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Windows XP processes in Task Manager

Question: Windows XP processes in Task Manager

How can I identify what's in my task mgr & safely remove? Ie, I have PandoraService.exe running (mem usage 10,720k)

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Answer: Windows XP processes in Task Manager

I really don't understand your question. What is the problem you are experiencing?

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i have noticed that in windows task manager i have:SVCHOST.EXE LOCAL SERVICE SVCHOST.EXE NETWORK SERVICE SVCHOST.EXE SYSTEM SVCHOST.EXE SYSTEM SVCHOST.EXE SYSTEMIs there any need to have all this running at the same time and if not, how can i get rid of it?five of the same seems abit over the top.i also have broad band, running xpthanks for your help

Answer:windows task manager-processes

Each one is running a different system process so you need more than one running.

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Hi! When i check windows task manager there are ,on average, 50 processes running. My bro says there should only be around 20 or so. How can i tell what is needed and what isn't?

Also, If i suspect my computer has spyware and i run a scan and it shows nothing, can there still be malware on my computer? If yes, what's the next step, an anti virus upgrade? (I use F-secure anti virus).

Many thanks.

Answer:Windows task manager: too many processes?

I've got over 40 running & I have a clean system. (hopefully)

Yours is probably not too bad.

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Whenever I bring up the Windows Task Manager (by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del), I find that there are way TOO many processes running. My computer is brand spanking new and it is already freezing to the point that nothing functions and I have to power if off manually. I don't like doing that, I think I'm damaging it further. I am attaching 3 screenshots of the Task Manager, yeah that's how many processes are open. Could anyone please have a look at it and tell me which of the processes are unnecessary, what they are and how can I prevent them from starting up whenever I switch on my computer. I am new to windows 8 and do not want to damage anything.

Thanks for all of your help in advance!

Answer:Too many Processes in Windows Task Manager

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Hey, i dont know much about comps but in processes i have about 50 processes i dont kno if thats bad but my freinds comp only has about 24 and my comp runs kinda slow could there be a problem???

Answer:WINDOWS TASK MANAGER-Processes ??

Specs and list of processes?

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is there any lists out thjere that let you find out which Process does what in Windows Task manager? kind of like this:

Answer:Windows Task manager Processes list

See if you can find what you are looking for here:

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Whenever I bring up the Windows Task Manager (by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del), I find that there are far TOO many processes running and I think they may be responsible for my computer slowing down and sometimes freezing up. I am attaching a screenshot of the Task Manager. Could anyone please have a look at it and tell me which of the processes are unnecessary, what they are and how can I prevent them from starting up whenever I switch on my computer.

P.S: When I took this screenshot, the following programs were running Adobe PS ,Firefox and Avast! anti-virus were running and I was also connected to the internet. I have a LAN.

Thank you so much


Answer:Solved: Too many Processes in Windows Task Manager

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I hope I have attached everything that you need to see what processes I have running. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Solved: Windows Task Manager Processes

Hi Dione,

What exactly is your question?

Also, perhaps it would be helpful if you downloaded and installed Process Explorer from:
Process Explorer v10.06 (dtd 2/22/2006):

It will background the system processes in light pink, and the application processes in light blue and identify the process with the software product organization which may help answer your question - whatever that is.

-- Tom

P.S. The Windows Task Manager process is: taskmgr.exe

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I am in the midst of a several-day attempt to track down some strange behavior in Win7 Professional x64. My question today:

When I open Task Manager to the Processes tab, the entries are still sorted by the last selection I made (which in my case is User Name). I want to see the processes in the order in which they are activated (so I can leave it open and see what process loads right before the strange behavior begins), but I can't see any way to un-sort back to a chronological list.

