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Hoglike .exe's at Startup

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#1 beaujay


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:44 AM

Task Manager (Win7) tells me that sidebar.exe, plugin-container.exe (Plugin Container for Firefox), and Akamai NetSession Client are using lots of CPU and I/O at startup, so much so that they are making my hard drive go ticky-tick for several minutes after startup :crazy:

What does each of these do, and can I trash them without undue harm? Several sources tell me I can happily get rid of Akamai NetSession Client, is this true?

Tasklist.org says this about sidebar.exe: "Recommendation: Definitely not required" (Is Tasklist.org still considered reliable?)

Edited by beaujay, 05 March 2012 - 10:47 AM.

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