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Too many programs running in the background


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#1 Robert Harrington

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:46 AM

I'm new to this web site. I have too many programs running in the background in my computer. can someone please tell me which programs I can turn off without hurting my machine???

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#2 rowal5555

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:41 AM

Hi Robert. Welcome to BleepingComputer.  :thumbsup:

This is the intro section so you will not get many replies to a question here, in future try and find a more appropriate forum and I am sure you will be helped..

However, at the top of every page there is tab called Start Up List. You can check there whether or not a program is necessary.

A very easy way to handle your startups, is to use WinPatrol. This program will also give you lots of info about your computer and is very handy to have.

http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html

Browse around and enjoy.

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#3 garmanma

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:32 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Please take the time to browse the New User Orientation forum, to help familiarize yourself with how the board works.

Also, don't forget to check out the Tutorials.
There's a lot of very useful information, in there.
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#4 jgweed

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:09 AM

Consult the Start-up list, and if you have questions about which to remove, then post in the Forum for your version of Windows.
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