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awriternot

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Hi!  I have been keyword searching and trying to self analyze, but as you can imagine, it's like herding cats trying to find consistent & comprehensive information all in one place.  So....as you might imagine, I was all excited when I stumbled across this forum! I'm a firm believer in first trying to find information yourself before wasting the time of others.  But, I've done as much myself as I'm comfortable with - and my eyes are exhausted hopping from one webpage to another as I'm googling things....lol.

 

I did see a post where you asked for some specific things before you could offer your expertise, so I hope I am posting this correctly. I also tried to give as much info in my specs profile that I thought you might need.  I had to abbreviate a bunch of stuff.  If some of it is totally irrelevant to you, I can delete.

 

One other piece of advice I would appreciate is: do you have a recommendation of a tutorial or website/link that can help me understand my performance readings?  The Task Manager has all of this great information that I have no idea how to interpret. (e.g., the moving green and blue CPU graphs, %'s of various memory and CPU readings, why the Process screen in Task Manager hops around non-stop, what the various colors mean that are within the same box, and in the Resource Monitor.....where in the heck does the Monitoring Recordings get stored?  I'm assuming that since there is a start and a stop, there is somewhere that I can retrieve it should I need advice or to to evaluate?).  Basically, I just want a tutorial resource that can break it all down for me so that I can understand it myself or at least not sound like a moron when I'm trying to discuss it...lol

 

So - now that I just exhausted you with my drawn out inquiries, I'll paste the information.  What can I disable, delete, modify to optimize my performance? I am getting rid of Norton.  My company requires TrendMicro if I want to remote or VPN in, should I not have my work laptop with me.  Thank you so much!!!

 

The info is both attached and pasted below.  I know people have various reading preferences.  Please let me know if I shouldn't do one or the other. :)

 

