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Stopping processes and services for better performance?


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#1 lobita

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 03:27 PM

All my cleanup programs tell me to stop unneeded or unused processes and services, but I don't know how to tell which ones I don't need
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 04:42 PM

That's just bad advice...what cleanup programs suggest such? Yhe better altnernative would to be uninstall these "cleanup programs" and use those resources for necessary tasks.

Fooling around with services...will yield minimal, marginal "performance gains" which won't even be noticeable.

If you want to disable something...I'd suggest indexing and system restore, with the proviso that you only disable SR if you do frequent, routine backups of the entire system.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 11:40 PM

Adding to Louis'...

All you may want to control are unnecessary startups.
Those will produce unnecessary processes and services.

You're approaching the subject through the back door.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:57 AM

Hi lobita -
About all I can add is delete older and unused programs from, Control Panel > Add / Remove or use the programs uninstaller if one exists -
Download ATF Cleaner to help remove downloaded temp files -
Next in Programs > Accessories > System tools > Disk Cleanup, I tick all except the bottom box , then click OK , this cleans up unneeded items -
Never believe what most downloaded programs tell you to do, they just want your money, and they screw up your system -
If any program says you have more than 4 or 6 items that need fixing (not 200) they are screwing with you -
(Sorry for the language but it is all 100% true) - Most cleanup items are built in , or we can help you find good ones -
Broni and Louis can advise on good and useless programs -

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:06 AM

Hi, I just want to thank the people who replied to my query about processes. I wasn't being rude, I just have a very hard tim getting (or staying) on the net. I have issues that can't be fixed by changing running process priorities. I was just hoping that would help. Anyways, I appreciate you taking the time to answer me.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:07 PM

Did you start new threads with the other problems your having, usually it's all linked together some how. I would almost bet you have some kind of infection if your having trouble staying on the internet. They would also explain your now slow computer, the clean up program you downloaded was likely infected. That would be my best guess anyway, without logs or more info there is no way to determine anything further.




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