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Want to learn which process does what and why?


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#1 Niks@future_cart

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:12 AM

hello friends!

I wanna learn about listed process in task manager.. that which are of use and which should get terminated temporarily unless not required. Actually my system takes unusual time for startup as compare to the day before yesterday. That is why, i did try to figure out problem by analysing processes running during work and after startup. I m attaching two images of task manager listing process of my system. One more thing i have installed 2 Internet speed booster software.

so please suggest me which one process may end which one let to keep working on.(among several SYSTEM labeled processes)

millions of thanks in advance.

Image displaying 46 processes during network access only


Image displaying 33 processes right after login into system

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#2 Joe C

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:39 PM

I'm sure there are third party programs out there that will do it for you...WinPatrol is one I know of. You can google the process yourself too. Here is an example of one I saw in the screen shot called VentC.exe
http://www.google.com/search?q=VentC.exe&a...lient=firefox-a

And look for a reliable link...even though it is a cheesy looking site
http://www.pcpitstop.com/libraries/process/i/ventc.exe.html
you might want to research other links to confirm what you find




Winpatrol is offered as a freebie but if you want the option for it to link to what's running they want you to pay for their software

Edited by Joe C, 13 April 2010 - 12:43 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:55 PM

You can always google or bing each process and see what the searches say.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:39 PM

May help:

How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/list-services-running-under-svchost.exe-process/

Process Explorer - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx

Task List Programs - AnswersThatWork's famous Database of Processes, Startups & Services - http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist_n.htm

TaskList.org - List of Windows Proccesses and Descriptions - http://www.tasklist.org/

Windows Process And Task List - http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/index.html

Windows Process Library - System Processes - http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...library/system/

Although all of the above are standard links I keep for reference...I find that simply using Google and looking at a couple of reliable websites...gives me the info that I want.

Louis




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