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Hi there,

My computer is running quite slow recently.

When i click Ctrl Alt Delete, then click on processes, there is around 54 processes running?

When i end processes it speeds up my computer, but only processes like blutooth manager etc...

I end some other processes and it does things to my computer like doesnt show my desktop etc, so i restart my computer and it all works again.

My question is, what processes can you end and what ones and important and you shouldnt end?

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Click start then run, type msconfig then press enter then start up, remove the ticks from most things there, the exceptions being firewall and anti virus / anti spyware programmes, click apply and reboot, tick do not start the configuration utility when windows loads to the desktop, click apply

The programmes will still run, but only when you need them, they will take longer before being available to use
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I'm fond of Mike Lin's StartUpCPL which puts a tab in your Control Panel.
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

54 processes is a lot to boot to. I have Norton and a couple of optionals running at start up, and I still only get 33 processes.

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OK,

I can see the big list, but there is like loads there and i dont know what ones to disable?

Can i give you a big list of them all and i will post it up here and then you can tell me what ones to disable?

Thanks! :whistling:
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Check them here using the links at the top

http://www.3davenue.com/startup/
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And remember, Google is your friend...

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Hi, if you go to off toppics here, there is a thread about "just one program", there I have linked easycleaner because it is so simple and yet, it controls startups, history, cookies, files, spacesaving, processes, etc., etc., it is for the ultimet normal person's tool, yes it is free and yes it just lumps everything together so you are not thinking at some time now where was that place that I must go to do x or z. The bad thing about it is that the selfintroduction reads "hi, my name is tony and I am 14years old, hope you like my program" like there is no hope for someone my age then :-)
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Ive looked at...

http://www.3davenue.com/startup/

But it wasnt much help because most of my processes wernt in there.

Could i post a list of all my processes up here and you tell me what ones to end ?

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Go for it
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Ok, here is the list...

processes.jpg
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Hi Allsortshop.

The list of processes you gave are difficult for us to analyze it would be easier if you make us a startup log from hijackthis.

Hijackthis

Extract "Hijackthis" into its own folder and run it.

> Click on "Open the Misc Tools Section"
> Then click "Generate StartupList Log"

Save the log here. this will make it so much easier to analys your processes. Thanks.... :whistling:
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I almost started to work this list, but I'm really cranky today. If that were a text file, I could cut and paste. Some of that stuff I would have to Google, and that is what I suggested you do in the last post, so why should I? Many of the processes running are Norton or Windows, and belong there. Things like your iPod and printer don't have to be (hint: HP can hog as many resources as Norton if you let it.) I gave you a link to Mike Lin's program which will let you experiment with your start up preferences rather simply, without going through msconfig.

If you were a newbie, I might take the time to do that list line by line, but I've read many of your posts, and know you are experienced and computer savvy enough to do it your own self. Here's the deal- if you get stuck, or have a legit question, I'll help.

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ps if you really think Firefox is "more trustworthy" than IE you are fooling yourself. They both have their vulnerabilities, and Firefox is attracting enough attention to warrant exploitation now, too.
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Ok, here is the startup list notepad file attached....

Attached File  startuplist.txt   9.18KB   78 downloads
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That is not a start up list, that is a running processes (HJT) log.

Which entry do you have a question about in your start up list?
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Sorry I am just reposting his log here for members to view better. My sole comment is that Norton is a known resorce hog which slows the machine a lot, perhaps a lighter one then, oh and a Spring clean of the comp would be good move here.



