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Too many background processes


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#1 markinmontana

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:04 AM

Hi Folks
I have around 40 processes running in task manager.
How do I know which ones I really need?

I recognize a few that I turn off while using the computer, but they come back after I restart the computer.
How do I prevent them from turning back on at reboot?

Thanks for you time.


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#2 666philb

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:31 AM

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

also post a screenshot of what's running in task manager.

Edited by 666philb, 30 December 2010 - 09:33 AM.


#3 hamluis

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:18 PM

I would not use WinPatrol.

To find out what processes are running, you just look at Task Manager.

You can use the Process Explorer tool...to get more info on any process reflected in Task Manager.

Process Explorer Mini-guide and Screenshots - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic354690.html

Process Explorer Tutorial - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic353933.html#entry1975652

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

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