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Process cleanup

By TimeParadoX
Jan 5, 2008
  1. I recently built my new computer and I have alot of processes that I have no use for ( Like Apache.exe and some other crap ) but most of them don't appear in MSConfig.

    Could someone help me clean them out? I've tried looking around one-by-one and terminating them but they appear every reboot.

    Here's a picture of my process tree, Could someone tell me which ones I don't need?

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    And here's my HJT log.

    -edit-

    How come I have 2 Apache.exe?

    I do not run a Web Server and I don't plan on running one on this computer, How do I get rid of them?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Start By Downloading Startup Control Panel
    http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
    Deselect what you don't want to run on Windows startup

    Also
    C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
    is in Services.msc (just use start then Run command)
    It takes up a lot of system resource 15Meg !

    Another point of interest
    Don't leave msconfig in diagnostic mode, better to run Startup Control Panel
     
  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    What do you mean by that?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    By disabling anything in MSconfig, you are placing it in Diagnostic mode
    This is Not clean
     
  5. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273


    In MSConfig it shows it as a Selective Boot, not Diagnostic.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Ok selective mode
    Regarding services
    http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

    I suppose from not using msconfig for so long since the days of blackviper, I have taken a bias against it, always trying to find a better alternative.

    This link is not talking specifically about "selective startup" but the "Don't Use MSconfig" has just stuck in my mind since reading these tweeks many years ago.

    That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it !
    :)
     
  7. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Thanks, I'll read that link and find out what to do. If I have questions I'll post back here. :)
     
  8. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Apparently I can't delete the Apache.exe because it came with my Motherboard with the nVidia chipset.

    I lowered my processes about 5 so now it's only at 30 compared to my other computer that ran at only 19.
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Go back to services.msc
    And put Help Service into manual
    Disable autostarts
    Then stop it

    Help still works perfectly, but does not start with Windows
     
  10. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 388

    I almost got the impression that they want us not to use MSconfig, but reading thoroughly, they're merely saying don't disable type like service.msc lol


    now you don't have to rely on that excuse any more jaja
     
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