Answer:How to unsort processes in Windows Task Manager?

click on any heading you want - it will sort them according to the heading of that column
if you click the view tab and then select columns you may then configure what columns are shown

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Hi everyone, I get spammed with random Windows Taks Manager Processes, a ton of random processes would pop up every minute or so, some of the exe's are, "ikx2adS1.exe" "rundll32.exe" and "plugin-container.exe" It's making my explorer.exe crash all the time and making my desktop super slow, each file is like about 34k memory usage, and there's well over 20+ programs.. Also google links keeps on redirecting me!!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:45:49 PM, on 5/16/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AlienGUIse\wbload.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Lachesis\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Arena Surround Headset\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\DDmService.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

Answer:Virus Windows Task Manager, Processes pop-ups

Bump! Please help!!

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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'm running XP Home on 3 different computers. Trying to get each of them functioning better.In the Windows Task Manager (ctrl-alt-del) one computer has 51 processes, another has 67 processes, and another 49 processes.How do I QUICKLY (smile) and EASILY find out what each of these are for (the ones under my name -- not the ones under System)? And, how do I delete those that are no longer necessary?I am NOT a super-whiz at fixing computers -- but probably have enough of a grasp to follow clear instructions and know when to 'back off.' Many thanks!

Answer:Windows Task Manager - how to delete processes

Type in the processes on a web search, and it should come up what they do. Do you want to end a process for your current computer session, or disable it running whnen you startup your PC?

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I seem to have a high number (67) of processes running, does this slow down my computer, and how do I stop all of them?

Answer:Solved: Windows Task Manager Processes

That is a pretty decent amount, either list them out or make a screenshot of it so we can help pick it apart for ya.

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I am in the midst of a several-day attempt to track down some strange behavior in Win7 Professional x64. My question today:

When I open Task Manager to the Processes tab, the entries are still sorted by the last selection I made (which in my case is User Name). I want to see the processes in the order in which they are activated (so I can leave it open and see what process loads right before the strange behavior begins), but I can't see any way to un-sort back to a chronological list.

Answer:How to unsort processes in Windows 7 Task Manager?

With Process Explorer you can select Start Time to be included in the Process List.
Process Explorer

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Feels like I have some kind of virus trojan. I have noscript on my firefox but there are times I have to "temporarily allow this page" for stuff to work. I was clicking on links to stream movies and those are where all hell breaks loose and the viruses pop up.

I got this mpb_d 1.33version.exe something like that, out of the ordinary. Ever since then all these unnecessary processes keep popping up like wmpnetwk.exe, rthdcpl.exe, richvideo.exe and pdvdserv.exe I know they are for things I would use like cyberlink and stuff but they never usually show up if I don't open the program.

Then I tried system restore to about a week ago. That's were it goes worst. My spybot search&destroy as well as malwarebytes wouldn't work, maybe because of the system restore? I even had a hard time killing the process for spybot so I can uninstall and reinstall.

When I update the spybot search/destroy files it brings up 2011 files instead of this year and current ones? I even tried to disable wmpnetwk.exe but it keeps popping back up. Even when I ran spybot and malwarebytes before the system restore, nothing would show up either. Can someone help?

Answer:Suspicious Processes In Windows Task Manager

Hello and welcome ... if you can END that task, mpb_d 1.33version.exe ,do so.If running Spybot's TeaTimer....We need to disable Spybot S&D's "TeaTimer"TeaTimer works by preventing ANY changes to the system. It will attempt to undo any fixes we run, because it blocks these fixes from running.In order to safeguard your system from problems that can be brought on by a half finished fix, we need to disable TeaTimer. We can reenable it when we're done if you like.Open SpyBot Search and Destroy by going to Start -> All Programs -> Spybot Search and Destroy -> Spybot Search and Destroy.If prompted with a legal dialog, accept the warning.Click Mode > Advanced Mode.
You may be presented with a warning dialog. If so, click YesClick on Tools and then Resident
Uncheck this checkbox: "Resident TeaTimer {protection of over-all system settings) active"

  • Close/Exit Spybot Search and Destroy

  • Run RKill....

    Download and Run RKill
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    Hi All

    I have a couple of questions (probably simple ones, but here goes):

    1. When entering Windows Task Manager, and go into performance, my CPU usage is 100%. What should the percentage be? And if 100% is too much, how do I change it?