"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" "" "" "" "9/12/2014 1:42 PM"
+ "HotKeysCmds" "hkcmd Module" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe" "1/16/2014 12:59 PM"
+ "IgfxTray" "igfxTray Module" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe" "1/16/2014 12:58 PM"
+ "Persistence" "persistence Module" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe" "1/16/2014 12:58 PM"
+ "TCrdMain" "TOSHIBA Function Key Main Module" "TOSHIBA Corporation" "c:\program files\toshiba\hotkey\tcrdmain_win8.exe" "10/8/2013 2:47 AM"
+ "TecoResident" "Resident module of eco Utility" "TOSHIBA Corporation" "c:\program files\toshiba\teco\tecoresident.exe" "1/4/2014 2:59 AM"
+ "TSSSrv" "TOSHIBA System Settings Service" "TOSHIBA Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\toshiba\system setting\tsssrv.exe" "10/21/2013 5:49 AM"
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" "" "" "" "9/12/2014 1:41 PM"
+ "KeNotify" "KeNotify MFC Application" "TOSHIBA CORPORATION" "c:\program files (x86)\toshiba\utilities\kenotify.exe" "3/31/2010 11:20 PM"
+ "TSVU" "TOSHIBA Display Setup Launcher" "TOSHIBA" "c:\program files\toshiba\toshiba smart view utility\tossmartviewlauncher.exe" "7/23/2013 3:10 AM"
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components" "" "" "" "4/3/2014 10:49 AM"
+ "Browsing Enhancements" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/22/2013 4:29 AM"
+ "DirectDrawEx" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/22/2013 4:29 AM"
+ "Internet Explorer Help" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/22/2013 4:29 AM"
+ "Internet Explorer Setup Tools" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/22/2013 4:29 AM"
+ "Microsoft Windows" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/22/2013 4:29 AM"
+ "Microsoft Windows Script 5.6" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/22/2013 4:29 AM"
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components" "" "" "" "12/30/2014 9:24 PM"
+ ".NET Framework" "Acrobat Install On Demand" "Adobe Systems, Inc." "c:\program files (x86)\adobe\reader 11.0\esl\aiodlite.dll" "9/5/2013 6:29 AM"
+ "Active Directory Service Interface" "Acrobat Install On Demand" "Adobe Systems, Inc." "c:\program files (x86)\adobe\reader 11.0\esl\aiodlite.dll" "9/5/2013 6:29 AM"
+ "Adobe Reader User Settings" "Acrobat Install On Demand" "Adobe Systems, Inc." "c:\program files (x86)\adobe\reader 11.0\esl\aiodlite.dll" "9/5/2013 6:29 AM"
+ "Amazon 1Button App  Configuration" "Amazon 1Button App For Taskbars" "Amazon" "c:\program files (x86)\amazon\amazon1buttonapp\amazon1buttontaskbarapp.exe" "2/22/2014 12:53 PM"
+ "Browsing Enhancements" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/21/2013 9:13 PM"
+ "DirectDrawEx" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/21/2013 9:13 PM"
+ "Dynamic HTML Data Binding" "Google Chrome Installer" "Google Inc." "c:\program files (x86)\google\chrome\application\40.0.2214.91\installer\chrmstp.exe" "1/20/2015 7:26 PM"
+ "Google Chrome" "Google Chrome Installer" "Google Inc." "c:\program files (x86)\google\chrome\application\40.0.2214.91\installer\chrmstp.exe" "1/20/2015 7:26 PM"
+ "HTML Help" "Acrobat Install On Demand" "Adobe Systems, Inc." "c:\program files (x86)\adobe\reader 11.0\esl\aiodlite.dll" "9/5/2013 6:29 AM"
+ "Internet Explorer Core Fonts" "Acrobat Install On Demand" "Adobe Systems, Inc." "c:\program files (x86)\adobe\reader 11.0\esl\aiodlite.dll" "9/5/2013 6:29 AM"
+ "Internet Explorer Help" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/21/2013 9:13 PM"
+ "Internet Explorer Setup Tools" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/21/2013 9:13 PM"
+ "Microsoft Windows" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/21/2013 9:13 PM"
+ "Microsoft Windows Script 5.6" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\windows mail\winmail.exe" "8/21/2013 9:13 PM"
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" "" "" "" "1/14/2015 8:45 PM"
+ "GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_A5C8717E1632A7C9D3E83A693EC7247B" "Google Chrome" "Google Inc." "c:\program files (x86)\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe" "1/8/2015 3:18 PM"
+ "GUDelayStartup" "Glary Utilities StartupManager" "Glarysoft Ltd" "c:\program files (x86)\glary utilities 5\startupmanager.exe" "10/17/2014 1:14 AM"
+ "Pokki" "Host App Service Updater" "Pokki" "c:\users\mikki\appdata\local\pokki\engine\hostappserviceupdater.exe" "1/4/2015 12:56 PM"
"HKLM\Software\Classes\*\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers" "" "" "" "1/14/2015 8:45 PM"
+ "Glary Utilities" "Context Menu Handler" "Glarysoft Ltd" "c:\program files (x86)\glary utilities 5\x64\contexthandler.dll" "6/16/2014 9:30 PM"
+ "Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu" "Norton Internet Security Shell Extension Module" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\norton internet security\engine64\21.6.0.32\navshext.dll" "9/21/2014 1:19 AM"
"HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Classes\*\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers" "" "" "" "1/14/2015 8:45 PM"
+ "Glary Utilities" "Context Menu Handler" "Glarysoft Ltd" "c:\program files (x86)\glary utilities 5\contexthandler.dll" "6/16/2014 9:30 PM"
"HKLM\Software\Classes\Drive\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers" "" "" "" "1/14/2015 8:45 PM"
+ "Glary Utilities" "Context Menu Handler" "Glarysoft Ltd" "c:\program files (x86)\glary utilities 5\x64\contexthandler.dll" "6/16/2014 9:30 PM"
+ "Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu" "Norton Internet Security Shell Extension Module" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\norton internet security\engine64\21.6.0.32\navshext.dll" "9/21/2014 1:19 AM"
"HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Classes\Drive\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers" "" "" "" "1/14/2015 8:45 PM"
+ "Glary Utilities" "Context Menu Handler" "Glarysoft Ltd" "c:\program files (x86)\glary utilities 5\contexthandler.dll" "6/16/2014 9:30 PM"
"HKLM\Software\Classes\Directory\Background\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers" "" "" "" "9/12/2014 1:21 PM"
+ "igfxcui" "igfxpph Module" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\igfxpph.dll" "1/16/2014 12:58 PM"
"HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Classes\Folder\Shellex\ColumnHandlers" "" "" "" "4/14/2014 5:42 AM"
+ "PDF Shell Extension" "PDF Shell Extension" "Adobe Systems, Inc." "c:\program files (x86)\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\pdfshell.dll" "5/11/2013 3:34 AM"
"HKLM\Software\Classes\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers" "" "" "" "1/14/2015 8:45 PM"
+ "Glary Utilities" "Context Menu Handler" "Glarysoft Ltd" "c:\program files (x86)\glary utilities 5\x64\contexthandler.dll" "6/16/2014 9:30 PM"
+ "Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu" "Norton Internet Security Shell Extension Module" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\norton internet security\engine64\21.6.0.32\navshext.dll" "9/21/2014 1:19 AM"
"HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Classes\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers" "" "" "" "1/14/2015 8:45 PM"
+ "Glary Utilities" "Context Menu Handler" "Glarysoft Ltd" "c:\program files (x86)\glary utilities 5\contexthandler.dll" "6/16/2014 9:30 PM"
"HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers" "" "" "" "1/13/2015 12:54 AM"
+ " SkyDrivePro1 (ErrorConflict)" "Microsoft OneDrive for Business Extensions" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\vfs\programfilesx64\microsoft office\office15\grooveex.dll" "11/11/2014 6:13 PM"
+ " SkyDrivePro2 (SyncInProgress)" "Microsoft OneDrive for Business Extensions" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\vfs\programfilesx64\microsoft office\office15\grooveex.dll" "11/11/2014 6:13 PM"
+ " SkyDrivePro3 (InSync)" "Microsoft OneDrive for Business Extensions" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\vfs\programfilesx64\microsoft office\office15\grooveex.dll" "11/11/2014 6:13 PM"
"HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects" "" "" "" "1/13/2015 12:54 AM"
+ "Lync Browser Helper" "Microsoft Lync" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\vfs\programfilesx64\microsoft office\office15\ochelper.dll" "11/4/2014 1:43 AM"
+ "Microsoft SkyDrive Pro Browser Helper" "Microsoft OneDrive for Business Extensions" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\vfs\programfilesx64\microsoft office\office15\grooveex.dll" "11/11/2014 6:13 PM"
"HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions" "" "" "" "1/13/2015 12:54 AM"
+ "Lync Click to Call" "Microsoft Lync" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\vfs\programfilesx64\microsoft office\office15\ochelper.dll" "11/4/2014 1:43 AM"
+ "OneNote Lin&ked Notes" "Microsoft OneNote Internet Explorer Add-in" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\vfs\programfilesx64\microsoft office\office15\onbttnielinkednotes.dll" "11/11/2014 6:12 PM"
+ "Se&nd to OneNote" "Microsoft OneNote Internet Explorer Add-in" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\vfs\programfilesx64\microsoft office\office15\onbttnie.dll" "11/11/2014 6:06 PM"
"HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions" "" "" "" "1/9/2015 11:39 PM"
+ "OneNote Lin&ked Notes" "Microsoft OneNote Internet Explorer Add-in" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\office15\onbttnielinkednotes.dll" "11/4/2014 1:35 AM"
+ "Se&nd to OneNote" "Microsoft OneNote Internet Explorer Add-in" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\office15\onbttnie.dll" "11/11/2014 5:35 PM"
"Task Scheduler" "" "" "" ""
+ "\GlaryInitialize 5" "Glary Utilities Initialize" "Glarysoft Ltd" "c:\program files (x86)\glary utilities 5\initialize.exe" "8/31/2014 7:43 PM"
