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Task Manager - *Too many running processes* :(

Question: Task Manager - *Too many running processes* :(

I look into my task manager and i'm astonished to constantly find more and more processes popping out of nowhere. Is there a program that can help me scan and select all those i dont want? I'm wiery about which ones to delete and which ones not to. Ad-Aware SE shows 2182 process modules on a smart scan.

Thanks for any help that can be offered.

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I just wondered how many instances svchost.exe is normal to be running in task manager. I have so many processes running it seems to be eating up all of my memory.

It is listed like 10 times when i bring task manager up.

Any info or advice would be appreciated.

Answer:What processes should be running in task manager

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(OS Vista 32)

I checked my task manager and noticed that under the performance tab, it listed that I had 51 processes running. I hit the processes tab/show processes for all users and noticed there is a button there that says end process. I have not done anything yet because I don't want to terminate something that's critical, but that button if I were to press it, does it terminate the process just until a reboot is performed, or will that process stay killed, and if that's the case, how do I get the process to restart again?

Are 51 processes too many and could these processes be eating up my memory because I run slow sometimes yet I have 4g of ram?


Answer:51 processes running under task manager too many?

Thats normal. I'm on Win7 and have 63 at the moment

What you need to check is start, run, type msconfig, press enter, go to the Startup tab and click disable all, then recheck your antivirus or any other program that you really need to startup, then click ok and reboot. Even with 4GB of ram you should be fine but 4GB or not, there is no reason to have them there.

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Forgive me for what all you knowledgable people will probably think is a dumb question. But when I'm not doing anything on my computer but opening my browser and have just booted up, do I really Need all these 35 Running Processes shown in my Task Manager? (I'm using XP Home)

And why are there numerous duplicates of the same things with different "numeric values", please?

Can I eliminate any of those and speed up my system in general? (my boyfriend added 512Meg of RAM to the existing 256Meg, which helps...but would also please like to know about this)

If I can eliminate them from running/starting in the background when booting up, just how do I do that, please?

Thank you

Answer:Do I really need all these Running Processes in Task Manager?

The two screen shots you showed have CPU usage at 6% and 10%, so those processes at that time aren't slowing you. But you are right that they can, and in particular starting unnecessary processes can increase your boot time.

First look in the Startup folder (Start - All Programs - Startup). If there is anything there that you don't want running all the time, just delete it (they are just shortcuts in there) from the folder. For example, one of mine is Microsoft Office; it initializes Word, Excel, etc. so that they launch quicker. I use Excel all the time so I keep it there; if I seldom used Office, I would delete it from Startup and save the boot time.

Second, Start - Run - msconfig - OK. Look at the Startup tab. Anything you don't want running, just remove the checkmark and remember to hit Apply before getting out. Be careful, and don't remove too many at a time, because you can make your system unstable or worse. I seldom remove anything until I've figured out what it is related to.

As an example, two that I have removed the check marks from are iTunesHelper and qttask because I only use iTunes and Quick Time once a week if that often, so no sense in having them there all the time.

The first time you boot after removing any of these you will get a scary looking message reminding you that you changed your system. Just tell it you don't want to see the message again, and forget it.

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My laptop has been running extremely slow lately and when I open the task manager it says the computer is using 100%. When I look at the processes running these are what it shows:

Image Name Username
iexplore.exe mainuser
taskmgr.exe mainuser
iexplore.exe mainuser
iexplore.exe mainuser
Dot1xcfg.exe mainuser
is360.exe system
SSScheduler.exe mainuser
GoogletoolbarNOT.exe mainuser
ctfmon.exe mainuser
Divxupdate.exe mainuser
AvastUI.exe mainuser
is360tray.exe mainuser
jusched.exe mainuser
Groovemonitor.exe mainuser
iFrmewrk.exe mainuser
zcfgsvc.exe mainuser
igfxpers.exe mainuser
hkcmd.exe mainuser
explorer.exe mainuser
alg.exe local service
Avastsvc.exe system
svchost.exe local service
svchost.exe network service
yahooAUservice.exe system
WLKeeper.exe system
S24EvMon.exe system
EvtEng.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe network service
svchost.exe system
lsass.exe system
services.exe system
winlogon.exe system
regSrvc.exe system
csrss.exe system
smss.exe system
Googleupdate.exe system
is360srv.exe system
svchost.exe local system
scardsvr.exe local system
spoolsv.exe system
system.exe system
systemidleprocess.exe system

Can anyone tell me if I need all these processes running and if not how to get them off my computer. Thank you so very much for any and all help.

Answer:Processes Running in Task Manager Help!!

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As the title says I have over 120 processes running on task manager. And the number grows over time. I used to normally run 28 and now im just worried. Could it be a virus? The names of the processes that weren't there before don't show results when i look them up on the Process Library or google. I'll list a few of them: oxguof.exe, oxvend.exe, toqmm.exe, winhpxf.exe. Most of them start with win as the first three letters of they're name
And my user profile is the one running all these processes, when i log into another user profile on my windows XP OS i don't see it running so many processes. Could deleting my user profile and creating a new one solve the problem? Im already downloading an anti-Virus to scan my system (avast)

Well I hope I make it out of this in one piece

Answer:I have 120+ processes running on Task Manager

Sounds like a virus/malware:
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task manager, what processes should be running.As soon as I start the pc up the following are running, what are they ?vsmon.exe, zlclient.exe, svchost.exe, iexplore.exe, ccApp.exe and there are more, these seem to be the largest mem users.

Answer:task manager, what processes should be running

will vary from computer to computer.In your case the items you list are:-vsmon.exe, zlclient.exe - These are associated with Zone Alarm's firewall.ccApp.exe - Norton anti-virus's auto checker and email checkersvchost.exe - is an essential operating system program, and should not be terminated. iexplore.exe - this one is fairly obvious, it's Internet Explorer.

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Hi I was wondering if someone could help me out and tell me which processes should be running and which shouldnt in my task manager, there are over 100 processes and I know that is way too much, so which should I end and which should I leave?
Im attaching two pics of print screen of my task manager, please HELLLLP

Answer:Task Manager over 100 processes running....

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Hi, I've recently looked at how may processes i have running on my VAIO and it's almost always 85, is this a large amount or the norm?I've got a 2ghz Duo Core and i also tested the CPU speed and it came out as 956mhz, this doesn't sound right to me. Has ayone ay advice o how to bring it back upto speed?Any advice would be much appreciated,Matt

Answer:Number of Processes running in Task Manager

I have 31 in mine.

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Computer is running slow when I get online and I have several dll files runnings with above name.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521
Run by Billie Readell at 17:01:22 on 2014-03-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4056.2715 [GMT -5:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {C37D8F93-0602-E43C-40AA-47DAD597F308}
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {781C6E77-2038-EBB2-7A1A-7CA8AE10B9B5}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: IObit Malware Fighter *Disabled/Outdated* {A751AC20-3B48-5237-898A-78C4436BB78D}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
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Answer:Several dllhost.exe *32 processes running in task manager

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I'm having a few problems with my computer, I'm running windows 8.1. 
It has slowed down significantly and it won't operate programs normally anymore, at the moment I've got two other programs open (word and pdf reader) on the tool bar but I can't open anything other than chrome, also the processes don't appear to be running in the task manager.
I also can't open the sidebar or app menu when I click on the windows icon in the bottom left corner.
I've been having a few problems with files not transferring or copying when I cut and paste or drag and drop so I ran a few programs, Adw cleaner, R kill and Junkware removal tool from this website but the computer seems worse now so I have no idea what to do.
Thanks in advance for any advice you have,

Answer:Processes on toolbar but not running in task manager

Did AdwCleaner and JRT remove anything?
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Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
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Hi all,

Help a noob out and explain why I would have 9 svchost.exe running simultaneously. I don't have any system performances issues per say... just wondering why this is and if it has any detrimental effects to performance.