    2. I seem to have alot of items in my "processes". What should be there and what shouldn't? And how do I go about getting rid of items that aren't needed?

    I'm not really having any major problems, but it's been bugging me for a while now and I just wanted to ask!

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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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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    I open task manager (wind7) and it only shows the current programs running, gives no x to x out and no other tabs such as that for processes. I am curious what would cause this and also need to knw what processes are running on my pc, esp since its slowed down over last few months. thanks!

    Answer:Windows 7 task manager missing processes/tabs

    Hi Tekchic,Double click on the empty border of the task manager to get the menu.Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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    How do I know WHICH Windows 8 Services to run and which ones to disable? I'm semi-computer savvy, but I have no idea what a lot of these are! I really don't want to mess around and disable something vital and screw up my system.

    Also, there seem to be a lot of background processes running on my system, some of which I pretty sure are on the Services menu. Once again, I don't want to disable something without knowing what its function/importance. My computer has been acting up recently (delayed mouse movement, slow response, etc) and I went through and cleaned up temp files, defragged my hard drive, and removed a bunch of programs, but my system is still acting cranky.

    Can anyone help? This is starting to drive me CRAZIER!!

    Attached are zip files of screenshots from the Services and Background Processes from Task Manager.

    Answer:Windows 8 Services & Task Manager Background Processes

    For services, I always trust the Black Viper.
    Go through his listing here

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    Hello i'm just curious about my processes. I just wanna know what processes are not safe and should be killed. Here are the snapshots:Thanks in advance!Muchas gracias..-PinoyNoob

    Answer:Windows Vista task manager: are my processes infected by virus?

    Check out the Startup List ( ) and the File Database ( ) both on this site for detailed information about processes.

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    Windows Task  Manager under Applications and  Processes the services or apps are jumping around including msconfig - startup programs.
    Slow Adobe Programs
    Generally Slow PC
    Windows 7 64bit
    SSD 256gb(Hogging programs/OS)
    3TB Red Wester Digital (I know its slow)
    Asus Maximus Extreme IV (socket 2011)
    I7 3930k @ 4.5ghz vcore1.3
    AMD Radeon Firepro w8000
    32gb 1600mhz corsair dominator (Need for Computational fluid Dynamics - CAD - Video Rendering)
    Anymore information ask
    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
    Scan saved at 19:57:46, on 01/03/2014
    Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16518)
    FIREFOX: 25.0.1 (en-US)
    Boot mode: Normal
    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
    C:\Users\J\Local Settings\Apps\F.lux\flux.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\AAM Updates Notifier.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
    D:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\LWS.exe
    D:\Program Files (x86)\Postbox\postbox.exe
    D:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield\bin\hsscp.exe
    D:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-... Read more

    Answer:Windows Task Manager under Applications and Processes the services or apps are

    Hi,please run a FRST scan to better diagnose your problem:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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    This is a very strange problem indeed, one I have never encountered before!

    Seems like all my "lists" in explorer seem to empty themselves within a few seconds...

    Effecting my task manager process list, the lists in msconfig, the lists in the 'Local Area Connection Properties' but only disappear if the current window is active.

    I thought it would be impossible to explain/understand so I've uploaded a video to YouTube:

    As you can see, the task manager re-populates itself constantly so they're disappearing and re-appearing - all very frustrating!

    Any help appreciated!

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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:
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    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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    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


    Answer:task manager processes

    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 =
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Windows XP

    I hear the computer constantly running something. When I open Task Manager I find that Processes are running over and over. Basically, this brings my computer to a standstill.

    For example:

    CCleaner takes 7 minutes to run, 2 minutes to close.
    Task Manager takes 4 minutes to close.
    Firefox takes 5 minutes to open.
    Takes 2 or 3 minutes to switch from one screen to another within a site.
    I'm typing this message too fast (huh?) and have to wait for the words to catch up.

    Other problems:

    I haven't been able to log out of sites.
    Last night, I couldn't turn off the computer. Had to switch off power.
    Tried a soft boot to close and reopen this morning. No dice. Had to switch off power.

