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CPU "processes" identification

by creative_dude / April 12, 2013 12:38 PM PDT

55 cpu processes running. Some I can identify, some I have no idea where they came from. Can anyone tell me a good way to discover what I don't need? And how to get rid of them?

Win 7 "whitebox" AMD dual core 2.5 Ghz 4 gig ram .Just under 1 T HD.

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I research each one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 13, 2013 2:46 AM PDT

I use Google on each one, learn to create reports to examine with HIJACKTHIS and more research at Google.

Then again you could start taking MSDN classes.

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what I don't need?
by Bob__B / April 13, 2013 3:30 AM PDT

Varies by user.

Suggestion.......look at msconfig/startup.......use goggle.
You might have a bunch of unneeded stuff in there.
If you stop it from loading the process list shrinks.

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