Thanks in advance for any input!

-edit- I'm running XP btw.

Answer:Duplicate processes running in task manager...

As long as its svchost.exe and running in the system32 directory, then you're ok. It uses it to update and connect outward, I believe.

A description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP Professional Edition

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Had major trojans, spyware, etc. Ran Malawarebytes removed all beautifully except when I rebooted, I have nothing on my desktop except the wallpaper. When I right click on desktop, nothing. Can access Task Manager and get to files that way but no way to activate desktop. What has happened here? Also, nothing on desktop when I go into SafeMode. Thank you

Answer:EXPLORER.EXE not running in task manager processes

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I booted up my computer this morning and found PC Tools Registry Mechanic installed. I didn't install anything, and I immediately searched the net about it. Turns out it was a legit program. I uninstalled it and continued on as usual. Then I got an idea to search the Task Manager. I found two processes, SSDMonitor and Facebook Install. I killed them without much hesistation. I didn't install anything of those. Funny thing is, Avira didn't say a word. My question is: is this just ordinary junk or is there something malicious to it? Oh, by the way, I CAN access the Avira Website, I know some viruses block it.

Answer:Suspicious processes running in Task Manager.

Did some research. SSDMonitor is junk file left behind by Registry Mechanic.

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So sometimes my computer will be going really slowly so Ill just press the ctr+alt+delete, find whats slowing me down at the moment and stop the process! But after discovering that the things slowing me down are processes crucial to making my computer run in the first place(vsmon.exe, svchost.exe) I ran across a problem.... Is there anyway I can maybe make these processes take up less memory usage? Sometimes they take up like 12,000 at a time and if this isnt normal I was wondering If maybe theres something wrong with my computer.

Answer:Processes Running Under Windows Task Manager

How much Ram do you have installed?Have you read this topic:Slow Computer?, Use this troubleshooting checklist

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I checked my task manager to see if there were any extra processes running that I didn't recognize. I noticed that I have three Rundll32.exe processes running. I had browsed a little, and found that this is one possible way Malware is used to hide itself on your computer. Can you help me figure out which one is the correct one?


DDS (Ver_10-11-27.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Jake at 21:16:43.85 on Mon 11/29/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3999.2850 [GMT -8:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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Answer:Extra Processes Running Under Task Manager

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I have tons of processes currently running in my task manager, some are duplicates or more. How do I make a copy of everything that is currently running?

Answer:How do I copy my running processes in task manager

Find, download and run Sysinternals' ProcessExplorer. It is an enhanced version of TaskManager.

From ProcessExplorer, one can via the Menu select File/Save to a txt file.

I have two csrss entries and ten svchost entries. They should be normal.

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I have multiple ie running in task manager which takeup a lot of memory, I can ave atleast 20 IE processes running at a time. It runs when Im not connected to the net, they run when I have one ie window open and some ad exoclick site keps trying to install itself onto m machine. Iv scanned with Mcafee's updated software and found nothing. I scanned with webroot spysweeper 4.0.3 and got a lot of cookies removed, a bit of adware and thats it. having searched on google im inclined to believe I have spam, malware or adware. One of the sites told me to delete all my *.tmp files, but im worried some might be necessary, and those in c:\windows\temp 2 could not be removed. Regardless, nothing has worked. I still get the trying to install and the millions of IEs. Is there a way can fix this once an for all. Webroot is not updated as my subscription has expired but it sent me this log:

Edit: removed and attached inline webroot log

Please help

Answer:Multiple Ie processes running in task manager

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

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Hi everyone,

This is my first time posting here and I'm having a bit of a problem. Maybe someone can help me with this. I hope I make some sense.

I'm running Windows NP 2000 Professional and have Norton AV 2003 and Freedom Firewall.

Despite all that, I did a Trend Micro Housecall scan and it detected and deleted a Sdbot worm which I believe is referred to as W32.Randex.E. I may be getting the two mixed up, not sure. My Norton picks off Sdbot viruses frequently and deletes them.

Yesterday, Winlogin.exe showed up in my Task Manager after I stupidly clicked on svchosts (it has an 'S' on the end so it's not the same as the regular svchost) and I just wanted to see what it was (duh....stupid move, I know).

I stopped the Winlogin.exe process and deleted Winlogin.exe so it doesn't appear anywear on my computer now. BTW, I know Winlogon (with an o) is a valid thing and am not deleted anything to do with that. My firewall has lots of activity on ports 137 and 4444 but it's all being blocked. When Winlogin showed up, IRC connected to the Internet and was not blocked. I had a problem with mIRC (chat) installing itself on my computer once before and I got a backdoor.flood virus which I had cleaned out by professionals. It seemed the mIRC program came back and installed itself again. I never use it.

I also have a process running called Winuoa.exe which attempts to connect to the Internet but I block it with my firewall. I terminate the process but ... Read more

Answer:Question re. processes running in Task Manager

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I have 32 on XP professional. It seems really high, but my idle memory useage is at about 170 megs (i have speedfan and cpuz running at all times). What about you guys?

Answer:how many processes do you guys have running in task manager?

Nakamori said:

I have 32 on XP professional. It seems really high, but my idle memory useage is at about 170 megs (i have speedfan and cpuz running at all times). What about you guys?Click to expand...

XP Home

Usually between 38-41


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I'm pretty sure I have a virus. My computer has been slowing down and now won't even play videos. I have Advanced System Care and it's not detecting anything. Every time I close Google Chrome it says "Whoa! Chrome crashed would you like to restart?". I have did a Trend Micro scan and it said I should ask someone who knows what their doing so... looking for some help. Here is a copy of the log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:29:57 AM, on 12/31/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17093)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
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Answer:60 Processes Running in Task Manager... Is that normal?

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i just installed windows 8 and updated to 8.1 and i have noticed this..(picture below) all my drivers are up to date including my chipset drivers. its also showing 2 icons of norton in the bottom is a picture

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Since a few months every week or two Google Chrome starts taking 100% CPU usage and I need to close and re open it and it will be ok for another 1-2 weeks.

In Task Manager it shows about 250 processes, but the list shows much less, what processes is it not showing? Is it the services on the other tab?

Even with Chrome closed it showed 170 processes (I probably keep around 80 tabs opened in Chrome), I was sure I had much less than that before when Chrome is closed.

How can I find out what these 170 processes are?

Also, why has Chrome started using 100% CPU usage after being opened for a while? It's either a bug in an update or because I have more tabs than before, or tabs/websites in particular that are using CPU usage.

Even when Chrome is using 100% CPU, no one tab is using 100%, it's many tabs all using a bit that add up to 100%, but some tabs are worst than others. Even now with Chrome freshly restarted I have 20-30% CPU usage which is still high.


Answer:Task Manager says 250 processes running but list shows less

Have you enabled viewing of all processes in Taskman, bottom left checkbox?

