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Why does having many idle applications cause my system to be sluggish?


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#1 richierein

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:37 PM

My system has become quite sluggish. I have many applications on it which I rarely use but I still need them on occasion. I moved my default profile to an external drive leaving my C: drive with nothing but the operating system yet there are still times when my computer is running at 100% CPU. How can these non-operating applications affect my system performance? I notice from the task manager that some of them are running. How can I find out which processes to remove when I don't recognize them by name? There are many which claim to be associated with Microsoft and Intel. Can I disable everything from starting with MSCONFIG? Are there others which initialize that are not contained in either MSCONFIG or the task scheduler?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:52 AM

Try this http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/startuplite/

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:04 PM

I ran this program, MSCONFIG and the task scheduler are identical as before. What did this program do?




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