Need help on process

Dec 6, 2010
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  1. i need some help on process i have like 85 process running while just surfing net
    i don't know which one to kill
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    First; you don't go around just killing off processes; you disable them and then reboot.

    Two kinds of thing are at issue here
    1. programs set to autorun for you
    2. system services autostarted
    In the former list, you can easily control what is or is not autostarted when you logon.

    The system services are seen Start->run->services.msc

    but then you should have an idea of what's running and what is not necessary according to your useage
  3. PGXkiLlER

    PGXkiLlER TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    okay so when you disable 'em from services.msc and then if you start program which requires processor to run which is disable then it should be turn on by it self right? and if i close programme then it should be disable by it self ?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    • disable means disable, do not run
    • auto means run at boot time
    • MANUAL allows
      • you to start it manually
      • or it will start if so needed
    However, regardless of how a service is started, it stays running until reboot or manually stopped.

    Again, you need some background on what can be manipulated and some services are just better left alone :wave:
  5. PGXkiLlER

    PGXkiLlER TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    sorry for late bump so is there anyway that you can save process of taskmanager so when it'll restart nxt i won't have to stop it going through task manager again?
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    no idea of what you are asking ....
  7. g3rsiu

    g3rsiu TS Rookie Posts: 40


    unless you identify what is starting the process you can't prevent it

    from how you are describing the problem I also suggest caution while doing this - you can end up creating more problems than solving

    one blunt way would be to see the exe name and do a regedit search for it if it's a startup entry.

    be more specific about what you like to remove and google the filename to get a clue what it does
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Now you have a good learning opportunity to learn more about viewing and controlling
    > Your program startups and your System Services

    1. Program Startups
    HERE's an excellent tutorial about Program Startups, how to control them and a database decscribing most common startups so you can decide if you really need them to startup on every restart

    2. System Services
    Some excellent resources to learn about and control your services
    > Black Viper describes services, helps determine if you need them on Automatic, Manual, or you can Disable
    > You can use msconfig tool to "tweak" services while in "Diagnostic" mode to experiment till you decide you get them right
    > Once done "tweaking" things i do NOT recommend using msconfig to store your new run-time service startup configuration. (msconfig was designed as a diagnostic/test tool). Also see
    > Another great, helpful tool is Serviwin. See here. You can also use it to save a report of your current services and their start settings so you can keep a report on archive if you ever needed to recall what they were before your last "tweak" session

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