    I read on another thread about a slow computer so I deleted Adobe Reader and installed Foxit. This isn't what caused the problem. My computer has been getting slower and slower, all because Processes are running constantly. I'm too scared to switch them off.

    I read on another thread about certain processes to stop running, but those don't show on my list.

    16 minutes to type this message? C'mon.

    What do you suggest as an alternative to chucking this thing out of the nearest window?

    Answer:Task Manager - Processes

    Wow! I started my computer at 8:10 and processes have just stopped at 11:03.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Vista 64, 2gb ram, Geforce 8600, 250 gb sata hd, intel 6420 core2duo cpu, asus P5L vm mobo.

    Anyone suggest a tool that will let me see what exactly is running in the background. In the task manager/processes there a "Host Process for Windows" going on thats using approx 107,212K of memory. Image name is Svchost.exe, would this be the Superfetch at work here ?

    Also I seem to have 68 processes (which I think could be reduced)going on in total, cpu usage when idle is at 1% and physical memory at 58 %.
    Are these figures near normal for the above specs ?
    The computer does'nt seem any slower.

    Answer:Task manager/Processes

    Hi Lazarus,

    While your in Task Manager, right click on the process and click Go to Service(s). This will take you inside of the Services tab where the responsible items are highlighted for your Svchost.exe process. This will tell you what they are.


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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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?

    Answer:Task Manager: Processes Help

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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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    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?

    Answer:Task Manager processes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I recently had to reinstall WinXP, everything is good there. But, now if I attempt to shut down processes in Task Manager (specifically those related to Norton SystemWorks), it will not allow it. It's always worked before.

    Does anyone know a quick setting change to allow this again? thanks for any help.

    Answer:Task Manager - Shutting down processes

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    ipoint.exe for the mouse

    Answer:Does this have to be loaded in task manager processes?

    I got this info from WinPatrol Plus.

    Microsoft Intellimouse monitor - IPOINT.EXE

    Ipoint.exe installs with Microsoft's Intellipoint software for their Intellimouse series of mice. This Intellipoint software can be safely removed via the "Add/Remove Programs" icon in the Control Panel, because most of the standard Intellipoint features have been integrated into the Windows 98/me/XP/2000 operating systems.

    Troubleshooting information and updates can be found in the Microsoft Knowledgebase.

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    Start up is very slow sometimes my computer will freeze for long periods (10 minutes or longer) if I click and it's not done setting up. I also have took dell dock and the side bar out of the start up services since I thought that was slowing my start up more, but even then it's still very slow.

    For my task manger when I bring it up I took a quick picture or screenie of it and it always has explorer.exe running using 20 percent cpu. But as quickly as I bring it up the cpu usage for explorer.exe drops to 0. Is it suppose to only show usage when you bring up your task manager?

    Also java.exe*32 uses 22-30 percent usage when I play this game called runescape. Not sure if this is normal considering I've seen the cpu usage for it at 11 percent at times but these times do not last longer then a period of 5minutes.

    I also got multiples of some items such as iexplore.exe*32, beepapp.exe, taskeng.exe, is that normal to have multiples of these items in your task manager or no?. None are using large amounts if any cpu usage at all from what I can see but it's weird to see multiples of these processes, or is to me, I'm not a computer expert by any means so if this is normal then ok.

    And my internet runs slow because it's dial up, but it disconnects more then it used to as of late. Sometimes up to 7 times in a single day compared to 2-3 times a day before. So maybe I assumed something was disconnecting my internet.

    I've attached pictures o... Read more

    Answer:Concerns regarding task manager processes

    Greetings, battleground...

    I'd recommend following the steps in the Read and Run Me First thread in the Malware Forum - you could very well have some suspicious activity going on...

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    Hello and thank you in advance.

    I discovered this bug by a call from a relative asking if I sent an email to him and of course I did not. When I got home from work my inbox was full of email return notices from dead email addresses that I still have in my contact list. I didn?t think these things could send email if you are using cloud mail but is has sent mail to all my contacts. . I ran McAffee and Defender and no problems showed up. The next thing it did was send up a pop up telling me I needed to reboot and I had not rebooted for 5 days. Like a dummy I rebooted. I brought up task manager to see what processes were on the list and saw that there was nothing on the list. It has also removed labels from the tabs and buttons. The McAffee Center has no labels on it thus rendering it useless. Of course I have lost administrative control.