What PC hardware specs?

High CPU% from a browser isn't something I've seen, once a page/tab has loaded there should be close to 0% unless the page contains some active component like rotating ads, news ticker, etc.

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I have a 2 month old HP Pavilion with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

The past few weeks, the machine has started acting up - freezing, not sleeping, not waking when it has been sleeping, etc.

Coincident with these issues, I've recently noticed in Task Manager that a lot of processes are now running with a *32 after their name. I do not believe this was the case when I first started using the machine. But now, the overwhelming majority of processes have that *32 after them.

For example:
chrome.exe *32 (there are 8 instances of this process)
Dropbox.exe *32
SkyDrive.exe *32
AvastUI.exe *32
rundll32.exe *32
hpsysdrv.exe *32
HPTouchSmartSyncCalReminderApp.exe *32
hpwusched2.exe *32

I think this is especially suspicious because it's an HP computer running Windows (a Microsoft product). I'd think that at the very least, Skydrive (also a Microsoft product) and HP installed processes would know that this is a 64-bit machine and run as such.

Does anyone know what's going on and why these apps are running like this? Can it be fixed?

This was a rockin' fast and awesome machine when I got it 2 months ago and after just those 2 months, it's definitely not running the way it was.

Some additional details:
HP Pavilion p7-1226s
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Updates on auto - all have been installed.
Avast antivirus

On another note...a couple of days ago when the machine was especially bad (IE freezing every time I opened it) and ... Read more

Answer:Task Manager indicating processes running as 32-bit. Is this normal?

There is nothing wrong...with running 32-bit processes on a 64-bit machine.

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Hi there,

This is my first post. This looks a good forum, I hope I can help.

Or maybe somebody could help me with the task manager.

In Xp when I used the task manger it told me how much CPU is being used. this was very helpful because if one particular process was taking up to much power I ended task.

Yet in Vista x32, even when the cpu is going at full pelt, it only register a few % on the odd program. Something is running, but I do not know what. This has been an ongoing problem for years, and I have installed and reinstalled, and run ant viuses and malware and root kits. Yet when running fully loaded, it never shows what is running, even when showing all users.

My laptop is a Dell inspiron 1720.

I would be grateful if somebody could shed so light on this upgrade from Xp.

Many thanks


Answer:Task manager. Why does is show only a few processes running at low power?

Go to view in task manager and check the infomation that you want to see

For much better information, download process explorer from your search near start up button.

In task manger you have to check show all users, also.

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Hi There.  I am new to this forum, so I hope this is the correct place to post this question.  If not, I apologize.   I have had some recent "issues" with my laptop, some that will definitely belong in other forums on this site, but this is one I think belongs here and couldn't find any other information doing a "search".As the subject states, if I open up Windows Task Manager, and click on Processes; in the lower left hand corner, it seems to currently go from showing that 94 or 95 (actually, right now it has changed to 91 and I have done nothing different since starting this thread) processes are running while I only count 32 or 33 (it changes as I look at the screen) listed in the window that lists them all.  I do not really understand computers, and have to wonder if these 90+ processes are slowing things down, and would love to know what I can permanently turn off from automatically running to help boost performance.  I am going to "snip" a shot of the Task Manager window showing this so you can see what I mean.  Or at least I am going to try to since there is a button that says "Insert Image".    Now, it says 97 processes are running, just from selecting the "snipping" tool.  See, I really don't know what I am doing.And now I see that clicking the "insert image" button just puts img in brackets with the cursor blinking in between so I have no idea how ... Read more

Answer:Task Manager Shows 90-95 processes running, I count 32

All i can say is you can go bonkers staring at Task Manager and trying to figure out what's what...2 Things you can do...DLoad and install Process a much clearer pictuire of what's happening...And DLoad and install StartupCPL from Mike Lin...use it to get your startup items under control...NOTE: Do NOT disable anything if you do not know what it does...Best of Luck.

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This is on my HP Compaq 6715b business laptop running Vista Business 64 bit. I've gone through add/remove programs and uninstalled what I didn't want or didn't recognize. But task manager shows a couple of processes that I'm not sure  about. I need help identifying what software uses these processes.#1 IfxUAGUI.exe / description = no descritionSeems like I recognize the name Infineon Technologies , but I can't find exactly which process it is related to it?#2 PSDrt.exe *32 / description = PSD Runtime ApplicationAccording to goggle this is also Infineon Technologies [regaining space - attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Trying to identify processes running according to task manager. What software?

QuoteSome malware camouflage themselves as IfxUAGUI.exe, particularly if they are located in c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder.Courtesy Eset...find out where it's located...

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Dear Team,

My system is running very slow from past week, it is showing multiple chrome.exe *32 processes and other processes too , check the attachment for all the processes running. System is too slow and the virus is not allowing me to copy files , even in the safe mode. My antivirus is up to date but still it is not recognizing this virus.

Answer:*32 processes running in task manager, system too slow


They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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I noticed recently when browsing through my system's task manager that multiple instances of iexplore.exe are running - even when I have not opened any internet explorer windows. Every 5-10 minutes, a new iexplore.exe instance appears in the task manager. Even if I end the process, more and more will show up - ad infinitum until my laptop overheats and goes to auto shutdown. I have run virus scans (norton antivirus), adware scans (adaware & spybot) and malware scans (a-squared) and have removed any threats that are detected, but the problem still remains. I hope someone is able to diagnose and fix the problem. Thanks in advance. I really appreciate your time and support. Here is my HijackThis Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:03:43 AM, on 6/19/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SmcGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
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Answer:Multiple Iexplore.exe Processes Running In Task Manager

Hello dadrivrWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================If you are still in need of assistance please post a new Hijackthis log.

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I noticed recently when browsing through my system's task manager that multiple instances of iexplore.exe are running - even when I have not opened any internet explorer windows. Every 5-10 minutes, a new iexplore.exe instance appears in the task manager. Even if I end the process, more and more will show up - ad infinitum until my laptop overheats and auto shutsdown. I originally posted this in the hijackthis log forum section, but they determined that it was a hardware issue rather than a malware issue (, so they redirected me to this forum section. I hope someone is able to diagnose and fix the problem. Thanks in advance. I really appreciate your time and support.

Answer:Multiple Iexplore.exe Processes Running In Task Manager

shut down or delete IE and try firefox,,, see if this works.

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hiya, I have absolutely no idea when it comes to computers, I can turn it on and do what I need to do but that's about it lol.
my computer is being really slow lately, I started the task manager to see what was running and there are 84 processes running, I don't know what any of these are or if I need them all.
have tried google-ing but to be honest it's very confusing. any help would be appreciated thanks

Answer:computer slow 84 processes running in task manager

Hi, check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
Download Security Check by screen317 from

Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the install icon.
If using Vista - Win 7 - right click the install icon and select "Run as Administrator"
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

The saved log will be called checkup.txt.

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My laptop was running slow so i thought id be clever and shut down/stop all processes/services via task manager thinking ive got too much running. When i click on services the status says they've all stopped. Obviously nothings working. How do i fix this? I only want services running that need to run. The first one for example is samss. When i right click it, it gives me the ption to start service but it says the operation could not be completed. Access denied. Im not sure if it would be easier to restore my laptop to factory settings Help!! Edited. . When i try to go on the internet it says. Windows network diagnostics. Start windows wireless, plug a cable into the network adapter. . Or restart the DHCP client service. Like i said i stopped everything! Fool!! Thanks in advance

Answer:Ive shut down all processes/services via task manager. how do i get them back running

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Can someone please tell explain what these weird alpha numeric names are in my Task Manager?