+ "\GU5SkipUAC" "Glary Utilities 5" "Glarysoft Ltd" "c:\program files (x86)\glary utilities 5\integrator.exe" "1/4/2015 8:36 PM"
+ "\Microsoft Office 15 Sync Maintenance for MIKKI-TOSHIBA-Mikki Mikki-Toshiba" "Microsoft Office Document Cache" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\office15\msosync.exe" "11/4/2014 1:33 AM"
+ "\Microsoft OneDrive Auto Update Task-S-1-5-21-1408412627-1709909317-1034996530-1001" "Microsoft OneDrive" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\users\mikki\appdata\local\microsoft\skydrive\skydrive.exe" "9/18/2014 11:17 PM"
+ "\Microsoft\Office\Office Automatic Updates" "Microsoft Office Click-to-Run Client" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\clientx64\officec2rclient.exe" "11/4/2014 1:46 AM"
+ "\Microsoft\Office\Office Subscription Maintenance" "Office Subscription Licensing Heartbeat" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\root\vfs\programfilescommonx86\microsoft shared\office15\olicenseheartbeat.exe" "11/11/2014 5:28 PM"
+ "\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo" "" "" "c:\windows\system32\gathernetworkinfo.vbs" "7/18/2013 9:53 AM"
+ "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing\UpdateLibrary" "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows media player\wmpnscfg.exe" "8/22/2013 5:15 AM"
+ "\Norton Internet Security\Norton Error Analyzer" "Symantec Error Reporting" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\norton internet security\engine\21.6.0.32\symerr.exe" "1/30/2014 2:30 PM"
+ "\RTKCPL" "Realtek HD Audio Manager" "Realtek Semiconductor" "c:\program files\realtek\audio\hda\ravcpl64.exe" "2/24/2014 2:23 AM"
+ "\Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements" "Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit Enhancements" "Synaptics Incorporated" "c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntpenh.exe" "2/20/2014 9:21 PM"
+ "\TOSHIBA\Service Station" "TOSHIBA Service Station" "TOSHIBA Corporation" "c:\program files\toshiba\toshiba service station\toshibaservicestation.exe" "9/24/2013 12:49 PM"
"HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services" "" "" "" "1/23/2015 10:39 PM"
+ "AdobeARMservice" "Adobe Acrobat Updater keeps your Adobe software up to date." "Adobe Systems Incorporated" "c:\program files (x86)\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\armsvc.exe" "11/20/2014 12:03 PM"
+ "AtherosSvc" "Atheros BT Stack Service Agent" "Windows ® Win 7 DDK provider" "c:\program files (x86)\bluetooth suite\adminservice.exe" "3/19/2014 12:46 AM"
+ "ClickToRunSvc" "Manages resource coordination, background streaming, and system integration of Microsoft Office products and their related updates. This service is required to run during the use of any Microsoft Office program, during initial streaming installation and all subsequent updates." "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\microsoft office 15\clientx64\officeclicktorun.exe" "11/11/2014 6:01 PM"
+ "cphs" "Intel® Content Protection HECI Service - enables communication with the Content Protection FW" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\syswow64\intelcphecisvc.exe" "6/13/2013 5:35 PM"
+ "gupdate" "Keeps your Google software up to date. If this service is disabled or stopped, your Google software will not be kept up to date, meaning security vulnerabilities that may arise cannot be fixed and features may not work. This service uninstalls itself when there is no Google software using it." "Google Inc." "c:\program files (x86)\google\update\googleupdate.exe" "11/6/2014 11:49 AM"
+ "gupdatem" "Keeps your Google software up to date. If this service is disabled or stopped, your Google software will not be kept up to date, meaning security vulnerabilities that may arise cannot be fixed and features may not work. This service uninstalls itself when there is no Google software using it." "Google Inc." "c:\program files (x86)\google\update\googleupdate.exe" "11/6/2014 11:49 AM"
+ "ICCS" "Intel® Integrated Clock Controller Service - Intel® ICCS" "Intel Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\intel\intel® integrated clock controller service\iccproxy.exe" "4/24/2012 2:46 PM"
+ "Intel® Capability Licensing Service Interface" "Version: 1.28.506.1" "Intel® Corporation" "c:\program files\intel\txe components\tcs\heciserver.exe" "7/1/2013 12:08 PM"
+ "Intel® Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface" "Version: 1.28.506.1" "Intel® Corporation" "c:\program files\intel\txe components\tcs\socketheciserver.exe" "7/1/2013 12:08 PM"
+ "MBAMScheduler" "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scheduler" "Malwarebytes Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\malwarebytes anti-malware\mbamscheduler.exe" "9/11/2014 7:29 PM"