    I am running Windows 7 and I can boot to safe mode. So as you can see I really need help.

    Answer:Task Manager Shows No Processes

    Hi Wydo, I know it looks like a lot, but it's really just a lot of text asking for only 4 scans. Once you've done these and posted the results in your next post, let me know how the computer is running.Note: You may have to perform some or all of the following in Safe Mode With Networking, depending on if you have internet access while in the normal Windows environment.Also, you should access a clean computer and change the password to your email account and any other accounts affected.========================================================================================================================================================Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.========================================================================================================================================================Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions be... Read more

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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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    I noticed that people send a list of processes running and they can be told which processes can be shut down with out affecting system performance, how can I do that?
    I'm running XP and currently have about 40 processes running at all times, I would like to lower that amount if possible.
    Thank you,

    Answer:Task Manager processes question.

    You can use the BV "safe" list as a starting guide for reviewing services:

    Other tasklist processes you can review here:

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    Answer:Win XP task manager processes list.

    Wot can i close?can i close explorer coz i takes im 15,000 aprrox?i dont tik so but its worth a try

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    running windows xp prof on pavillion 8630task manager shows 31 processes running but i dont know what is safe to end or how to end them permanently.can anyone help

    Answer:task manager shows 31 processes

    click here

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    'explorer.exe' appears twice in 'Task Manager Processes', why?
    One is using 35,628 k and the other is using 31,944 k.
    I've never noticed two instances of it running together like this?

    Answer:explorer.exe appear twice in Task Manager Processes, why?

    Would normally only expect one.
    What are they running at?
    explorer.exe running over 25000K to 30000K, is usually a sign of infection.
    Possibly a trojan have a read click here

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    Hi. I have been reading through some of the tutorials on this site and was looking at the Startup Programs Database. I was looking in my Task Manager at processes running and noticed 3 entries that seem a little odd in that they are the only 3 that do not list a User Name or Description for the process. I am not sure whether these are OK processes or not so I would appreciate if someone can take a look and let me know. The processes I am concerned about are csrss.exe, winlogon.exe and rundll32.exe. Note that there is a 2nd process running called rundll32.exe with the Description 'Windows host process (Rundll32)
    Please find attached a screenshot of my Task manager showing the processes in question.

    Answer:Strange processes in Task Manager?

    Hello Stephen W,Judging by your recently resolved HiJack This thread, I take it you have Windows XP installed.The files in question are legitimate. From the File Database on BC plus supplements from my knowledge:csrss.exe is from Service Pack 2 for Windows XP also from Service pack 2 for Windows XP is what allows users to log in to the OS etc. It must stay running. Again from SP2, this program allows a DLL file to run as an application. There are many such files that run this way. If rundll32.exe doesn't run, these programs won't either. can also read more about this file from here: from the MS site here: Blossom

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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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    Hello all,

    I searched and couldn't find a match for my problem. I'm having a problem with processes that won't close like they're supposed to. Mainly after an installation, or after an update.

    After installations, every thing goes fine until it's time to finish. After the install wizard closes, it is impossible to restart that program. Upon checking Task Manager, there are no applications running, but the process of whatever was just installed is still there. Highlight the process, click terminate, ok the warning and it does nothing. If I try to start that program, it tells me another applications of said program is already running.

    Same thing happens after updates, primarily games. Eventually, after some choice words, I have to restart my computer. Most times, shutdown won't work so I have to turn it off at the switch I've exhausted all of my knowledge, not much mind ya, and am about to start pulling my hair out. Any ideas as to what is going on? Any ideas are appreciated. If you need any more info, just let me know. Thank in advance.

