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#1 SubMariner

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:08 AM

A few years back when my friend put together my system he installed Anvir Task Manager, saying that it was superior to Windows Task Manager in telling me what was running, whether or not it was necessary in Start Up, etc. Well, today I thought about running it, then realized it needed to be updated.

Before updating it, I'm wondering if there is a better Task Manager to use. I already use AVG (avast was fighting with my Outlook 2007, so I had to delete it) Malwarebytes & Spybot, so I think I've got those fronts covered. So is Anvir Task Manager worthwhile, or is there another free task manager I should be looking at that will tell me in plain English whether or not what is running at start up needs to run, etc.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:00 PM

When you say taskmanager I think of the one built into windows. However then you say

or is there another free task manager I should be looking at that will tell me in plain English whether or not what is running at start up needs to run

so try this one for that.

StartUpLite speeds Windows' startup

No one likes waiting for their computer to start - it’s like watching paint dry (or golf). We at Malwarebytes know that you have places to go and websites to see so we created a lightweight and user-friendly way to speed up your start.

StartUpLite provides a safe, easy, and efficient way to eliminate unnecessary applications that start when you turn on your computer.

By disabling or removing unnecessary entries, StartUpLite can dramatically shorten your startup time with just a few clicks of the mouse. Stop waiting and start computing.


In my case it showed this, No Unnecessary startups found. Always a good Sign.

Good Luck
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:08 PM

I like either System Explorer or Process Explorer.

More options here > Best Free Process Viewer

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

I like and use WinPatrol.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:57 PM

The Reason I suggested the Malwarebytes StartUpLite is that the OP asked

is there another free task manager I should be looking at that will tell me in plain English whether or not what is running at start up needs to run


At least on my system here it seems to do that. In my case it showed this, No Unnecessary startups found

I've never used WinPatrol, is it good?

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:11 PM

My skills aren't what yours are, so it's very helpful for my system informational needs.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

When you say taskmanager I think of the one built into windows. However then you say

or is there another free task manager I should be looking at that will tell me in plain English whether or not what is running at start up needs to run

so try this one for that.

StartUpLite speeds Windows' startup

No one likes waiting for their computer to start - itís like watching paint dry (or golf). We at Malwarebytes know that you have places to go and websites to see so we created a lightweight and user-friendly way to speed up your start.

StartUpLite provides a safe, easy, and efficient way to eliminate unnecessary applications that start when you turn on your computer.

By disabling or removing unnecessary entries, StartUpLite can dramatically shorten your startup time with just a few clicks of the mouse. Stop waiting and start computing.


In my case it showed this, No Unnecessary startups found. Always a good Sign.

Good Luck
Roger


Just to bring everyone up to speed, I went with this option as it seemed to be the cleanest & easiest program.

Thanks for all the input!
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

Thank You for the Feedback
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