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task manager processes

Ok so my question is when I go to my task manager and go to the processes what is suppose to be in the processes and whats not or how can you tell whats abnormal??thx.....
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Here's a start. What OS are you running and what is installed?

acrotray.exe
Acrobat Assistant that is used when printing documents to a PDF. The process should not be removed while converting documents to PDF.

ADService.exe
Active Disk Service is a component of the Iomega zip drive.

AppServices.exe
Also for the Iomega zip drive.

ccEvtMrg.exe
Associated with Symantecís Internet Security Suite. Keep it and protect your PC.

ccSetMgr.exe
Also associated with Symantecís Internet Security Suite. Keep it and protect your PC.

csrss.exe
System process that is the main executable for the Microsoft Client / Server Runtim Server Subsystem. It should not be shut down.

ctfmon.exe
Non-essential system process. If youíre using only English as the language, then it is not needed. However, itís recommended to leave it alone.

explorer.exe
This must always be running in the background. Itís a user interface process that runs the windows graphical shell for the desktop, task bar, and Start menu.

iexplore.exe
Internet Explorer browser. But why are you using it unless itís for a site that doesnít work in any other browser? Use Firefox instead.

lsass.exe
Local Security Authority Service is a Windows security-related system process for handling local security and login policies.

Navapsvc.exe, nvsrvc32.exe, and navapw32.exe
These are Symantecís North AnvtiVirus processes. They or whatever virus program you use should run all the time.

realsched.exe
RealNetworks Scheduler is not an essential process. It checks for updates for RealNetworks products. It can be safely disabled.

rundll32.exe
A system process that executes DLLs and loads their libraries.

savscan.exe
Nortons AntiVirus process. Keep it.

services.exe
An essential process that manages the starting and stopping of services including the those in boot up and shut down. Do not terminate it.

smss.exe
Session Manager SubSystem is a system process that is a central part of the Windows operating system. If you try to kill it, it will be difficultÖ hence, the importance of leaving it be.

spoolsv.exe
Microsoft printer spooler service handles local printer processes. Itís a system file.

svchost.exe x 6
You may have more than six appearances of this process or less. Itís there multiple times to handle processes executed from DLLs. Leave it there.

System
This is a file that stores information related to local hardware settings in the registry under ĎHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEí. Kill it and kiss your PCís stability bye bye.

System Idle Process
Calculates the amount of CPU currently in use by applications. This wonít go away no matter how hard you try. Donít try it, OK?

taskmgr.exe
Appears when you press Ctrl+Alt+Del.

wdfmgr.exe
Windows Driver Foundation Manager is part of Windows media player 10 and newer. Better not to stop the process.

winlogon.exe
Handles the login and logout processes. Itís essential.

winword.exe
The great Carnac says, ďYouíre running Microsoft Word.Ē

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also check out this took

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/fr.../procexp.shtml

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windows xp home.What you need to know on whats installed?Thx for the help!!!
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Individually Google the exact process names you see including the extension.
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from inside that utility you can right click and google each process as it comes up too.

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when i right click it says end proces and process tree and set priority.how do i google it?
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when i right click it says end proces and process tree and set priority.how do i google it?
You look at the name of the process, say it is PGPServ.exe

Then you open a browser
You type http://www.google.com/ into the Address line and hit enter
You then type in PGPServ.exe into the google search box
You then hit the Google Search button

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my bad dude i must have had a brain fart when i asked that question...thx...
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