I am a gamer.
I installed Max Payne 3 maybe two weeks ago, and with it came a ton of new software updates, I presume.
I'm not sure if I have too many .net frameworks, or what. But here we go.
Before, my task manager window would have less than 20 proccesses. Now, at start-up, it has an average of 42.
The only things that start with my computer are Skype, Malwarebytes, and wheelmouse for my gaming mouse.
I have all non-microsoft services disabled, as I do not require them (Except for my Nvidia display driver service).
I run ccleaner regularly, as well as advanced system care 5.
I honestly don't have to, as I have 8GB ram, and a quad core proccesor (Despite a clock of 1.8GHz).
I defrag when I can, and always uninstall programs I stop using. (Except for a few eye-candy games I know I will play when I get very bored)
The proccesses consist of svchosts and some of them are affiliated with .net framework.
I am looking to address what needs to be removed as is no longer useful to me, because I like to keep my process list low and know what is being ran.
AS far as viruses go, I have ran many tests in the past week and cleaned many things.
I've ran eset online scanner, mbam, combofix, and have personally deleted any suspicious registry keys. I have researched them before deleting.
I also regularly disable any windows services I know I won't utilize, so I know how many processes should be up and running.
My second problem is with my ethernet port, whenever I restart my computer, or the router, I do not have internet connection. I diagnose the problem, and it claims to have some kind of hardware or driver failure. However, when I take the ethernet cord out and very slowly put it in to where the green flash occurs (If I go any further, it will stop) I hold it there, and once it obtains the IP address I push it all the way in and it continues to work.
Is this a driver problem? It doesn't seem like a hardware problem, because once it obtains the IP address, it will work when it is fully inserted.
So yeah, to sum it up, I just want to minimize my process list, and figure out what the problem is with my Ethernet. (I've tried with multiple cables by the way).
I am ready to run tests if needed. Thank you. :]
Also, integrated ethernet:
Edited by ZlobIsFun, 18 June 2012 - 10:37 PM.