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operation ivy

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i always here of all these people with 19 or even 13 background processes runinng. this is very hard for me to believe seeing as how on a good day i have 31 running. i was just wondering if anyone knew of any ways to cut some of these down. instead of writing them all down i have just attached a screen shot of my processes running at the moment.

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The followin are safe to disable.
1) Ati2evxx.exe: If u are not using the ATI's Hotkeys to change ur display settings, u can disable this.

2) alg.exe: If ur not using Windows Firewall or ICF. U can disable this too.

3)SNDSrvc.exe: If ur not using any Norton products.

4)Atiptaxx.exe: If u dont want the ATI tray icon.
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Personally I would disable of at least 13 of those tasks, but thats me.

If you want to know about a particular service/task that is running in the background just got to google.com and type the task name in the search and 99 times out of 100 you'll get a link that explains these tasks.....This is the best way to learn about background tasks.
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It all depends really. Some are needed for the system to run properly and some are not. I never let things run in the background that eats up all my memory such as messenger programs and P2P programs. It's best to close these when not in use.
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