<<You had mentioned that I should uninstall Advanced Systemcare, is there another program that does the same thing that you would reccommend?>>
Well...I'd have to have some answers from you
a. Just what does this program do...that you think that it's of some value?
b. Once you define what positive value it has...then it's easy to consider replacements or removal.
c. If there is nothing that this program does...that is essential or an improvement of any sort...then I have to question installing it.
I consider this and all other "optimizers" nothing but "eye candy" for unsuspecting users who think that such programs really provide an essential service of some sort. My contention is that they don't...and I uninstall or never install such programs (unless I just want to prove that they are not worth the time/effort.)
Aside from the fact that I see no value, following is a policy statement.
Bleeping Computer DOES NOT
recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
- Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.
The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
- Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
- Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
- Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
- The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".
Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily
could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great
Iexplore.exe is the valid IE process. With one IE window open, there should be two instances of iexplore.exe reflected...with an increase of one instance for each window open in IE at the same time. If I have 5 IE windows open, Task Manager should reflect 6 instances of iexplore.exe. This is NOT to be confused with any instance of iexplorer.exe...which is malware.
I've previously provided a link explaining svchost.exe.
I don't know why Google would be reflected in Task Manager, unless you are using it or have the toolbar installed as an add-on. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/30348/what-are-wlidsvc.exe-and-wlidsvcm.exe-and-why-are-they-running/
Hope that helps