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    Hey i have a screenshot of my processes .. and i;ve noticed my system running slower than usuall, now can someone tell me if any of these processes are viruses or resource hogs..

    http://img55.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img55...screen03pu.jpg

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    That's just Norton auto-protect (the one you highlighted). A lot of the others are for Norton, too. Dunno bout some of those. Try googling any non-CC... and non-NV... process that you don't know about (those are Norton)
    Last edited by Xilo; 12-12-2004 at 07:06 AM.

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    process explorer will give you more insight on what is running..

    Last edited by Ariel_001; 12-12-2004 at 07:21 AM.

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    The ones i would find Questionable are
    wdfmgr.exe
    rundll32.exe
    istsvc.exe
    usrprmpt.exe
    sapisvvr.exe
    lucoms.exe
    symlcsvc.exe
    mdm.exe
    scsiaccess.exe
    wuauclt.exe
    + you have 3 versions of messenger running wtf?

    The CORE system processes(+ internet access) that need to be running for Windows to function are the following - anything else is too much.
    csrss.exe
    ctfmon.exe
    (disable this if DONT need different languages)
    explorer.exe
    Isass.exe (x2?)
    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.
    Last edited by 100%; 12-13-2004 at 01:33 AM.

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    wdfmgr.exe
    rundll32.exe
    istsvc.exe
    usrprmpt.exe
    sapisvvr.exe
    lucoms.exe
    symlcsvc.exe
    mdm.exe
    scsiaccess.exe
    wuauclt.exe


    should i deleted those from system32?

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    NO
    first look on goggle and find out exactly what they are eg "istsvc.exe process"
    and find proper ways to disable them running at startup.
    in some cases it is simply possible to disable them via the program(in options) they are refering to - eg in program options disable running at startup
    there is plenty of topics on wdfmgr.exe
    the rundll32.exe process is essential for windows but is an annoying one and cant remember why it sometimes popsup in processes so look on google first
    Last edited by 100%; 12-12-2004 at 11:48 AM.

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    or you could simply use a startup controller utility - and simply disable them from running at startup
    try this program Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

    Last edited by 100%; 12-12-2004 at 11:51 AM.

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    You certainly don't want to delete rundll32.exe because it's a system file that allows a 32bit dll to be run as an application.
    if your font size is this small i'll add you to my ignore list because you're wasting my time, OK?

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