Number of processes



On any given day/time, my PC has approx 50 or so processes running. The
User Name varies between SYSTEM, LOCAL SERVICE, NETWORK SERVICE, and my
user name. I'm retrieving this information from the Windows Task
Manager. And because of this, my CPU Usage is typically around

If I do a screen print, could someone help me in determining which ones
I REALLY need and which ones I could change via the services.msc applet
and make those MANUAL?

Speaking of services.msc, if I add up the number of "Started"
processes/services in the STATUS column, there are 57. Should this
number and the task manager number coincide? Or am I comparing apples
to oranges?

Thank you....DrB


I maybe mistaken here, and someone will offer a correction, but I just
checked my list of processes (62 running 3% cpu load) and looked at
services.msc and I could not see a connection between the two.

I believe you're comparing apples and oranges.

Wesley Vogel

No need for a screen print.

Open System Information...
Start | Run | Type: msinfo32 | Click OK |
Click [+] Software Environment to expand the list |
Click on Running Tasks | Click on the right hand pane
to give it focus | Hit Ctrl + A to Select All | Hit Ctrl + C
to copy | Paste into a message.

Update your antivirus software and run a full system scan.

Update whatever anti-spyware applications that you have and run a full
system scan with each one.

You might want to start in Safe Mode to run your antivirus and anti-spyware

Running a full system antivirus scan or anti-spyware scan in Safe Mode can
be a good idea. Some viruses and other malware like to conceal themselves
in areas Windows protects while using them. Safe mode will prevent those
applications access and therefore unprotect the viruses or other malware
allowing for easier removal.

How to start Windows in Safe Mode Windows XP

Hope this helps. Let us know.

MS-MVP Windows Shell/User


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