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Background Processes and Window Processes


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#1 anielica

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:09 PM

I have 73 background processes and 80 windows processes running that I can see in my Task Manager and noticed that my computer is running slower than normal.  Would this have anything to do with it and how would I go about permanently fixing this issue?  Thank you for the help!



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:26 PM

What specifically is slow?



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:37 PM

Startup and opening programs



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:07 AM

You can download autoruns (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/autoruns/) and examine the apps loading with Windows. Uncheck anything you don't need or want starting with the system, save and reboot.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:20 PM

In Autoruns, would I be in the "Everything" tab?  If so, and I uncheck those things, can I still run them if I need them after the computer starts up?  For example, I have a ton of Dropbox programs checked.  If I uncheck them, will I still be able to access it if I need it?

 

How would I know if it is something I need for my computer to run properly?  If I uncheck something and my computer messes up, am I able to recheck it?


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

Start with the items in the LOGON tab. And yes, you can still run a program even if you uncheck it. All you are doing is preventing it from automatically loading with Windows.






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