    Answer:Processes not terminating in task manager

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    This program apparently was some anti-virus program I had never downloaded in my life. (As I use AVG) I looked at task manager and saw "fsgknxktm.exe" and sought to close it asap.Can't remember the full detail of the other "anti-virus".Anyone have a clue what this is?

    Answer:What is fsgknxktm.exe under Processes in Task Manager?

    This feels like its a fake name, many viri use random charactors to mask what is going on. I would use malwarebytes free to do a full scan, a lot of times fake antivirus's are involved with this kind of nameing. If you see the name of the fake, there is often a specific removal guide involved. If it is one of these I would run rkill, tdskiller, and then malwarebytes all from safe mode.:: mike

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    Task manager performance tab says that my CPU is 100% overloaded. But when I open 'processes' tab and rank the processes by CPU usage, the percents don't add to 100%. For god's sake, they don't even add to 20%. On the other hand, in XP they always add to hundred percent.

    Jeez, Windows 7 is such a downgrade from XP

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    When I start up my computer it is very slow. After checking the Task Manager, there are 56 processes open / running, (even when I'm not doing or running anything). How do I know which processes I need and which ones I don't. I have a limited knowledge of computers let alone what all of these processes (under the Image Name heading) are for. If it's any use, the CPU Usage is 2-4% when nothing is running. Would this speed up my computer if I could stop some of these ??Cheers


    Go to Start; Run and type msconfig and hit OK.In the startup tab you can de-selsct superfluous programs which automatically run in the background.This will help you to decide click here

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    Hi, i hav a few querries bout the nature of the task manager processes and how i can use them to improve my system speed.

    Firstly, I have 11 different svchost.exe processes, one of which is using 222mb of memory >:|

    Also the 'System' process seems to be vital to the computers functionality. Usually it runs at just over 2mb (from start-up), but sometimes it goes as high as 14mb, with little difference, but also as low as 448kb, where my computers slows right down and becomes laggy :'(

    My brother's computer has a similar problem, where his 'System' process goes as high as 70mb, and runs incredibly slowly.

    For me this isnt a major issue, but i would like to know what it is and how I could resolve it as, especially when it goes really low, my computer speed suffers greatly and the only way to restore it is to reboot my computer.

    Also, my physical memory usage is usually between 1.5 - 2 GB, with a max of 4, which seems like alot of use when I have no applications running.

    A couple of other points:

    Internet explorer process uses 90mb memory

    In the 'Performance' section of task manager i have 3837 total physical memory, with 2563 cashed and less than 10 free :\

    So I would really appreciate some explanation on the finer points of task manager, what it all means, and if any of those points i mentioned can/should be solved

    ty ;D

    (Screenshots will follow shortly)

    Answer:Task Manager Processes Query

    Task Manager Processes (Top of mem usage list)


    Task Manager Processes (Bottom of mem usage list)

    Task Manager Performace

    I think the red line on the performance charts represents 'Kernel Times'

    Well I hope these help

    + is almost 20 million page faults for explorer.exe bad? it sounds bad

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    Is it possible to make a copy of the items listed in the Task Manager?  I don't know what most of them are, and as there are 40 - 43 processes going on I was hoping to make an easy check list to find out.  Hand writing them is a drag.I have 3179 MB of memory available for the processes, and with just the task manager itself and this one browser window open, less than 550 MB of memory are being used.  My laptop overheats and snaps off and I'm trying to identify possible causes.  Does the abundance of tasks listed in the Task Manager seem to be an issue?

    Answer:Task Manager List of Processes

    I have 83 processes running can try start->run cmd /c tasklist > processes.txt&start notepad processes.txtto get a list of processes.

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    Hi all

    I have no idea whats wrong with my laptop, and each time internet explorer crasheds, or firefox crashes, i cant do anything. Laptop slows down, or freezes, i go to task manager to end these processes, but they dont end, and i do it from the applications tab as well as processes :S :S :S sometimes 2 of the same application shows on the applications tab, both not repsonding, and it doesnt endddddddd..i have to shut down my laptop the non safe way eevery half hour i think , as this happens every half hour...please helppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp

    Answer:Task manager not ending processes..HELP!

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