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#1 shanepack


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Posted 29 November 2006 - 06:33 PM

hello all and thank you in advance for any help you render. it is greatly appreciated.

i just got a new computer. its a dell xps410. i would love to get rid of some of the pre-instaleld crap that comes on a dell, so any advice that way is great, but thats not really my problem.

i have an external hard drive, and apparently it is infected. i hooked it up to my computer to transfer some pictures and music, etc, to the new computer, and now i have a billion running processes. i recognize some of them from my previous computer, and i would love to get rid of the ones that i dont need. its a fast computer, but its already not running that fast. please help me!!

thanks so much


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#2 shanepack

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:32 PM

hey guys

i pulled up my task manager and here are some of the programs that are running that i cant get rid of with any spyware, anti-virus programs.

svchost (like 6 of them)

and a few more. any info on any of these files would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance!!

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:01 AM

all of those programs are used by windows to keep things running smoothly. they are system processes that are supposed to be there.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:34 AM

Hi shanepack. A good place to start your checking is File Database.
Definitely do not play with the ones you mentioned unless research shows they may be imposters.

Good luck

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