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HOW DO I STOP TOO MANY RUNNING PROCESSES WHEN I BOOT UP?


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I am using that pc running windows xp home edition, & Umm... seeing as you guys know your stuff I wanted some help if possible. It seems to me that when I turn on this pc there are at least 30 processes that begin when I start this pc up (I checked by pressing alt-tab-del). I also have three icons that start in the little right hand corner as well. Those are: the windows volume control, In CD (I have a dvd burner - I can't find a way to disable this icon), McAfee Security Center (Which I can't seem to disable for startup either), and a netscape web accelorator (that I also can't disable at start up). I'm have "System Mechanic 4" on my pc, which has a thing called "startup manager" where you can disable any startup process (This is what I want to use to disable them because you can easily enable them later). Now my question is which ones should I disable at startup? (I want to disable them ALL except the volume control, and the "In cd" icon (There is no "In cd" option in my programs list or a shortcut on my desktop. I don't know if I have to leave some processes running for windows to work. So which ones should I get rid off, and which ones should I leave? If it were up to me I would like to get rid of all of them so my pc runs fast and leave the ones that need to load windows, and the volume windows icon in the lower corner bar, and the "In Cd" icon (Or find a way to make a shortcut on my desktop for that if you can also tell me a way to do so). Please write me back and let me know.

I WANT MY PC TO BOOT UP AND RUN WITH NOTHING LOADED!!!!! OTHER THAN WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN MY PC.

I have dial up internet so the Mcafee icon means nothing to me. I figure I am not in threat of virus attack since I have to connect for the internet to turn on. & I can just turn on McAfee before I do connect. Unless I'm wrong.....

I was told by a friend that the only ones I should'nt disable is explorer and systemexe? or something like that. That those should be the only two running processes when I load up...

PLEASE HELP!!!

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You need to list what you have so we can advise which ones to disable.
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To help us figure out what you can disable during startup, do the following:

Please download HiJackThis (from the link in my signature) Install it, and double-click on the HiJackThis.exe icon. On the first screen click on Open the Misc Tools Section...on the next screen, click on the Generate StartupList log button and post a copy of the log here. You need not check either of the boxes next to this button.

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Thanks for telling me what to do so far. I downloaded the hijack this and here is my "generate startup list". Hope you can help me furthermore. Here it is:

StartupList report, 2/15/2006, 2:11:02 PM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : E:\Desktop Dumps\HijackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* 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\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Netscape Online\ICC\NetscapeCC.exe
C:\Program Files\Netscape Online Accelerator\slipaccel.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
E:\Desktop Dumps\HijackThis.exe

--------------------------------------------------

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

SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
MCUpdateExe = C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\McUpdate.exe
MCAgentExe = C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\McAgent.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 key 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\Netscape Online Accelerator\PBHelper.dll - {4115122B-85FF-4DD3-9515-F075BEDE5EB5}
(no name) - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}

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Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

Tune-up Application Start.job

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Enumerating Download Program Files:

[Hewlett-Packard Online Support Services]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\HPISDataManager.dll
CODEBASE = https://h20278.www2....DataManager.CAB

[VerifyGMN Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\hpobjinstaller_gmn.dll
CODEBASE = http://h20270.www2.h...staller_gmn.cab

[McAfee.com Operating System Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\mcinsctl.dll
CODEBASE = http://download.mcaf...01/mcinsctl.cab

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

[DwnldGroupMgr Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\McGDMgr.dll
CODEBASE = http://download.mcaf...,23/mcgdmgr.cab

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Winsock LSP files:

Protocol #1: C:\PROGRA~1\NETSCA~2\sliplsp.dll
Protocol #2: C:\PROGRA~1\NETSCA~2\sliplsp.dll
Protocol #3: C:\PROGRA~1\NETSCA~2\sliplsp.dll
Protocol #9: C:\PROGRA~1\NETSCA~2\sliplsp.dll

--------------------------------------------------

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

--------------------------------------------------
End of report, 4,965 bytes
Report generated in 1.261 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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In all honesty you don't have that much running on your system. But there is one major no-no I see, and that is that you have McAfee Security Suite installed. What I suggest you do is uninstall it and download a free antivirus program. I recommend AVG Antivirus which can be found HERE. It is free with frequent defintion updates to keep it current on the newest threats.

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This is a handy free program that adds a tab to your control panel. You can uncheck anything you don't want to load at boot. Make sure you do not ever uncheck your security programs if you have an "always on" connection.
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

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