+ "MBAMService" "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware service" "Malwarebytes Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\malwarebytes anti-malware\mbamservice.exe" "11/20/2014 2:08 PM"
+ "MozillaMaintenance" "The Mozilla Maintenance Service ensures that you have the latest and most secure version of Mozilla Firefox on your computer. Keeping Firefox up to date is very important for your online security, and Mozilla strongly recommends that you keep this service enabled." "Mozilla Foundation" "c:\program files (x86)\mozilla maintenance service\maintenanceservice.exe" "1/8/2015 11:41 PM"
+ "NIS" "Norton Internet Security" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\norton internet security\engine\21.6.0.32\nis.exe" "8/20/2014 5:39 PM"
+ "ose" "Saves installation files used for updates and repairs and is required for the downloading of Setup updates and Watson error reports." "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\source engine\ose.exe" "11/7/2012 4:37 AM"
+ "TMachInfo" "TOSHIBA Machine Information Service" "TOSHIBA Corporation" "c:\program files\toshiba\toshiba service station\tmachinfo.exe" "9/24/2013 12:48 PM"
+ "TOSHIBA eco Utility Service" "TOSHIBA eco Utility Service" "Toshiba Corporation" "c:\program files\toshiba\teco\tecoservice.exe" "9/10/2013 9:01 PM"
+ "WdNisSvc" "Helps guard against intrusion attempts targeting known and newly discovered vulnerabilities in network protocols" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows defender\nissrv.exe" "8/22/2014 4:10 PM"
+ "WinDefend" "Helps protect users from malware and other potentially unwanted software" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows defender\msmpeng.exe" "8/22/2014 4:09 PM"
+ "WMPNetworkSvc" "Shares Windows Media Player libraries to other networked players and media devices using Universal Plug and Play" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows media player\wmpnetwk.exe" "2/22/2014 4:06 AM"
"HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services" "" "" "" "1/23/2015 10:39 PM"
+ "3ware" "LSI 3ware SCSI Storport Driver" "LSI" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\3ware.sys" "4/11/2013 4:49 PM"
+ "ADP80XX" "PMC-Sierra Storport  Driver For SPC8x6G SAS/SATA controller" "PMC-Sierra" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\adp80xx.sys" "7/12/2013 3:47 PM"
+ "amdsata" "AHCI 1.3 Device Driver" "Advanced Micro Devices" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\amdsata.sys" "7/8/2013 4:54 PM"
+ "amdsbs" "AMD Technology AHCI Compatible Controller Driver for Windows - AMD64 platform" "AMD Technologies Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\amdsbs.sys" "12/11/2012 3:21 PM"
+ "amdxata" "Storage Filter Driver" "Advanced Micro Devices" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\amdxata.sys" "7/8/2013 4:45 PM"
+ "arcsas" "Adaptec SAS RAID WS03 Driver" "PMC-Sierra, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\arcsas.sys" "7/8/2013 6:50 PM"
+ "athr" "Qualcomm Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN device driver" "Qualcomm Atheros Communications, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\athwbx.sys" "2/14/2014 4:35 AM"
+ "b06bdrv" "Broadcom NetXtreme II GigE VBD" "Broadcom Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\bxvbda.sys" "2/4/2013 1:47 PM"
+ "bcmfn2" "BCM Function 2  Device Driver" "Windows ® Win 7 DDK provider" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\bcmfn2.sys" "8/2/2013 5:59 PM"
+ "BHDrvx64" "SONAR Engine Driver" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\norton internet security\nortondata\21.1.0.18\definitions\bashdefs\20150106.001\bhdrvx64.sys" "12/31/2014 8:16 PM"
+ "BtFilter" "Qualcomm Atheros BtFilter Driver" "Qualcomm Atheros" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\btfilter.sys" "2/21/2014 2:31 AM"
+ "ccSet_NIS" "Common Client Settings Driver" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nisx64\1506000.020\ccsetx64.sys" "9/23/2013 9:58 PM"
+ "CeKbFilter" "Toshiba Flash Cards Support Driver" "Compal Electronics, INC." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\cekbfilter.sys" "7/11/2012 9:22 PM"
+ "ebdrv" "Broadcom NetXtreme II 10 GigE VBD" "Broadcom Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\evbda.sys" "4/8/2013 8:30 AM"
+ "eeCtrl" "Symantec Eraser Control Driver" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\common files\symantec shared\eengine\eectrl64.sys" "11/25/2014 2:15 PM"
+ "EraserUtilRebootDrv" "Symantec Eraser Utility Driver" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\common files\symantec shared\eengine\eraserutilrebootdrv.sys" "11/25/2014 2:15 PM"
+ "GUBootStartup" "The driver for the Startup Manager tool" "Glarysoft Ltd" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\gubootstartup.sys" "10/12/2014 6:58 PM"
+ "HpSAMD" "Smart Array SAS/SATA Controller Media Driver" "Hewlett-Packard Company" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\hpsamd.sys" "3/26/2013 3:36 PM"
