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    When I bring up the windows task manager and then go to processes it says that i have like 36 processes going, even if only this forum and the task manager are running. I was wondering if this was normal or if it was a bunch of spyware/adware crap i unintentionally got. How many processes do you all have? How many is normal?

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    TheDave's Avatar n00b
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    i got 34

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    Adaware is a decent program for clearing crappy adware off your PC.

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    i got 21. runnign emule and ieexplorer.

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    ive got 34

    dont worry about it
    just get good AV, firewall and Adaware and u should be ok
    get adaware from www.lavasoftusa.com

    most of the processes are part of windows and loaded on system boot.
    There are 10 types of people in the world those who understand binary and those who dont

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    I think that you should only worry about the USER processes, if it gets anymore than 20 then you've prolly got a lot of spyware, but here are some processes which place themselves on startup (with no possibility to remove them even though m$config claims to do so) and aren't necessary:

    realsched.exe (Real Player something)
    realevent.exe (Real Player something)
    ctfmon.exe (Something having to do with Office XP)

    Spyware processes include:

    gator.exe
    gain.exe
    save.exe
    bonzi.exe

    And many more... just use Adaware to remove them.

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    Startup processes are a different story than ongoing ones. To sort out startup programs IMO there is none better than jv16 PowerTools. Makes it real easy.

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    Okay thx guys i was just wondering

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    Check out procexp from www.sysinternals.com . It gives you alot of information regarding each process which should help you decide whether it's dodgy or not.

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