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Thread: How many system processes should you have running???

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    enoughfakefiles's Avatar Ad ministrator
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    My computer seems a bit glitchy at the moment and i can't help thinking i've got more prcesses running than i should. There are 42 running in the task manager

    I've done a hijackthis log and it didn't say anything was unsafe on hijackthis.de

    The only thing i did recently was update my graphics drivers. I have a radeon 9700 pro on a abit nf7-s motherbard. The last few times i've shut down a program .net microsoft thing doesn't shut down properly and i get one of them end now pop-ups

    Also i only 512 of ddr ram. Could it be the programs are eating more and more ram

    Thanks in advance

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    I have 29 right now, and I think that less than 30 is Ok. When it becomes more then 30 its time to do something, very often a reinstall of windows
    Last edited by cpklas; 03-08-2006 at 06:37 PM.

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    look through your processes list, and any processes that you don't know what they are, look them up on google. then uninstall/stop any process that you don't really need
    Plan for the worst, hope for the best

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    PROCESSES - Total BASICS
    You can see what processes are running on your pc by opening the task manager.(Ctrl-Alt-Delete)
    In relation to the Services and StartUp programs the CORE system processes(+ internet access) that need to be running for Windows to function are:
    csrss.exe
    ctfmon.exe (do not disable if u need different languages-quoted from Slimy)
    explorer.exe
    lsass.exe
    services.exe
    smss.exe
    svchost.exe (x4)
    spoolsv.exe (printer...)
    System
    System Idle Process
    Winlogon.exe
    (+your firewall and antivirus programs...)

    if any of the above .exes are named slightly different or are located outside of the system32 folder there is a big likelihood they are viruses.

    Source - http://www.filesharingtalk.com/vb3/t83795.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpklas
    I have 29 right now, and I think that less than 30 is Ok. When it becomes more then 30 its time to do something, very often a reinstall of windows
    so.....since I have 37 processes running, I should just reformat/reinstall?
    please.
    go smoke that shit somewhere else
    they are all legitimate processes, and my PC suffers not from them
    in fact, I've had mine up to 42 or so with no ill effect

    @100% - that guide was posted in 2004, some things have changed since then

    @effy - if the processes are legitimate, but your PC still lags,
    then, yeah, trim down on the processes
    but not just because it's over a certain number, that's pish
    if you go ending processes/startup entries all willy-nilly just to get it under, say, 30,
    you may not like the results

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    ahhh ffs...I just saw that you updated your gfx drivers
    try rolling them back to the last stable build
    Last edited by fkdup74; 03-09-2006 at 01:06 AM.
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    i have 33 and thats after 4 days of not turining off the PC and there is some useless stuff there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fkdup74
    so.....since I have 37 processes running, I should just reformat/reinstall?
    please.
    go smoke that shit somewhere else
    LOL! Ive got 26 processes running on boot. I used a reg file to disable all the unecessary processes from blackvipers site, its sucks that its down now

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    yea i have about 27, 28 at boot

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    46 is my norm, I have a lot of svchost, 7 running at the mo
    the Bugs are being debugged

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    what are those svchosts

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