While I'm not familiar with a Process CleanUp program, maybe you could locate a link for us so that we can research it?
Services start for many different reasons. You can stop or start them in several different ways (by setting an option in a program, by modifying your startups, by using the services applet, or by editing the registry).
I've got 34 processes running on my system right now and could probably trim out a few more. But the number of processes is related (in part) to how much RAM you have. For example, I can afford to have some extra processes running since I've got 2 gB of RAM.
But, that's not the only reason for a slowdown or system problems. In my experience here's the most common reasons for this (in order of occurrence):
1) Malware - either viruses or spyware
2) Maintenance - Disk Cleanup, Disk Defragmentation, etc
3) Resource problems (not just RAM, but other system issues also)
I'd suggest that you have a look at this Slow Computer Troubleshooting guide by jgweed: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...l=slow+computer
If you still want to remove services and hit a stumbling block when doing it - just post back with the relevant information and we'll help you out with it.
Finally, there are several svchost.exe programs running on your system. svchost comes in 2 "flavors" - the good and the bad. The bad is one that isn't located in proper places on your system. And, while the good one is in the proper places on your system, it can still consume resources unneccesarily. FWIW - svchost.exe acts as a base for running several services at one time, so all the running services may not be visible in Task Manager.
In XPPro you can see this by typeing "tasklist /svc" in a command prompt window. In XPHome you'll have to download the free Process Explorer from http://www.sysinternals.com/
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