Please see the attached image.

I don't think I should have these running in the background and I don't know where they are coming from. Is there some way to permanently get rid of these things?

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I run XP SP3 32-bit version 2002- My task manager shows two explorer.exe tasks, right from the time I start up my laptop; it's doing this all the time;- One task shows a fairly-constant memory usage of 42,000KB, using CPUs 01 and 02;- The other task's memory usage fluctuates up and down between 80,000KB and 190,000KB, using a multiplicity of CPUs from low (02) to mid (49, 52, etc.) double-digits;- Is this normal? If not, what can be done to solve this?- If it's of any help, I ran a HijackThis scan and I have a .log file available with the results, which I I'll go ahead and copy & paste below. I don't dare erase anything without guidance.Thank you!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 2:40:42 pm, on 2011-Jan-15Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17093)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Archivos de programa\BitDefender\BitDefender 2011\vsserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Archivos de programa\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Archivos de programa�... Read more

Answer:Task Manager constantly shows two (2) explorer.exe processes running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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I'm not sure if this is a virus or if my computer is really just having some serious problems.

I am using a Compaq Presario v6000 running Windows XP Pro, sp3. I have recently (as in, in the last three months) done a complete reinstall of Windows ... these problems started within the past week.

I noticed the first time when I had had my computer on for some time ... maybe a few days in a row. This never used to happen before and now it happens even when my computer is on for less than 24 hours. I'm including hibernation time as "on" time; I often put my computer into hibernation when I am away from it. so I can keep what I am working on open to resume when I return to the computer. I clicked on my Chrome icon on the desktop to open the browser. Nothing happened; I have some mouse troubles so I thought I didn't click it. I ended up clicking on the icon half a dozen times, and the program itself never opened. I opened the task manager to see if it had opened a process -- and there were six of them. I tried terminating one of the running chrome.exe's but nothing happened. They stayed. I rebooted my computer and was told that Windows had recovered from a serious error, although googling the results of the EventLog dump didn't find me anything useful. I figured it was a one time issue. Now this morning I opened TweetDeck, which I had just been running last night, and my word processor RoughDraft, which I had also recently been running, and now b... Read more

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Two days ago, I was reading a forum I go on quite often, so what happened was I was on this forum reading varies different threads, I had opened up. So as I did this, they were taking time to load, so I went away and came back. When I got back, my computer seemed to have restarted, and I was prompted to log in. So as soon as I logged in, there was an alert from 'Windows Security Essentials Alert' so I quickly did a search and found that this was a fake alert/Trojan etc etc. I then found a guide on google I followed which removed this 'fake' Trojan, however after this, I went into my Task Manager to see what was running and I found 2 processors running which I haven't seen before, a quick search I found that it was either spyware or virus related. I then scanned my computer using spyware doctor, AVG anti-virus, RegDefense, CCleaner but none seemed to have removed this. I have followed the guide I was linked to by 'amateur' and here are the following.

P.S. I have a copy of the OS disc which came with the computer when I bought it few years back, however I have tried running the disc but when I tried to boot from the CD after changing the boot sequence from BIOS etc, I got an error saying disc error.

DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jack at 0:58:13.18 on 21/11/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.446.53 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Internet Security *On-access scan... Read more

Answer:unknown mshta.exe and FGuard.exe running in task manager processes?


Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:
Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it shall produce a log... Read more

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Here is a copy of my HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:14:00, on 10/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\btbb_wcm\McciTrayApp.exe
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Answer:PC Running Very slow (lots of unusual processes in task manager too)

Hello sj89m,

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


Download AVG Anti-Spyware from HERE
This is a 30 day trial of the programInstall AVG Anti-Spyware
Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch AVG Anti-Spyware
You will need to update AVG Anti-Spyware to the latest definition files.On the top of the main screen click Shield
Click the word active to change it to inactive
On the top of the main screen click Update.
Then click on Start Update. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

When you have finished updating, EXIT AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.


Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. (Not Recommended for XP64).


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Hi there,
I am rather frustrated ...
I have been using my computer without any spyware/AV for the last 1 year now ...
Never been affected yet ...
But now, I have been facing this rather strange problem.

At first, it was the typical "Task manager has been disabled by your administrator: problem, which I solved by using some script that came up on googling my problem. But still, when I try to open the task manager, it opens very very slowly and is there for viewing for about 2-3 seconds after which it gets closed. Same is the problem with regedit too. Also, my system is running very slow. In the brief time that task manager would let me look at it, I saw atleast 7-8 notepad.exe processes running.

PLEASE HELP ME OUT. I do not want to lose my data (as most of it is in C: itself).

P.S. - I am not able to download Hijackthis from any site. Can this be the malware/TH/Virus acting up? Please do not redirect me to some other page for the solution as, believe me, I have gone through at least 10 sites where they had "similar" problems.

Answer:Task Manager was disabled, now running but lots of notepad.exe processes

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Hey, Gang.

I'm new here.

I have an HP Media Center m7250n Desktop/PC, and it's been running slow for months. Below is my HijackThis Log. Any help would be appreciated:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:22:06 PM, on 8/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\PC Tools AntiVirus\PCTAVSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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I found the process, Browser.exe*32 running this morning and boggin down my computer. The author of the program is listed as google chrome but I don't have that installed on any computer here and can't figure out how to stop it. All of the searches I ran on that process state it is a malware virus and can be removed with a little bit of help. If anyone is familiar and could walk me through the process I would greatly appreciate it!!  Thanks,JohnEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

Answer:Multiple Browser.exe*32 processes running in task manager slowing down computer!

Please run the following scans.  Please download AdwCleaner and install it. When AdwCleaner opens you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Scan to start the scan. Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.   Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.   You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK. When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic.  Please run the ESET OnlineScanThis scan takes quite a long time to run, so be prepared to have the time to allow this to run till it is completed.***Please note. If you run this scan using Internet Explorer you won't need to download the Eset Smartinstaller.***Click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.The ESET Online Scanner page will open, click on Yes, I agree to the trems of use, then click on Start, the scan will now begine.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the ic... Read more

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Hi Folks!

I have a few niggley concerns regarding the running of my PC, this website looked like it has offered some sound advice to others so I thought I'd see if you kind people could do the same for me...

A few weeks ago my PC went crazy, stopped responding, task bar disappeared, couldn't get on internet... I thought I'd had a virus, but somehow I wasn't 100% convinced of this. I basically managed to get it working again by sticking in the XP disk and repairing the installation of XP. This took many goes though... and I had my suspicions about Internet Explorer 8(?), Virus scans did not pick anything up either, anyway...

Since then, internet has seemed hit and miss in terms of speed, would not go at all this morn prior to a reboot, and there are many duplicate processes in the task manager, which is something I've never noticed before.

Is there anything I can do to check my system out?

Cheers for any help and advice!


Answer:Multiple processes running in task manager - internet acting strangely

The freeware programs Process Explorer and Autoruns go even deeper in showing you what processes are running. Pay attention to non-Microsoft processes, although not all non-Microsoft processes are malware. Research the processes online.
What anti-virus cleaner did you run a full scan with? Is it current?