+ "iaLPSSi_GPIO" "Intel® Serial IO GPIO Controller Driver" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\ialpssi_gpio.sys" "6/26/2013 8:22 AM"
+ "iaLPSSi_I2C" "Intel® Serial IO I2C Controller Driver" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\ialpssi_i2c.sys" "6/26/2013 8:22 AM"
+ "iaStorAV" "Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver (inbox) - x64" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\iastorav.sys" "7/31/2013 6:00 PM"
+ "iaStorV" "Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver - x64" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\iastorv.sys" "4/11/2011 12:48 PM"
+ "IDSVia64" "Symantec Intrusion Prevention Driver" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\norton internet security\nortondata\21.1.0.18\definitions\ipsdefs\20150123.001\idsvia64.sys" "12/18/2014 4:58 PM"
+ "igfx" "Intel Graphics Kernel Mode Driver" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\igdkmd64.sys" "1/16/2014 1:00 PM"
+ "intaud_WaveExtensible" "Intel® WiDi Solution" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\intelaud.sys" "12/17/2013 4:47 PM"
+ "IntcAzAudAddService" "Realtek® High Definition Audio Function Driver" "Realtek Semiconductor Corp." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtkvhd64.sys" "3/11/2014 6:56 AM"
+ "IntcDAud" "Intel® Display Audio Driver" "Intel® Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\intcdaud.sys" "11/27/2013 8:25 AM"
+ "iwdbus" "Intel® WiDi Solution" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\iwdbus.sys" "12/17/2013 4:47 PM"
+ "LPCFilter" "LPCFilter" "COMPAL ELECTRONIC INC." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\lpcfilter.sys" "7/10/2012 6:38 PM"
+ "LSI_SAS" "LSI Fusion-MPT SAS Driver (StorPort)" "LSI Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\lsi_sas.sys" "3/28/2013 11:42 AM"
+ "LSI_SAS2" "LSI SAS Gen2 Driver (StorPort)" "LSI Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\lsi_sas2.sys" "3/28/2013 11:45 AM"
+ "LSI_SAS3" "LSI SAS Gen3 Driver (StorPort)" "LSI Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\lsi_sas3.sys" "3/15/2013 5:38 PM"
+ "LSI_SSS" "LSI SSS PCIe/Flash Driver (StorPort)" "LSI Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\lsi_sss.sys" "3/15/2013 5:39 PM"
+ "MBAMProtector" "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" "Malwarebytes Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys" "9/3/2014 11:50 AM"
+ "MBAMSwissArmy" "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" "Malwarebytes Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys" "9/19/2014 4:14 PM"
+ "MBAMWebAccessControl" "Malwarebytes Web Access Control" "Malwarebytes Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\mwac.sys" "6/17/2014 8:07 PM"
+ "megasas" "MEGASAS RAID Controller Driver for Windows" "LSI Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\megasas.sys" "7/23/2013 3:08 PM"
+ "megasr" "LSI MegaRAID Software RAID Driver" "LSI Corporation, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\megasr.sys" "6/3/2013 4:02 PM"
+ "mvumis" "Marvell Flash Controller Driver" "Marvell Semiconductor, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\mvumis.sys" "3/20/2013 11:14 AM"
+ "NAVENG" "AV Engine" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\norton internet security\nortondata\21.1.0.18\definitions\virusdefs\20150123.003\eng64.sys" "11/15/2014 3:15 AM"
+ "NAVEX15" "AV Engine" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\norton internet security\nortondata\21.1.0.18\definitions\virusdefs\20150123.003\ex64.sys" "11/15/2014 3:14 AM"
+ "nvraid" "NVIDIA® nForce™ RAID Driver" "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvraid.sys" "9/12/2011 6:01 PM"
+ "nvstor" "NVIDIA® nForce™ Sata Performance Driver" "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvstor.sys" "9/12/2011 5:53 PM"
+ "RSP2STOR" "Realtek Pcie CardReader Driver for 2K/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8" "Realtek Semiconductor Corp." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtsp2stor.sys" "1/3/2014 2:06 AM"
+ "RTL8168" "Realtek 8101E/8168/8169 NDIS 6.30 64-bit Driver                " "Realtek                                            " "c:\windows\system32\drivers\rt630x64.sys" "12/17/2013 9:30 PM"
+ "secdrv" "Macrovision SECURITY Driver" "Macrovision Corporation, Macrovision Europe Limited, and Macrovision Japan and Asia K.K." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\secdrv.sys" "9/13/2006 7:18 AM"
+ "SiSRaid2" "SiS RAID Stor Miniport Driver" "Silicon Integrated Systems Corp." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\sisraid2.sys" "9/24/2008 12:28 PM"
+ "SiSRaid4" "SiS AHCI Stor-Miniport Driver" "Silicon Integrated Systems" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\sisraid4.sys" "10/1/2008 3:56 PM"
+ "SmbDrvI" "Synaptics SMBus Driver" "Synaptics Incorporated" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\smb_driver_intel.sys" "2/20/2014 9:02 PM"
