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Unusually High Number of Processes with Windows

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Don't know why, but over the last month I've had abnormally high Windows processes occuring and working for the entire time my computer is on.

At Startup there was 58 processes, and during regular use when the computer has been on for many hours it is about 53 or 55.

This seems to be taking a big toll on my RAM, as I never have more than 50% RAM available. I was just wodnering if anybody could help me find some unecessary processes to remove and stop them from starting in the first place. Thanks. Or of there is even possibly something wrong with my computer.

P.S It is not due to numerous installed programs, as I do not autorun unecessary things. Taskbar is fairly small, and about 4/8 taskbar icons are for security/anti virus alone.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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Since we've no idea what software you use and how you prefer to have each one configured, it's impossible to tell you what processes can be disabled except for the default Windows ones, and it's unlikely to be any of them anyway which are responsible for the high number.

I recommend you install 'HijackThis', run it and submit the log to the Malware forum. Read the "sticky" posts first on that forum which is here:
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