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Task Manager Processes

Q: Task Manager Processes

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?
Thanks.

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A: Task Manager 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?
Thanks.




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 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!
 

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

http://www.softtreetech.com/24x7/archive/49.htm
 

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heyal,

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....

 

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

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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.
 

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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?
Thanks.
 

A:Task Manager processes

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm

http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/vsmon/

http://www.windowsstartup.com/wso/browse.php
 

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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.
 

A:Task Manager Processes

OK,

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,
Ryan
 

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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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Hi,

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 ?

Thanks...

A: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!)

BUT....

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.

A:Task Manager Processes

i usehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/filedb/http://www.programchecker.com/default.aspxhttp://www.processlibrary.com/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/

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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:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version7\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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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?
 

A:Task Manager Processes

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

The answer to your question can be found by going here:http://www.answersthatwork.com/ and clicking on task list.
 

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Hi,
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.
Thanks.
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
3400+
1.80 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM
Physical Adress Extension
 

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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

A:task manager..54 processes

Hello,

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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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?​
 

A: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

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

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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Hi,

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?

J.

A: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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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

A: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) issues...as 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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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?

A: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: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ssExplorer.mspx

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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=http://www.freeserve.com
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

A: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:-
http://www.blackviper.com/

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 believe this is my first post on BleepingComputer.com 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.

A:Task Manager And Processes

The first place to start would be http://www.blackviper.com - 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: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/ If it's not listed there, then try googling for it.

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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 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.
 

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Is this some kind of malware, or something? It's never happened to me before...
 
http://i.imgur.com/qMLtAXH.png

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

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http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm

and

http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/
http://www.windowsstartup.com/wso/browse.php?l=1
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm
http://www.3feetunder.com/krick/startup/list.html
http://www.djbdesigns.com/wtvzone/startup.html
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
 

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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.

A:Task manager processes

I would recommend www.sysinfo.org . 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

A: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 www.eldergeeks.com for a list.

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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?
 

A:Task Manager: Processes Help

http://ask-leo.com/what_processes_in_windows_task_manager_should_i_be_wary_of.html
http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/index.html

http://ask-leo.com/svchost_and_svchostexe_crashs_cpu_maximization_viruses_exploits_and_more.html
 

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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:

IEXPLRE.EXE
taskmgr.exe
rnathchk.exe
realsched.exe
spamsub.exe
PSfree.exe
rundll32.exe
pcsvc.exe
hpztsb04.exe
mmtask.exe
shwicon2k.exe
NAVAPSVC.EXE
apg.exe
ltmsg.exe
ALCXMNTR.exe
spoolsv.exe
CCAPP.EXE
CCEVTMGR.EXE
CCSETMGR.EXE
HpqCmon.exe
svchost.exe
hpsysdrv.exe
svchost.exe
explorer.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
hpqtra08.exe
lsass.exe
services.exe
winlogon.exe
csrss.exe
smss.exe
eber.exe
PCHButton.exe
System
System Idle Process
That's all of them in order as they appear, what do they mean? are any of them bad or useless?
 

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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

A:task manager processes

I looked up all the ones I didn't already know about on processlibrary.com 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 installed..you shouldn't use both.

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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

Regards

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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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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:

taskmgr
isuspm
myagttry (TWO of these running)
pdvdaxsrv
wuauclt (TWO of these running)
iaanotif
8169diag
igfxsrvc
jusched
svchost (SIX of these things running!)
igfxtray
hkcmd
igfxpers
rthdcpl
mpfsrv
hwapi
explorer
alg
jqs
engine server
spoolsv
mcshield
isass
services
winlogon
csrss
smss
iaantmon
mygtsvc

then i also had

system
systemidlepross

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?...)

thanks

A: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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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.

A: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.

Shawn

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Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/505772/windows-explorer-restarting-continiously/ - 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 http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/ but when I did that my security said that it was dangerous to my computer???? so what to do now??? thanks

A: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 to...is 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.
 
