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Processes That I Want To Remove !

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#1 PJ94z


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Posted 17 October 2006 - 11:57 PM

my laptop seems to be running sluggish lately after installing a buncha crap and uninstalling it..



i got 3 instances of svchost.exe

can i remove these freakin processes?

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:24 AM

You don't remove processes you remove programs.

And you do it with either the programs own uninstaller if it has one, or the add/remove programs utility in your control panel.

Stay away from disabling processes because if you disable the wrong one/s you can completely hose your operating system beyond repair.

The first three you listed are obviously connected with AOL.

hidserv - hidserv.exe - Process Information

Process File: hidserv or hidserv.exe
Process Name: Microsoft Human Interface Device Audio Service
hidserv.exe provides support for USB multimedia devices with the Microsoft Windows operating system. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

xfr - xfr.exe - Process Information
Process File: xfr or xfr.exe
Process Name: Intel File Transfer

xfr.exe is a process associated with the Intel LANDesk Management Suite and is used for communicating between the core server and managed clients.
Author: Intel Corporation
Part Of: Intel LANDesk Management Suite

Svchost.exe is a Microsoft generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) if the file is located file in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder.
If it is located somewhere else it can be malware.

How did you determine that the processes you listed were ones you wanted to get rid of?

You can uninstall AOL if you wish, do not mess with the Intel process and I recommend you check your system for malware.

Run the following free scan from Microsoft using Internet Explorer only:

Windows One Care Free Scan

Go to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"

Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite a while, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.

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