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Hello -
A customer of mine brought their personal laptop to me to look into why large amounts of data are being used up on their Verizon Hotspot.  This is a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop.  I ran multiple virus scans including ComboFix and Malwarebytes that returned zero results.  I then noticed in Task Manager that there were multiple processes running that belonged to Google Chrome.  I then verified that Chrome is not even installed.  I found the running .exe file in the \userprofile\appdata\locallow\Google directory.  Rebooted into 'Safe Mode' and then removed the folder and then scanned the registry for the same .exe name and removed them as well.  I then restarted the pc and the files reappeared, this time in the Adobe directory rather than Google.  I repeated the steps above with the same results.  Would you please help me with removing this virus?  Thank you.

Answer:Fake Google Chrome Running Multiple Processes in Task Manager

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy a... Read more

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I have a Dell Laptop- the Inspiron 8000, and I run Windows 2000 Professional. I have had this computer for about 3 years, and recently, it has slowed down tremendously in terms of performance. As of last week, I thoroughly cleaned it out and don't have any viruses or spyware (I ran the online 'housecall' virusscan, got the latest adware software from ad-aware, and I posted a hijack this log in another part of this site and cleaned off a really nasty bug).

I only found the virus (AGOBOT.IL) by going through my Windows Task Manager's 'Processes' tab, and just did a search on google to see if I could find any relevant information about each one, and to see if it was essential, or if it was a background process that I didn't need/want running.

Now, with my computer having slowed down again, I am wondering if there is anything I overlooked before. I am including the list of processes in my Task Manager, in hopes that we can identify anything that isn't supposed to be there. A question that I have, for instance, is Why are there 4 versions of 'svchost.exe' running? Each takes up between 3,000K and 10,000K of each doing something unique, or are any of them unnecessary?

Here is the list of processes, alphabetically (and if I know what a process is- if it is something that I know I want- I will explain):

AIRPLUS.exe (wireless internet card)
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The problem I am experiencing appears to occur when I connect my DSL modem (without going onto the Internet). I opened Windows Task Manager and can watch as the number of processes increases from around 70 to 95 or so. I am observing multiple processes that show the user name as “BLANK”. Some use up to around 900,000K Memory (Private Working Set) according to Task Manager. These processes (and there may be up to 8 or more instances of each - conhost.exe seems to have the most instances listed), show up in Task Manager with the following names:
               ... Read more

Answer:Windows Task Manager shows multiple unwanted processes running when DSL connects

Greetings AutoResearch and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter pr... Read more

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I will open a program, close it, and then when i try to open it again a message appears saying that an existance of it is still running. When i look at my processes i see that it is in fact But when i try to "end Process" it does not close. The warning pops up, i say yes, and yet it does nothing. I can not seem to close these programs. And this causes shuting down to take up to 15-20 min unless i force a shut down. The problem has occured with Opera.exe CCAPP.exe outlook.exe and maybe more. Please help thanks!

Answer:HELP Task Manager wont close certain processes. End Task does nothing!

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Hey all,

I have recently been cleaning up my PC to improve its' abilities. I found that I had a number of unnecessary process occurring, slowing me down. (Thanks Google for the info. on what's what!)


I found a strange reoccurrence of the process "svchost.exe"
1) local service
2) system
3) network service
4) system
5) network service
6) system

I found nothing about these thus far in my searching. The closet theory I have is that they have to do with the Wireless Network I have setup. Maybe each computer has it's own process on the host computer (mine).

Well, if anyone can give some of their know-how to this it would be greatly appreciated. Something tells me it is really nothing to worry about and I should just let it be.

-Thanks all, have a joyous day.

Answer:Task Manager Processes

i use

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My computer was running slowly so I looked in Task Manager processes and noticed iexplorer.exe listed twice.
One using 74,000 K and the other using 20,000 K. I only have one IE tab opened.
Also listed is explorer.exe with 7,300 K in use.

I've run scans with Malwarebites and Ad Aware. Also have McAfee running.

Do I have a problem?

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Why do processes for programs (like winword, firefox) stay in the processes list even after I have exited the programs? Sometimes the amount of memory used is small, other times it is large, Firefox particularly refuses to run or runs badly until I have manually ended the process, but the others just stay there eating up memory.

Answer:Task manager Processes

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I believe this is my first post on and I hope I can get some help.

I'm running Windows XP and my question is...

How do I find out what the different processes are and is there anyway I can determine where they are coming from? I want to do this b/c I've got 60+ processes running and I'm not using any programs except internet explorer.

Answer:Task Manager And Processes

The first place to start would be - that'll tell you the one's for Windows.After that, it's a matter of using this link to look up what you find: If it's not listed there, then try googling for it.

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Why don't the process always end when an application is closed? I have experienced this on multiple computers and it appears to be iexplore.exe and outlook.exe. I have to go to the task manager to manually force the process to end before I can open another instance of the application. The computers are running Windows XP, SP2.

Answer:Processes in Task Manager

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I find that when I check processes on Task Manager there are three instances of Chrome exe with 86K, 36K and 15K usage and one instance of explorer.exe of 18K. When I choose to End processes on any of these, I get a dialogue box warning of severe consequences.
I use only Chrome and at the time of checking TM had only one webpage open. All the other profiles (3 in no) are in logged-off mode.
I use Windows XP Home.
Could this be slowing down my computer?
Please advise.

Answer:Processes on Task Manager

It sounds as if the programs are being started more than once. To find out if this is so, go to 'Start/Run' type 'msconfig' in the box and click 'OK' click on the 'Startup' tab and look down the list of programs. If a program is running more than once it will show up here. Be aware that unchecking one entry may stop the program running at all.
Using TM to stop the extra items is not likely to cause a problem, but if you have multiple starts of the same software you could look here for a cure link text. Most here are for XP but without knowing you OS it is not possible to be more specific.

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Hey Guys,

When I open Task Manager, I have 47 processes opened (including Firefox), and then about 5 more of just Google Chrome when I open Google Chrome. The icon in the lower-right corner says CPU usage, 39% but varies up to 81%. Is this normal?

Also when I shut down my computer asks me if I'm sure I want to shut down because other people are logged into my computer and they might lose work. But there is nobody logged into my computer. Is this a sign of spyware or software or hardware problem?


Answer:Task Manager Processes - Too Many?

I have about 100 processes running, so 47 is not unusual. However, 39% to 81% CPU is unusual; what process is using that much CPU?

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I'm trying to get rid of unnecessary processes running in the background, but I dont know which ones to tun off. I have Hijack this if that would help. A screenshot from task manager is attached. By the way msmpeng is the antivirus and I dont know why it takes so much ram or whatever.
EDIT: Here are my specs if that helps at all.
Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Dell Dimension DIMC521
AMD Sempron(tm) Processor
1.80 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM
Physical Adress Extension

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I have files under the Processes tab of Task Manager that I think might be causing me problems or at the very least don't need to be there. I was hoping that I might get some ideas on what programs do the best as far as managing processes. I want to be able to keep these processes from running and be able to remove them if needed. Shareware or commercial software doesn't matter as long as it does the job. See my profile for system info. Thanks for your help.

