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Getting rid of bad processes

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Is there a program of some sort that can get rid of processes i dont need? there are 45 running and i know i dont need all of those but i dont know which ones to close nor do i want to go through there manualy closing each one, so if there is a program please tell me.
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Unfotunately you do have to go through each one manually. The best way I have found is to start with the top of the list... and search for the name on your comptuer. For example... "ypager.exe" If you search for that you will find the yahoo messenger file. If it's not obvious what an exe file is, then go to the properties of the file and the version tab. Some processes that are critical to windows that you should not even bother going through are:

svchost.exe (least 5 of these is normal)
explorer.exe (windows interface)
lsass.exe
services.exe
smss.exe
system
system idle process
winlogon.exe

So those ones are the only required to run windows. Also just closing it in task manager will not do the job; it will come back the moment you reboot your pc. To prevent this, goto to the run box and type in "msconfig". Click the startup tab and start unchecking things you don't need. Good luck!
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The only way you can really sort yourself out when it comes to processes is to run ''MSCONFIG'' in the run bar and disable any programs you dont use from starting up..then got to the ''SERVICES'' tab and disable any services you dont need....information on this is in my window XP optimizer guide so hopefully that will help you.
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