just in case.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:00 PM

what is dsactivate?

Starts Dell's remote support program.

For Startup: Autoruns
For Processes: Process Explorer
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