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svchost.exe who many instances are needed


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Kessel

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Hi,

I am wondering how many instances of svchost are needed when running windows.

In a Firewall program called Agnitium Outpost Firewall I have about 14 instanes of it, they are running on ports:

2 instances of 1900
3017
2 insances of 123
3014
3004
3005
1025
1035
DCOM
5000
3003
2869

I would like to know, appart from the above, how to find a way to limt the number of programs that start when windows does ( NOT star menu programs which I can control but system files and things. I know for a fact that a computer works much faster if these can be limited.

Lastly, does anyone have anything bad to say about XP Service Pack 2, appart from IBM <_<


Thanks,

Eric
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Go to Start....Run....Type in "msconfig" without the quotes. Click "OK" . Go to the start-up tab and look at what runs at start-up. Uncheck the things that you don't want running when you start up the machine. Some programs are essential.

For details on each start-up item, go to the start-up list at:

http://computercops.biz/
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Here's another good tool for identifying startup items, and disabling the unwanted.

http://www.geekstogo...tion=show&id=11
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If you want to take this further, here is somewhere you can find out about the service hosts. www.tweaktown.com
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Kessel

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Hi,

Thanks for the info guys .

I'll have a look.

SP 2 is really good, at least I recomend it - and what more recomendation could you need <_<

Eric
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