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Flash525

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#1 8 years ago

Hey all, just a quick one here, swear my computer isn't as fast as it used to be, been looking through the task manager processes, and wondered if all was required or not. Also wondered whether some of the processes could be dodgy, figured I'd post it here, see what you all make of it.

I've ran my AVG and Spybot program's, they're usually okay (Spybot always comes back with something, but it's easily removed). Have also De-fragmented and cleaned up my disks too, thought I'd get this checked over too though.

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Kilobyte

What does the Fox say?

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#2 8 years ago

Not all of your processes are listed so we can't check them all. HiJackThis is a good tool that will filter out the good, from the unknown.

I haven't seen anything questionable. I cannot tell which version of 64-bit Windows you are running, but my copy of Vista Ultimate 32-bit has 68 processes running.

The other thing to consider, is how full is your hard drive?

Wheny you say slow, what do you mean by slow? Slow doing what?

AVG slows down Internet Explorer. It may also slow down "My Computer", or "My Documents", etc... Updated Drivers may slow down games. Windows Patches, or updated apps may slow down boot times.




Mr. Pedantic

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#3 8 years ago

And having crappy hard drives slow down everything. Monster's right, you have to be a bit more specific. But unless there's a specific process that's hogging CPU cycles or disk accesses, your list of processes don't matter so much. I can't see anything dodgy there, but it's a long list and I've probably missed a few processes.




*The.Doctor

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#4 8 years ago
I haven't seen anything questionable. I cannot tell which version of 64-bit Windows you are running, but my copy of Vista Ultimate 32-bit has 68 processes running.

You guys really need to do some tweaking. My Windows 7 64-bit only has 42 running right now, and that includes Steam, Opera, Afterburner, and my Razer control panel. Just sitting on the desktop im at around 36.

I'd suggest reading through some of the guides on this site: Black Viper's Web Site

The services configs help the most. Windows leaves a crapload of services running in the background for stuff you will never need or use slowing you down. I used the "Tweaked" config for Win 7 just in case anybody wants to know since the few things it disables i'll never need.

I know a couple more good windows tweaks if anybody is interested.




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#5 8 years ago

I 2nd HighjackThis, very good tool. Just zip and post your logfile here or use HijackThis.de to analyze it for you. I also like BlackViper.com, even better if you use AlacrityPC with it. Don't forget to check for startup clutter too. Having lots of unnecessary startup programs can really slow down boot times. Use Start\Run and type in msconfig, then look in the startup tab. There you can uncheck any unnecessary startups.

AlacrityPC is a tool with which you can shut down permanently or set to stop and restart (like for gaming) any background program or non essential service. It refers you to BlackViper.com to configure it. On the BV site, just look for the recommended services profiles according to your OS. They're shown on the left bar at the bottom where it says "Features: Windows Service Configurations!" Then scroll to the bottom of the services config page for your OS where the config chart is. They are categorized according to how much you want to shut down. Generally all the "Default" ones don't do much. You mainly want to look at the SAFE, Tweaked, or Bare-bones options.

As a rule of thumb all those in the SAFE list won't cause any problems. Basically the way to do it is if it's a service you know you don't mind shutting off, say for instance Messenger if you don't use that, System Restore if you don't ever use that, etc. Note that shutting down Sys Res will remove restore points already created. It's not something that you want to repeatedly stop and restart. You either choose to use it or not. The main thing to keep in mind is if you're not sure whether shutting something down will cause problems, use the SAFE setting. AlacrityPC is made by Ken Salter. The original version before Vista/W7 support was called FSAutostart and was included with Flight SIM 10. Now it is stand alone freeware. http://alacritypc.kensalter.com/




Red_Fist

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#6 8 years ago

Damn, it hurts. I am at 39 tasks Services? http://www.blackviper.com/Windows_7/service411.htm




AlDaja

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#7 8 years ago

I like IObit software tools. They also offer a Smart Ram release program that optimizes your system.




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Modern Warfare

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#8 8 years ago

RAM defraggers can be a double edged sword. Yes, they can free up RAM, but MS also warns they can cause problems, but usually just error messages vs progs not working if you use a good one. However, since MS packaged the aforementioned FSAutostart with their Flight SIM X, which has a RAM defragger, I thought I'd give it a go. It's the most effective RAM defragger I've ever used. It frees up more RAM than any other I've used (many do very little), and it also causes the fewest problems. Note I said fewest though. One trick I've picked up in RAM defragging though is it's best to reboot before doing so.




Red_Fist

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#9 8 years ago

Ok, at boot, maybe 4~5 minutes idle 52 services (counted the "running" ones) 36 processes (went to 40) Keep in mind I never use all the network crap, or any messenger programs,I do turn off windows update until I want to use it.The main thing is "Microsoft Security Essentials" as my free anti-virus running, and "Logitech Profiler" to use for assigning keys to game-pad.Then just the things windows7 uses or the system. Well upload a jpg don't work, can't attach a jpg, wtf.