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Betina would appreciate some sound advise regarding the number of processes running in the task manager on her pc!! At the moment i have 60 running and have been informed by a friend this to be quite excessive!!! and that a good running pc is around 20. I am a little confused by this i do admit that i am still learning about ram and gigabytes etc, and still find this abit of a quandry. However when i look at the graphs in task manager they are peaked at the very top. Am i running too many processes and do i have to upgrade my memory??? Another friend informed me that i have plenty memory and plenty space in my drives. Maybe i should stop listening to my friends as other than this my pc is working fine i would appreciate some help guys

Answer:Processes in Task manager!!

It depend on a number of factors including how many programs you allow to run at start up and the number of user accounts on the PC.For example, we have 4 users on this PC.If only one of us is logged in we have 41 running process.If all 4 of us are logged in, that jumps to 63.To disable some background processes go to Start; Run and type msconfig. Click OK. Then have a look under the Startup tab.This will help you decide which process can safely be disabled or not click here

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here's a screenshot of the processes of my task manager..i like 2 have alot of free ram 4 other stuff..and not have it all slow..soo yeah..can someone tell me what processes i dont need? and how 2 keep them out? thanksss

Answer:task manager processes

I looked up all the ones I didn't already know about on and it looks like everything there is necessary. One thing though, is that YT8SDK or YTBSDK? If it is the latter then it is part of Norton Antivirus, but it looks like you have AVG shouldn't use both.

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i need some help

firefox which has been depleting its speed and i always look in my task manager to see what processes are running so i can speed things up or try and figure out the cause.

well i just looked a few minutes ago and found this new process called ielowutil.exe*32 internet low-mic utility tool ok maybe there can be one but its never been there before and now there is not only one but 21 instances of this process!

i read up and its used by internet explorer private mode but i don't use internet explorer so i haven't opened it up in a very long time so there is actually no need for this process to be opened.

so can anyone tell me why and what to do for this issue?

i appreciate any and all help that yal can offer Very Happy

until then i'm ending the processes....


Answer:HEY!!! HELP!! I have 21 processes in task manager

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I am new on this website and I hope it is something that can help me since I get anxiety attacks when I can't fix a problem. :3-nuts. So hello, out there.

I have a long list of processes constantly running in the task manager window and I am wondering if they are all eating up ram. When I use my old graphics program, microsoft picture it!, I have to change the display settings to the lowest and it still hangs after a while. It's even hard to shut it down at that point. BTW, what is "hijack this log" that I see. I thought it might pertain to what I am asking about---but I dont understand what anyone is asking. (I am only mildly computer literate):confused:

Thanks. Linda

Answer:task manager processes

I typically have 43 running processes, so specific numbers are relative...said number of processes are without any applications running...

whilst in the task manager, choose the performance tab and observe cpu usage, PageFile usage, Physical Memory to make a judgement as to whether or not you have RAM (memory) a note, IMHO 1GB of ram is pretty much necessary for a modern day machine running XP and other apps.

HijackThis is a nice little proggie that lists out all running processes (with their paths) and also lets you know what is started up with your machine among other little goodies...

if you really think you have some issues, download it, use it and choose to save a log, and copy and past the log into a post in the appropriate part of this forum

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Hi everyone,

Below is my HijackThis log file. There are too many apps on the task manager and I am unable to turn them off. When I kill a process, it immediately starts again (SearchIndexer.exe Connectifyd.exe etc., and I noticed that all are running as services). How can this happen? And more importantly is there a remedy?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 22:57:22, on 03.08.2012
Platform: Windows 7 *(WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16839)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version7\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Sof... Read more

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Hello, my computer has been acting a bit slow recently for no apparent reason. I haven't had any new software installations or added anything else new. What i have noticed is that when i open up my task manager via ctrl+alt+del and look at the processes tab, there are a lot of process that are running. Is there any way i can shut down some of the unnecessary ones and get rid of them? Also when i look at the startup processes under "msconfig", there are a few of them that are checked. Would it be safe to uncheck some of them and would that make my computer start up faster?

Answer:Task Manager Processes


Originally Posted by Phockercillie

Hello, my computer has been acting a bit slow recently for no apparent reason. I haven't had any new software installations or added anything else new. What i have noticed is that when i open up my task manager via ctrl+alt+del and look at the processes tab, there are a lot of process that are running. Is there any way i can shut down some of the unnecessary ones and get rid of them? Also when i look at the startup processes under "msconfig", there are a few of them that are checked. Would it be safe to uncheck some of them and would that make my computer start up faster?

Yes, you can remove some proccesses, but be careful. Only do it if you know what it is, and know that it is not a important proccess. If you are unsure about what a proccess is, google it. Somewhere should give you the proccess information and wheather or not you can terminate it.

You can also stop some start-up programs, which will make it start up faster. Don't change any of Windows componates, and again, only uncheck it, if you know what it is, again, google it for info.

You may also want to check for spyware/viruses. Follow the steps in my sig.

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Is there a place I can find information about the processes running on my computer. The task manager shows 41 processes running. I'd like to know what these are and what they are connected to. All help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Task manager processes

I would recommend . Also if you are suspicious about something you can post your HJT log under HJT log help forum and an analyst would give you an idea of what is going on and any necessary steps u need. If it is curiosity I may recommend another fun stuff HJT :D

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I am trying to find out exactly which processes i can eliminate from my computer to get a better performance from the games i play on it. i am just not sure what processes are necessary for the computer and which ones are just simply running for no reason. if there is anyone that can help please let me know...or even a program that i can utilize to help.. thank you

Answer:task manager processes

What's running in your task manager depends a lot on the program's you have installed. for a list of the windows processes you need go to for a list.

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When I look in the Processes section of Task Manager I see a long list of only two of which are not tagged with my user name. Three things;

1. Is this list the same as the list of programs in the Uninstall facility within Control panel?

2. Does the term, "Process, "in this context have the same meaning as the term, "Program?"

3. How can I best decide which Processes I can close without affecting the OS?​

Answer:Task Manager - Processes

1. No

2. sometimes, a program running can be a process, but a process is not always a program.

3. Google search the "image name" to help you discover what it is.

4. not wise to terminate process unless you know what you are doing

in task manager click "view" and then "select columns", then tick only the following

User Name
CPU usage
Memory-private working set
Image path name
command line

hit OK

I use image path name to see where the process is originating from, this gives an indication if it is a installed program or not, depending on what directory it starts from, ie Program files directory.

Usually anything running from the Windows or Windows/system32 folder is a windows process, but not always, some malware and nasties run from these folders also, that is why you can Google the "image path name" to help you learn more.

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My computer has been running really slowly lately, mostly online. I'm trying to figure out if it is my computer or our cable modem connection.

How can I tell if it is my modem connection? Is there a way to run a diagnostic on it?

I have opened task manager and have 36 processes running. This seems high and leads me to believe it could be using valuable memory that my online games wants to use.

Any suggestions?


Answer:Task Manager processes

Hey! How are you doing? I'm good, well-viruses and Spyware can cause your computer to run slowly so you may want to scan your computer. They also take up a lot of space..

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Is there any web site or program that can tell me what the actual processes running refer to some i can work out but most mean not a lot and it would ne nice to see what is riniig and perhaps some should not be

Answer:Processes in Task Manager

click here

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so ive been doing the ctrl alt delete thing and looking at the task manager at all of the crap running when i first turn on my daughters new computer...

out of the list below what can i blow out of my system, what can i get out of the start up folder (i assume thats where they reside) and what should i keep?

my apologies if this is the wrong forum. i couldnt find anything else that seemed to fit...

windows XPpro service pack 3 (downgrade from vista)
pentium duocore
4gb ram
these are all EXE files:

myagttry (TWO of these running)
wuauclt (TWO of these running)
svchost (SIX of these things running!)
engine server

then i also had


these last two didnt have the EXE extension

i know what a couple of these are (mcshield is the mcafee software for example but the rest?...)