Louis

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I noticed that my computer currently has 41 processes running, and that number seemed a little high to me. I looked through some of the processes and noticed a couple suspicious processes, such as ALCXMNTR. I am pretty sure that my computer is infected.

I ran Spybot S&E 1.4, Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06r1, and Microsoft AntiSpyware.

This is my HiJack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:23:08 PM, on 7/31/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
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A:Suspicious processes in task manager...

Hi Monkey_O

Actually, the log isn't that bad.
The only item I'd recommend removing would be:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCNT] C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\BCNT.EXE

Which seems to be related to WeatherBug, which is adware.

ALCXMNTR.EXE is a dodgy entry which you can disable from Startup.

It's Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Monitor. It's a "Spyware" type file used surreptitiously monitor one's actions.
It is not a sinister one, like remote control programs, but it is being used by Realtek to gather data about customers.
 

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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.
 

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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.

A: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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I don't know what it is but this has been an ongoing problem for me with win7 x64 when I shut down an application or one crashes the program seems to close but is still running in task manager. For instance firefox does this all the time the current release and priors, I'll close it and then reopen it only to tell me that firefox is already running! So you open task manager and attempt to kill the process and you get nothing. What is causing this and is there a fix? It's driving me nuts!

A:Task Manager not killing processes!!

Not sure what is causing it for you, but I prefer to use Process Explorer Process Explorer instead of windows task manager. It seems to do better with killing them.

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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
 

A: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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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.
 

A:Processes not terminating in task manager

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Hello,

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

A:I have 120+ processes running on Task Manager

Sounds like a virus/malware:
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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,
Grim
 

A:Task Manager processes question.

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

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

Other tasklist processes you can review here:

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
 

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I was weary when under my task manager, after my internet would randomly just fail to do anything on this computer randomly, Notepad.exe was there (without being opened) as a "System" file. I immediately ran my Symantec anti-virus just to find nothing. So, I promptly installed Avast! Anti-virus (disabled my current anti-virus's protection during the installation) and it found one virus (I forget, sounded like El Dorado or something) which the anti-virus took care of, I assume. When doing a boot-time virus scan it found about 4 more, then it stopped finding them. At this point I uninstalled Avast! and re-enabled my Symantec anti-virus.
Great, but then I noticed mshta.exe and later CLI.exe appearing far too many times (seems to only occur with one program at a time and it takes a little while for a new one to appear) than they should in the task manager and the same unusual breaks in the computer being able to load anything or just suddenly not connecting to the internet (with the connection running fine on the other computer connected to the router and the computer never telling me that the LAN connection was down.) Alright, so I assumed that Avast wouldn't find everything, so I installed AVG and once again swapped anti-viruses and scanned the computer. AVG found 1 virus, which is fine (I believe it was connected with my Java files.) Alright, so I disabled the real-time protection, updates, etc with the AVG and enabled my Symantec anti-virus. A few ho... Read more

A:Processes in task manager too many times

HiPlease run the following:Download OTL and save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it.Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt.
Note:These logs can be located in the OTL. folder on you C:\ drive if they fail to open automatically.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply. You may need two posts to fit them both in.

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Hello:

Concerning Windows XP... In working on a MalWare infection, I found references (some in advertising) to the notion that Task Manager will not show all of the processes running on your system.

1. Are there any processes other than rootkit-type MalWare which would not be shown in Task Manager? Or to put it another way, would any legitimate process not be shown in Task Manager? If so, is there some common name for such processes?

2. If legitimate processes wouldn't show, why not?

3. Would a legitimitate process like this (assuming there are any) show up in a program that finds rootkits? If not, are there any programs which will show them?

I no longer trust my Windows installation and am going to rebuild it from the ground up. I want to keep track of each and every process that runs on the rebuild so I'll have a leg up if/when something goes wrong next time.

Thanks for any info
 

A:What processes will not be shown in Task Manager?

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A: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.
http://search.support.microsoft.com...uery=point32.exe&QuerySource=gsfxSearch_Query
 

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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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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
 

A:Task manager not ending processes..HELP!

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