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Too Many Windows XP Processes Running


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#1 sbyrnesy

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:02 AM

Can someone please help me analyze the attached log file of my running processes? I used "HijackThis" in order to pull this list together. I have run msconfig to remove unnecessary items from my startup, have run Spybot S&D and do not seem to have any spyware, and have uninstalled all programs that I do not use. I still have over 60 processes running. Please help.

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EDIT: Removed HJT log, which is a malware tool. No evidence of a malware situation, IMO ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 12 December 2010 - 06:21 AM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:24 AM

Your title...indicates nothing that smacks of malware, IMO, so I have removed your HJT log.

HJT logs are used only in the malware forums, they are not typical tools used for troubleshooting system/user issues that have nothing to do with malware.

Can you provide more details/specifics concerning your situation?

System manufacturer and model?

What do you see as "the problem" and why?

A screenshot of processes listed under Task Manager?

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:24 AM

Well, 60 processes is a lot. I normally have about half that amount (XP Home SP2). You might take a look at www.blackviper.com for good information on what processes aren't needed.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 08:25 AM

Well...I'll just add a note that the number of processes running at any time...is totally dependent on the user and what programs/services he/she chooses to install and allow to run.

It's whatever you can live with, regarding such on your system. On my systems, I would doubt if the number of processes ever exceeds 35 or so. A quick tally reveals that I have 40 reflected right now, with 6 IE windows open.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:44 AM

I used the Hijack tool after advice from some other forums, but I guess it doesn't apply. I have attached a print screen of my processes. If anyone sees anything that looks unnecessary, please let me know.

Thanks for the responses.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:40 AM

That doesn't looka s horrible as it might, I would go to Systernal and download Autoruns if it really bothers you. Most of the ones are going to be in LogON or Internet

Then you can use the BC Startups File to decide which one you want to have start or not.

I know that ISUSPM.exe is sort of redundant. I usually turn it off.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 11:21 AM

Most of the items we normally consider "startups" will be on the Logon tab of Autoruns. I suggest sticking to that tab and not fooling with items on any of the other tabs of Autoruns.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:36 PM

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