Answer:task manager processes

At the very top of the forum page you will see a set of tabs
Click on the one that says Startup List
When searching, add the .exe
Don't get worried when you see high numbers in System idle process. That's a good thing

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can anybody throw a bit of light my way regarding task manager processes of which i have 28 running.some duplcated ?,it seems.(i,v done a site search and google with no return)i just need a quick explanation.knowledge is power.thanks.

Answer:task manager processes

It is quite normal to have that many processes running in XP (I've got about 40). The duplicates are probably svchost.exe click hereIf you follow that link and you want to run Tasklist (which is not included with XP Home, you can download it from the link in click here

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Running very slow, when I look at the processes on the Task Manager there are loads of them even when I am not running the programs etc. Processes like ITunes helper.exe ,
ccsetmgr.exe , BTHelpnotifier.exe. IPodservice.exe. Does this mean these are running constantly? can I stop the process? what will happen when I want to use ITunes next if I stop the process. How can I find a list of processes I shouldnt stop? Really appreciate some help please.

Answer:Task Manager Processes


Most processes are important for 1 reason or another
A lot of them are part of Windows

IPodservice.exe controls transfering between your ipod and your computer
ITunes helper.exe helps itunes load faster and launches itunes when you plug in your ipod
If you have an ipod or use itune those 2 processes are important

BTHelpnotifier.exe is a part of BT Broadband Internet Service
ccsetmgr.exe is a part of Norton Antivirus or Norton Internet Security

Most of the processes you shouldn't stop but you can google the name of the process and usually some website will tell you what it does and if its important

But then next time you restart they'll all be back so it would be a big hassle

If your computer is slow then you might want to get more ram or get an ad-ware/spyware program if you don't already have 1

Hope this helps,

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Hi, every time i try to end a system process or local service in task manager it says, The operation could not be completed. Access is denied.
Have been having this problem since i was flooded with spyware not so long ago, but now i have removed it all i still have this problem.
Would be very grateful if anyone could help

Dont know if this falls under the software category

Answer:Cannot end processes in task manager

Perhaps it's because of what you are trying to terminate. alg.exe is a part of the Microsoft Windows operating system. It's a core process for Microsoft Windows Internet Connection sharing and Internet connection firewall. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

Are you having this problem on other processes, or just this particular one?

McAfee thinks it's a trojan, but then again, McAfee thinks everything is a trojan.

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Apart from iexplore.exe, is it possible to kill all of my other processes in task manager when playing games, and by doing so would it increase the preformance of fps in games.

Answer:Task Manager processes

This may be of interest to you, don't let the names scare you, Black Viper is OK. Print it out then go into your services and attack!  

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Hi all,
Dell inspiron 1300
windows xp home edition
1.7 processor
512mb ram
80 gig hardrive

i currently have 84 processes commencing under task manager. I know that this isn't normall. Is there a reason for this. Is there a solution for this to help me reduce the number of processes?

Answer:84 Processes Under Task Manager

I would recommend that you follow the instructions in the My Computer Is Slow thread. This will give you good instructions on minimizing the number of background processes.

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I'm not sure this is the right forum to ask this, and I apologize in advance if it is not. I have alot of processes running in my task manager. I think some of them are slowing down my computer, but if I go to end them I get a warning that ending it might cause my computer to become unstable and I won't be able to use some programs. How do I know if I can safely end some of these processes and where the heck to they come from? I know I didn't start out with this many! Thanks!

Answer:processes in task manager

try this

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Can someone help my by giving me a list possibly of what all processes i need to be running in my task manager, because i think i have too many goin and i need to close some.I have 26 processes running is that too many. i have alot of the svchost.exe running do i need all the same ones running at once?

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I'm new to Windows 2000...coming from a Unix background. How can I find out what all the processes listed in Task Manager are? I recognize some of them, but most are a mystery. Is there anyplace where I can look this sort of info up?

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In my Task Manager, under processes, there is about 50 applications there. How do I know what ir nessicary and what isnt? These are always there even when every thing is closed except windows running. Seems to be using alot of virtual memory and causing system to run slow. Any help?

Answer:Task Manager Processes

Hey Rjs12no, how do I open/check my task manager?

The answer to your question can be found by going here: and clicking on task list.

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Is this some kind of malware, or something? It's never happened to me before...

Answer:Many processes in Task Manager have *32 at the end?

Hi belthagor On Windows 64-bit, processes that have *32 appended at the end means that they are 32-bit processes. This is to differentiate 64-bit and 32-bit processes. This doesn't mean that these processes are malicious at all. Also from a quick look, I can see that all the processes currently running on your system are also legitimate.

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after some extensive scans with Prevx & Microsoft security essentials They've come back with the all clear.

However after some virus troubles, there are some processes left I'm rather suspicious of. I've done checks on them with free online scanners but I'm still left unsure.

processes are;
* csrss.exe
* nvvsvc.exe
* winmapin.exe
* winlogin.exe

what makes me slightly suspicious of them is none of them will let me open their file locations, nor view properties all other processes will but none of them are using cpu and none of them are running double instances.

Any suggestions wouldn't mind viewing a healthy windows 7 task manager processes, will look for more info


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Watch this post and refresh. I will post as I find out.

Csrss.exe file description
Productname: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Description: Client Server Runtime Process
Company: Microsoft Corporation File size: Various

Productname: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 175.76
Description: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 175.76
Company: NVIDIA Corporation File size: Various

The last 2 look like legit windows .exe.

Is it winlogon or winlogin?

so far these are ok

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Hi again everyone!

Well, I am trying to free up my processor so my TV Capture card will work better [in digital phase, the audio and video becomes choppy].

I thought my processor would easily handle this TV Capture card and maybe it is and I just do not realize it. Perhaps it is something else....

Well, I have read about removing items [ending the process] in the process window of task manager.

My system is working perfect right now [with the exception of the capture card] and I do not want to mess it up after spending many, many days to build this. Please help me to not mess this up.

Here is my system:

Intel E4500
ECS 945GCT-M/1333
XP Pro w/SP2
2 sticks of 1gb DDR2 = 2gb ocz
Hauppauge 1600 capture card
Cool Master 600 PS
e-GeForce 6200 LE 256MB PCI-E

I know, my system is not that good compared to most people here, but this is all I could afford due to my limited budget. The entire system cost me $296 to build, so I am not gonna complain. And I had to wait 6 months, constantly checking FRY's ads so I could get their rebated items that were often free. I am glad to have a dual core processor!

Can anyone help me?

I also posted in the overclocking post area because I read that my processor can be easily overclocked. My processor is presently operating at 25 degrees cel. and it rarely goes above 27.

