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#1 Boat Doctur

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:30 PM

When you have task manager open ,you see a section called services. name, pid,desc, status,group.
When can one find out what they all mean and how deadly they can be .
For eg: BDESVC  Bitlocker Stop Netsvcs
 
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 11:41 AM

What is your operating system? After you supply that information your post will be moved to the appropriate forum.

Please do not use this General Chat forum for computer support questions. If you are looking for support, please post your question in the appropriate forum.

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 11:56 AM

Win 7 
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:46 PM

Queen-Evie, isn't Bitlocker, if active, a folder/file encriptor? Meaning, be careful what is being encripted, 'cause such could lead to [albeit not often] updates snafus?

Edited by RolandJS, 16 January 2015 - 12:55 PM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:49 PM

RolandJS, I don't know anything about that.

Someone with more knowledge than I have will have to answer your question.

Boat Doctur: what makes you think that anything listed there is "deadly"?

Edited by Queen-Evie, 16 January 2015 - 12:59 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:58 PM

BitLocker is a full drive encryption feature available in Windows 7 Pro and better. [from a Google source]. I answered my own question.

From BleepingComputer.com's knowledge base:
This is a valid program that is required to run at startup.
This program is required to run on startup in order to benefit from its functionality or so that the program will work. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

In short, if encription's being done on the fly, Bitlocker must be automatic/always on.
If no encription's ever being done, BitLocker can be turned off.

Edited by RolandJS, 16 January 2015 - 01:03 PM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:27 PM

I`m just curious as to what they all mean, don't know whats lurking in there that could become a issue.have like 50 if them



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 05:44 PM

Well...are you having system problems?

 

If not...leave well enough alone.

 

It really doesn't matter what is going on with any system...until a problem occurs impacting system performance, IMO.  There's no point in counting the nuts and bolts used when constructing a gigantic steel structure, as long as the structure is stable, reliable, and remains standing.

 

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 06:40 PM

Here is a full list of services, links to explanations and default settings.

 

http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-7-service-pack-1-service-configurations/

 

Be careful messing with this stuff, definitely create a restore point beforehand if you do choose to do so.



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:34 PM

That list posted by TsVk!...reflect only system services.

 

There can be many other services running in any version of Windows...initiated by programs which the user has installed, knowingly or unknowingly.

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:23 PM

Thanks for the replies, just  wanted to know what they meant, still researching some of them.

Just like doing a preflight check of the plane, everything properly in its place.


Edited by Boat Doctur, 17 January 2015 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:24 PM

When can one find out what they all mean and how deadly they can be .
For eg: BDESVC  Bitlocker Stop Netsvcs


Open up Task Manager, click Services tab.

At the bottom click Services.

After Services has loaded find the entry you are wanting to know about.

Click the entry. On the left will be a description of it, which you may not understand if it contains technical jargon.

Or you could google a service.

Most likely what is listed is not "deadly".
There is no need to panic and assume something is not good because you don't know what it is.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 17 January 2015 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:31 PM

This is a good place to find information on non-Microsoft and Microsoft services. Works very well in conjunction with HijackThis.



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:27 PM

is a good place to find information on non-Microsoft and Microsoft services. Works very well in conjunction with HijackThis.


Concerning HijackThis (bold mine)
 

HijackThis is a program that can be used to quickly spot home page hijackers and startup programs that you do not want to start automatically. This program is a not anti-virus program, but rather a enumerator that lists programs that are starting up automatically on your computer as well as other configuration information that is commonly hijacked. Since there is no filter on what it reports, you should research each entry before you remove anything using this tool.

You should only use HijackThis if you have advanced computer knowledge or if you are under the direction of someone who does. Improper usage of this program can cause problems with how your computer operates.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/hijackthis/


Edited by Queen-Evie, 17 January 2015 - 04:27 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 05:13 PM

Thank you


Edited by Phantom010, 17 January 2015 - 05:33 PM.


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