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I noticed I am running a lot of backgroud proceeses , but i dont know which are important and which are not needed?

this is the list of programs running on startup:

-Adobe Reader Spe
-EPSON Status Moni
-Logitech Desktop M
-Logitech SetPoint

can u plz tell me which ones should I disable?

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No, but Google can

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Enter each one of those into a Google search, and you should be able to figure out what each one of them does. Then you can decide if you want to leave it running or not.

Also, since your spellcheck seems to be on the fritz, "please" isn't spelled "plz", but "please". Our schools are having a hard enough time imparting basic grammar and language skills as it is, we don't need people contributing to the problem with this texting garbage.

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I think you may be confusing Startup items with Services.

The items you list I am sure are Startup programs. To learn which Startup programs and services you need see the post at
You will find that most of them are a matter of personal preference, and that you can safely uncheck/disable [nearly] all of them.

BTW, the startup item "RECGUARD" is one of the most important startup programs. It protects the Automatic System Recovery partition on your computers hard drive. Never uncheck or disable it.

Hope this is helpful.


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Here's a couple of places that might be simpler than Google:

Process Explorer is what Taskmanager wants to be when it grows up:
Download (free) from link at bottom of page.

"Services" in XP run under multiple instances of the process "svchost." It is normal to have several svchost at the same time. For good information about "Services" in XP :

"jusched" is the Java update client. Since Java only updates a few times a year, I have that stopped, and manually check for updates from the Java applet in the Control Panel.

I suggest a friendly program like WinPatrol to control startup processes. It makes it easy to go back and "undo" a change if you don't like it. WinPatrol also acts like a watchdog (you'll see) for your system, helping you prevent changes to settings that you do not actively choose.

Many users report problems with "ctfmon" defying startup control and returning at next boot. For explanation and how to turn it off see my post:

I hope these suggestions help you get started. Please post back with your progress.

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RE: what Taskmanager wants to be when it grows up

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good analogy. Happy

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One of them I found

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confused me, so it'll probably confuse a new task manager too. It was Isass.exe. Lsass.exe is an essential windows process, but Isass is the big trojan. The trouble is with the fonts you can't tell the difference between an I and an L.

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It depends where it is

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If the version of Lsass.exe is held in the C:\Windows\System32\ folder, then it is OK.

If it is held elsewhere on the system, then they have the W32.Nimos.Worm virus or some other virus.

Also, there is a Lsasss.exe which, if found on a system, means they have the W32.Sasser.E.Worm.


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