Saving task manager config

By UnWarierMage224
Dec 16, 2006
  1. This might be a stupid question, but bear with me..

    So I just went through in task manager and killed all the processes I don't need.

    Is there any way to save this configuration?
    I know about sysconfig, so is it just a matter of going through again and correlating what I kill to what sysconfig displays, or is there an easier way?


  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    Killing in TM is temporary, once you reboot they will come back

    Services can be stopped fully under Start > Run > Services.msc.

    Also go to regedit (Start > Run >Regedit and find
    HKLM> Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current version > Run

    This is the reg key for all apps that load at start up.

    Also Start > Run > Msconfig, last tab "startup"

    Golden Rule of registry /services editing, unless you know what it is, DONT stop it, it may bugger windows completley,

    You have been warned...

  3. UnWarierMage224

    UnWarierMage224 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Thanks for the advice!

    However, one more question...

    For some reason, I have multiple instances of the process "svchost.exe" running... is that normal or can I kill most of them?

  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    no leave that alone its a windows thing and shouldnt be touched,

  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    ^ svchost is a windows process and most software on the machine needs it there to work properly. (i closed one once and it initiated a shutdown command :D)

    Only kill it if you know 100% that it doesn't come from the %systemroot%\system32 folder or the footprint is different than those reported from the net. Some malware use this file name to hide itself, like the one i dub the "setup.exe/autorun.inf bug", which a quick virus scan should show you if its true or not.
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