+ "SRTSP" "Symantec AutoProtect" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nisx64\1506000.020\srtsp64.sys" "8/20/2014 2:56 PM"
+ "SRTSPX" "Symantec AutoProtect" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nisx64\1506000.020\srtspx64.sys" "6/13/2014 11:27 AM"
+ "stexstor" "Promise SuperTrak EX Series Driver for Windows x64" "Promise Technology, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\stexstor.sys" "11/26/2012 6:02 PM"
+ "SymDS" "Symantec Data Store" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nisx64\1506000.020\symds64.sys" "7/30/2013 5:29 PM"
+ "SymEFA" "Symantec Extended File Attributes" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nisx64\1506000.020\symefa64.sys" "2/27/2014 5:32 PM"
+ "SymELAM" "Symantec ELAM" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nisx64\1506000.020\symelam.sys" "6/4/2012 7:04 PM"
+ "SymEvent" "Symantec Event Library" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\symevent64x86.sys" "7/26/2013 8:26 PM"
+ "SymIRON" "Iron Driver" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nisx64\1506000.020\ironx64.sys" "5/20/2014 4:27 PM"
+ "SymNetS" "Network Security Driver" "Symantec Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nisx64\1506000.020\symnets.sys" "2/13/2014 5:25 AM"
+ "SynTP" "Synaptics Touchpad Win64 Driver" "Synaptics Incorporated" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\syntp.sys" "2/20/2014 8:54 PM"
+ "Thotkey" "Toshiba Hotkey Driver" "Windows ® Win 7 DDK provider" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\thotkey.sys" "10/31/2013 2:14 AM"
+ "tosrfec" "TOSHIBA Bluetooth EC Driver" "TOSHIBA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\tosrfec.sys" "10/30/2013 9:20 PM"
+ "TVALZ" "TOSHIBA ACPI-Based Value Added Logical and General Purpose Device Driver" "TOSHIBA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\tvalz_o.sys" "7/25/2012 5:23 PM"
+ "TXEIx64" "Intel® Trusted Execution Engine Interface" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\txeix64.sys" "1/12/2014 7:08 AM"
+ "viaide" "VIA Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver" "VIA Technologies, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\viaide.sys" "8/22/2013 5:40 AM"
+ "vsmraid" "VIA RAID DRIVER FOR AMD-X86-64" "VIA Technologies Inc.,Ltd" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\vsmraid.sys" "1/23/2013 2:35 PM"
+ "VSTXRAID" "VIA StorX RAID Controller Driver" "VIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\vstxraid.sys" "1/21/2013 1:00 PM"
"HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32" "" "" "" "1/15/2015 9:57 PM"
+ "msacm.l3acm" "MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codec for MSACM" "Fraunhofer Institut Integrierte Schaltungen IIS" "c:\windows\system32\l3codeca.acm" "8/22/2013 5:32 AM"
"HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32" "" "" "" "9/12/2014 1:26 PM"
+ "msacm.l3acm" "MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codec for MSACM" "Fraunhofer Institut Integrierte Schaltungen IIS" "c:\windows\syswow64\l3codeca.acm" "8/21/2013 10:03 PM"
+ "vidc.cvid" "Cinepak® Codec" "Radius Inc." "c:\windows\syswow64\iccvid.dll" "8/21/2013 10:03 PM"
"HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{7ED96837-96F0-4812-B211-F13C24117ED3}\Instance" "" "" "" "1/13/2015 5:30 AM"
+ "{5FDD51E2-A9D0-44CE-8C8D-162BA0C591A0}" "Microsoft Camera Codec Pack" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\microsoft camera codec pack\microsoftrawcodec.dll" "10/1/2014 11:06 PM"
"HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{7ED96837-96F0-4812-B211-F13C24117ED3}\Instance" "" "" "" "1/13/2015 5:30 AM"
+ "{5FDD51E2-A9D0-44CE-8C8D-162BA0C591A0}" "Microsoft Camera Codec Pack" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\microsoft camera codec pack\microsoftrawcodec.dll" "10/1/2014 10:34 PM"
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Htmlfile\Shell\Open\Command\(Default)" "" "" "" "8/22/2013 9:43 AM"
+ "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" "Internet Explorer" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" "10/30/2014 9:14 PM"
"HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\KnownDlls" "" "" "" "3/18/2014 4:06 AM"
+ "_Wow64" "" "" "File not found: C:\Windows\syswow64\Wow64.dll" ""
+ "_Wow64cpu" "" "" "File not found: C:\Windows\syswow64\Wow64cpu.dll" ""
+ "_Wow64win" "" "" "File not found: C:\Windows\syswow64\Wow64win.dll" ""
"HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors" "" "" "" "1/23/2015 8:03 PM"
+ "EPSON WF-2530 Series 64MonitorBE" "EPSON Bi-directional Monitor AMD64" "SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION" "c:\windows\system32\e_ylmive.dll" "4/18/2011 10:13 PM"
+ "HP B011 Status Monitor" "Print Status Language Monitor" "Hewlett-Packard Co." "c:\windows\system32\hpinkstsb011lm.dll" "1/11/2012 4:31 AM"
 

