Posted 29 September 2006 - 06:59 PM
No, that is not your problem. Matter of fact, I have the same processes running.
You can speed up the startup by blocking programs from loading at startup such as media programs, word programs, Adobe, IM's, etc.
You should have one firewall, one antivirus, and one or two antispyware programs. Some antimalware programs have a longer startup time than others.
Regularly clean your temporary files and defragment your harddrive at least once a month or whenever you have added a program.
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