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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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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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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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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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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?
 

A:Task Manager (processes)

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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,

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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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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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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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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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

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

A:Task manager processes

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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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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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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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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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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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
R0 - HKLM\Sof... Read more

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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
 

A:Processes in Task Manager

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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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Running Win 8.1 on HP laptop.
Task Manager shows Disk at 100% but only a couple on tasks show any HDD activity.

I assume that there are hidden processing eating up my HDD (and CPU).

How do I see what else is running?
 

A:Solved: Task Manager - how to see all processes

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Hello everyone

I've run into a baffling problem: my Task manager is suddenly failing at closing processes - could be anything from web browser* to iTunes to a game's patcher*. The Application window will be empty, but under process, I'll find the program. Trying to end it results in the warning message only. I don't get an error of any sort. The warning pops up, I hit OK and the program continues to run.

Consequently (I think) my PC won't shut down or reboot and I have to hit the reset button or cut the power source.

What is going on?

*under normal circumstances, everything is pretty alright. It's only when say Chrome crashes due to a Flash error (happens a lot recently!) that I encounter all sorts of problems trying to kill the process.

Here are my specs:
Windows XP SP3 Version 2002, 3.00 GHz, 3.25 GB of RAM.

I ran a Malwarebytes scan and it showed nothing. Also installed and ran Hijackthis and my log is posted if anyone is interested.
Thanks for reading and appreciate any help you can give me

A:Task Manager can't kill processes

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My computer has slowed considerably lately, The task manager is showing usually about 55 or 60 processes happening at the same time, I don't know which to keep and which to delete(or how)some say network, of system network. But most just have my name, being the com. Administrator.
I know there's a way to stop these processes permanently and speed up my computer. I've defragmented and cleaned the hard drive, can you help me stop these background programs from running. Please help. thanks Alot

A:Task Manager shows 50-70 Processes. Too Much!? Help

Click Start
Click "Run"
Type "msconfig.exe"
Click the "Startup" tab
Check off the boxes of certain programs that look familiar to you that you don't want running during startup. Examples would be AIM, Itunes, etc.

Also, you can usually end all processes in the task manager that include your specific User Name. The only one you shouldn't end is explorer.exe (it's the program that displays your desktop)

If it says LOCAL SERVICE, NETWORK SERVICE, or SYSTEM next to it, Don't end it.

Finally, a computer usually does contain a lot of processes. My computer, right now, is running 61 processes. There are a lot more reasons for why your computer could be running slow besides the processes.

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My cpu is at 50% while in task manager there are no processes adding up to 50%I've used CCleaner, Auslogics Registry cleaner but to no avail. Here is the Hijack This log:++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 19:52:38, on 14/06/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\SafeSurf\cssurf.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cfp.exeC:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exeC:\Program Files\Taskbar Shuffle\taskbarshuffle.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exeC:\Windows\system32\Taskmgr.exe... Read more

A:My cpu is at 50% while in task manager there are no processes adding up to 50%

Problem resolved: I formatted the hard disk - yes the easy way out . Well no-one replied but if anyone was intending to, thank you.

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Hi,
I have a problem with a rogue programme running during gaming that causes full-screen gaming to flicker. The software appears to launch a window overlay that causes the flickering. I can't see the process in task manager because it seems to close as soon as I'm out of full-screen gaming. Is there anyway to record processes occuring during gaming that I can then view to identify the problem?
 

A:Record processes using something like task manager

Have you tried running a malware programs . To see if this may be your problem. Sounds like you may have some malware. If running a spyware or malware problem dose not help. You might want to jump over to the Virus and malware subforum here at Techspot.
 

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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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When ever i open up task manager and go to processes and see 10 duplicate of one thing , and i guess that should not happen .That is why am writing to you people , because i don't know what to do.
 

A:Problem with processes in Task Manager

Are you referring to the svchost.exe entry in the Task Manager?
It's normal for it to have several entries with the same name.

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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)

A:Task Manager Processes Query

Task Manager Processes (Top of mem usage list)

http://http://www.anticheatinc.net/forums/imagehosting/235344a650c74723e6.jpg

Task Manager Processes (Bottom of mem usage list)

http://www.anticheatinc.net/forums/imagehosting/235344a650c74335de.jpg

Task Manager Performace

http://www.anticheatinc.net/forums/imagehosting/235344a650c74a86eb.jpg

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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Hi, recently I've been downloading programs to check if my computer was infected by anything or was there anything running unusual in the background, I have Trend Micro Internet Security Pro and some other security software's but I don't run them at the same time. Getting to the point I've downloaded dds.scr as instructed by a moderator in a different thread which I didn't post I just downloaded. Can you please examine it? I used Security task manager to check if any processes were running high in CPU but apparently that was a virus of some sort which was hard to manually remove, but I'm not sure if it's removed, anyways can you please examine the whole thing, don't worry much about looking for the security task manager.I appreciate your help, and thank you very much.Here are the few logs; DDS.TXT & Attach.txt.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Jack at 10:37:19.73 on Wed 08/11/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18928 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2137 [GMT 10:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:&#... Read more

A:Task manager processes; possible infections?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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People tell me that 106 processes means something is wrong. Only two or three show numbers (low numbers) under the column "CPU". I have MANY applications installed in my system.

Does 106 processes still mean there's a problem even if I have MANY applications? The system doesn't run slow; it only starts up slow.

I use a SONY VAIO AR250G with XP SP2.
 

A:Task Manager Shows 106 Processes

I think you could kill a lot of Startup programs. It would increase your boot speed.

Post a HJT log and we'll assist you in deleting unnecessary entries.
 

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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
 

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

A:Windows XP processes in Task Manager

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

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