 

 

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:welcome:    awriternot,

 

Please follow the directions provided below starting with Autoruns

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.

2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".

3: Click on the Filter out Microsoft & Windows results.

4: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.

5: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.

6: Attach it to your next reply.

Autoruns Tutorial

 

2nd: Download and run TFC the computer should automatically re-boot on completion but if not do it manually.

 

3rd: Defrag your HDD with Auslogic (free) please note that I am not suggesting that you use any other product or service at the link.

 

Couple of other things to consider are what size HDD do you have and how much free storage space is available, you should always have between 15 and 20% of the overall capacity available, do not have more than 1 AV program running as it causes slowness as the programs fight for control of system resources, this can lead to instability and/or crashes.

 

What AV do you use, some use a lot more system resources than others Norton and AVG are excellent but very demanding.

 

To speed up your boot times find any unnecessary programs linked to start up "how to" below;

 

Go to Start, type MSCONFIG into the search field/box and then press Enter.

Click on the start-up Tab.

Look at each line that has a check in the box, these are start-up items, with the exception of Windows programs and your AV software uncheck the ones you do not want to run at start-up.


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Thank you so much! I bookmarked the site so I could come back and then it got lost in my bookmarks! LOL  I'm attaching it but let me know if I should copy and paste the results instead.

 

Can you tell from this data what I can disable and/or delete? The computer is virtually brand new, I just want to get rid of unnecessary bloatware and start up stuff.  

 

AV - Trend Micro Maximum (required by work) - I removed Norton.

 

Specs:

OS - 8.1 ; 6.3.9600 Build 9600- x64
Satellite C55-B; SKU - PSCMLU
® Celeron® CPU N2830 @ 2.16GHz, 2159 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS - TOSH1.40, 7/25/2014; SMBIOS Vs.- 2.8
Embed Contr- 1.40; BIOS Mode- UEFI
PCR7 Config- N; Hrdw Abstract Layer- Vs. = "6.3.9600.17196"
RAM- 4.00 GB; Tot lhy Memory- 3.89 GB; Avlb Phys Memory- 1.27 GB
Tot Virt Memory- 6.72 GB; Avlb Virtl Memory- 2.98 GB

 

Do you also have recommendation of a tutorial or website/link that can help me understand my performance readings?  The Task Manager has all of this great information that I have no idea how to interpret:

 

·         How to read the moving green and blue CPU graphs;

·         %'s of various memory and CPU readings;

·         Why the Process screen in Task Manager hops around non-stop;

·         What the various colors mean that are within the same box and in the Resource Monitor; and

·         Where in the heck do the Monitoring Recordings get stored?  I'm assuming that since there is a start and a stop, there is somewhere that I can retrieve it should I need advice or to evaluate?

 

Basically, I just want a tutorial resource that can break it all down for me so that I can understand it myself or at least not sound like a moron when I'm trying to discuss it...lol

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In order to help you get rid of the OEM bloatware, we need to know what's installed on it :)

3Al62Pm.pngList Installed Programs
  • Download MiniToolBox and move it to your Desktop;
  • Execute it by double-clicking on it;
  • Check the "List Installed Programs" checkbox;
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  • Click on the Go button;
  • Once the scan is complete, a log will open.
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  • Copy/paste (select the Notepad, press Ctrl + A then Ctrl + C to copy, and Ctrl + V to paste) the content of the output log in your next reply;

Also, to address your Task Manager questions, almost nobody talks about the graphs, colors, etc. so its not needed to learn about them, but if you really want to I can tell you :P
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