StartupList report, 14/04/2006, 21:40:19
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\HijackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
* Using default options
==================================================

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Dit.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atwtusb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VM_STI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BricoPacks\Vista Inspirat\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BricoPacks\Vista Inspirat\YzShadow\YzShadow.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

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Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
Stardock ObjectDock.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\BricoPacks\Vista Inspirat\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
Y'z Shadow.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\BricoPacks\Vista Inspirat\YzShadow\YzShadow.exe

Shell folders Common Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
BTTray.lnk = ?
HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Quick Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ONENOTEM.EXE

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Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Userinit.exe

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

SunJavaUpdateSched = C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
hpsysdrv = c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
HotKeysCmds = C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
KBD = C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
Recguard = C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
VTTimer = VTTimer.exe
ccApp = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
AGRSMMSG = AGRSMMSG.exe
PS2 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics = "C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
HP Software Update = "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe"
HP Component Manager = "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
Symantec NetDriver Monitor = C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
Dit = Dit.exe
IgfxTray = C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
eBayToolbar = C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTBDaemon.exe
gcasServ = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
atwtusb = atwtusb.exe beta
MediaFace Integration = C:\Program Files\Fellowes\MediaFACE 4.0\SetHook.exe
QuickTime Task = "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
iTunesHelper = "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
BigDogPath = C:\WINDOWS\VM_STI.EXE Vimicro USB PC Camera LTI301P

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

MsnMsgr = "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
Acme.PCHButton = C:\PROGRA~1\PRESAR~1\Presario\XPHWWRS4\plugin\bin\PCHButton.exe
ctfmon.exe = C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

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Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

Shell=*INI section not found*
SCRNSAVE.EXE=*INI section not found*
drivers=*INI section not found*

Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

Shell=Explorer.exe
SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\System32\logon.scr
drivers=*Registry value not found*

Policies Shell key:

HKCU\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*
HKLM\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*

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Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
(no name) - C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTB.dll - {22D8E815-4A5E-4DFB-845E-AAB64207F5BD}
(no name) - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1}
NAV Helper - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll - {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD}
(no name) - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7}

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Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

Norton AntiVirus - Run Full System Scan - Owner.job
Symantec NetDetect.job

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Enumerating Download Program Files:

[CKAVWebScan Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky On-line Scanner\kavwebscan.dll
CODEBASE = http://www.kaspersky...can_unicode.cab

[Shockwave ActiveX Control]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Director\SwDir.dll
CODEBASE = http://download.macr...director/sw.cab

[Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\LegitCheckControl.DLL
CODEBASE = http://go.microsoft....k/?linkid=39204

[{20048BB3-DB68-11CF-9CAF-00AA006CB425}]
CODEBASE = http://download.007g...es/msnnames.cab

[Minesweeper Flags Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\minesweeper.dll
CODEBASE = http://messenger.zon...er.cab31267.cab

[WUWebControl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuweb.dll
CODEBASE = http://update.micros...b?1119474554453

[FileSharingCtrl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\fsmsngr-en.dll
CODEBASE = http://appdirectory....sharingctrl.cab

[MUWebControl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\muweb.dll
CODEBASE = http://update.micros...b?1133296050468

[MessengerStatsClient Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\messengerstatsclient.dll
CODEBASE = http://messenger.zon...nt.cab31267.cab

[Symantec Download Bridge]
InProcServer32 = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Symdlbrg.dll
CODEBASE = https://a248.e.akama...ol/SymDlBrg.cab

[MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\MsnMessengerSetupDownloader.ocx
CODEBASE = http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab

[NsvPlayX Control]
InProcServer32 = C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\NSV\NSVPLA~1.DLL
CODEBASE = http://www.nullsoft....ayx_vp3_mp3.cab

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash8.ocx
CODEBASE = http://fpdownload.ma...ent/swflash.cab

[{E1FFA9C5-7F7F-4E80-B5C8-667D8C81DC5E}]
CODEBASE = http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab

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Enumerating ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad items:

PostBootReminder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
CDBurn: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
WebCheck: C:\WINDOWS\System32\webcheck.dll
SysTray: C:\WINDOWS\System32\stobject.dll

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End of report, 9,539 bytes
Report generated in 0.422 seconds

Command line options:
/verbose - to add additional info on each section
/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/full - to include several rarely-important sections
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only
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