My MB will not permit me to install more than 2gb of RAM. Could that be the problem? And how do I know how much of my RAM is being utilized... Read more

Answer:How do I know which processes are ok to end in Task Manager?

try moving the capture card to another pci slot. that is an outboard video card right? I would also use nvidia pure decoder card as your dvd and mpeg decoder. it use hardware. I had your problem and it was because I was using nvidia onboard video. an outboard card fixed it

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I just have a quick question, I'd be grateful if someone could answer for me. I have been having problems with ending certain processes from Task Managers lately such as Teamspeak.exe and Limewire. The problem I have with these 2 (only ones I noticed) is that everytime I start another application up, they stack up in the Task Managers Processes tab. Even when I "End Task" on one they don't disappear from the processes list.

I have also tried to use KillBox to end these processes but it still failed. Any ideas? I uninstalled Limewire to see whether it will work then, but it still won't do it.

Here is a print screen of the processes:

Answer:Can't end processes from Task Manager

Bit of a longshot, but one quick thing you could try is right-clicking on the process, and choose "end process tree". Bear in mind this can cause other things to suddenly close, so it's best to make sure nothing else important (like word documents, or file backups, or games or anything. ) is running.

Not sure if this will work any better than just ending the process in this case, though.

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I am wondering if someone can take a look at this task manager and let me know if there are some things that are slowing me down that are not necessary. (The blank spots under User Name have been erased 'cause it's a name.)

Hopefully, there will be a successful screen shot of my "Processes" list here. I seem to be running a lot of things (41 in this shot) and this new computer is not quite the zippy little thing (opening programs, etc.) that I thought it would be.

WinXP Pro, 256MB RAM, 40GB, 2.20GHZ, Pentium 4-M...

Thanks much.

Answer:XP Task Manager/Processes

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Does anyone know a good place to go to find out what all the processes in the task manager mean?

Answer:Task manager processes


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Split from - Hamluis.
I don't know if this is the correct question, but this issue happens often with my internet explorer stopping and starting often but I noticed that in my task manager of the processes running, I have around 3 iexplorer.exe running and sometimes 6 iexplorer.exe*32 also running.  It seems my computer is operating sluggishly.  I have Norton and often runs scans also I have Emisoft Hijack free version.  It might be my wireless internet but the signal is strong when I check it.  I got an answer from bleeping computer and he told me to go to this link but when I did that my security said that it was dangerous to my computer???? so what to do now??? thanks

Answer:Task Manager Processes

Who...told you to run that tool?  How can that be, this is your first post at this website.
The tool you linked for attempting to neutralize malware.
Please check your spelling of the processes listed in Task Manager.
Iexplore.exe is the valid IE process...each time a window/tab is opened, another process begins, with 1 always being present in Windows.
Iexplorer.exe is malware and should be treated as such.

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Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me - I'm trying to sort out my computer by removing my processes to free up my CPU/Physical Memory. I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to things like this :SI only have 24 processes in my list, but the counter at the bottom says 71 - why is there such a big difference?I've added a photo - can someone tell me what I can end to free up CPU/Memory please?, I have a filed called Ati2evxx.exe which has no description, and is not under my user name or SYSTEM - is this a virus?Thanks in advance to anyone who can help :)

Answer:Need help with my Task Manager Processes please :)

"ati2evxx.exe" is part of the device driver for an ATI display device. Probably best not to kill it.The difference between the list and the counter at the bottom is because the list is only showing process running under your user profile. If you click the "Show processes from all users" button you will see more.71 processes in all is a pretty average number. If you think that you are running out of memory an upgrade to more memory would be a good move. And, as you can see, most of the processes listed are using no CPU time, so that's not a concern.

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Would someone mind telling me which of these I can safely dump?

It seems to be quite a list and I'm not sure if there's anything dodgy here.


Answer:Task manager processes

oops, didn't read the entire thread....


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This is only happening today and happened a few times before not a lot...Im using Windows XP Professional...when i pull up Task Manager and go to processes under the "User Names" spot...all of the processes are blank...i could see the processes names and everything being run its just i cant see whether its being run by Administrator or System...can someone tell me how to get it back to normal or how it went that way? thanks

Answer:Task Manager processes help...

View>Select Columns

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I have windows XP

What are all of these process running under task manager at any giving time? I currently am not using my computer for anything, other than the internet viewing this site, yet I have 36 process running. Is this right?

Here they are:

System Idle Process
That's all of them in order as they appear, what do they mean? are any of them bad or useless?

Answer:Task Manager (processes)

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G;day,running windows xp media centre edition pro...32 bit Sp3I read a reply to a post by "dpunisher" where he said " I usually like to see 32 (on average) or less processes running on a normal system."I opened task manager and I have 54 processes.Where do I start?I have autoruns on my pc, but dont have a very clear idea how to use it.Brian

Answer:task manager..54 processes


I have the same OS and service pack and I have 61 running. What makes you think there is a problem? Not all OS's and machines are created equal. Because someone has 32 does not mean your machine works with only 32. Unless you see performance issues or erratic behavior, I would not be overly concerned.

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I am using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Do these processes look ok, particularky the *32 ones?

Should all these be *32 - even IAStoreDataMgrSve.exe ?


Answer:Task Manager Processes *32

Hi and welcome.

Yes they seem okay. Many processes are still 32 bit (*32) even on a Windows 64 bit operating system.

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I was just curious how many should be there that seem to be the same by all users. Mine has 4 users it seems, Network-System-Local-Owner. Here is an example when I show processes from all users there are 12 svchost.exe processes all described as Host Process for Windows. 3 for Network, 6 for System, 3 Local and 3 owner. Why so many?

Answer:Processes in the Task Manager

I have 12 on my Vista virtual machine - 6 for System, 3 for Network, and 3 for Local.To find out what's running beneath them, right click on each one and select "Go to services" - and it'll highlight the services that are running.For a more detailed look at them, you can hover your mouse over the process when using this free program:

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Hi i have used ur forums alot and have come up with yet another problem i have,i have xp home edition sp3,3.06 gb hz,1.43 gb ram
c drive 39 gb free,d drive 66 gb free
my pc is so slow i have run ur tests and not seen anything,i am asumming its the processes that messing up any help again would be gratful thx.

Answer:Task Manager - Processes xp

Greetings, eddie17.

What's the make and model # of your machine? Does the machine run quicker while in Safe Mode?

Also, please download and run Free PC Audit, a stand-alone system information tool.

(If you get a Security Warning, don't worry about it - uncheck the 'Always ask before opening this file' box, and click 'Run').

When the scan completes, click File > Save As, name the file 'Report', and save to an easily found location, such as your Desktop.

Then attach that file to your next post per these instructions: HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post.

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Hi All,

Have just recently bought a new computer and have been dipping my toe into the world of audio file transfer. Found the files I wanted but know there seem to be more processes running in the Task Manager window than ever before!! I don't know which of these processes are crucial or even how to print off a list of these processes to show you! Having looked over the forum, I did see a query regarding what was included in the start-up menu and have used HijackThis to print off the following :

Logfile of HijackThis v1.93.0
Scan saved at 23:10:38, on 25/04/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title=Microsoft Internet Explorer
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\apps\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - Global Startup: BT Broadband Help.lnk = C:\Program Files\BT Broadband\Help\bin\matcli.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program... Read more

Answer:Processes in Task Manager have gone mad

HI, Go to this site and have a read as he has itemized all the services in XP:-

Someone will look at your list later on I don't now enough. You did not state what problem you have. If you do get a lot of spyware or a virus it does cause physical signs on your computer such as slow startup etc. You never mentioned any signs at all and you have tested to see if you have spy ware so why are you worried about it. Peace Mal

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