running in backgroud

April 10, 2009 at 14:34:09
Specs: Windows XP
I need a list of what is safe to remove, every time I remove somethings. system gives message I can't do it

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#1
April 10, 2009 at 14:53:15
How are you trying to remove these things running in the background?
There are two distinctive types of background items:
system files and installed applications (programs)both are controlled by certain services seen in control panel > admin tools > services

System files should be allowed as they are what makes your computer stable during operation.

The things you should be worrying about are start up applications that try to run in the background or at start-up...sending personal information back home and becoming resource hogs

Google for winpatrol a free and safe application that shuts down these applications but doesn't remove them or delete them.

As for a list of what is safe and not safe to disable (not remove)....visit blackviper or theeldergeek for a list of running services and the best way to shut down things.

Change Is Good
http://www.citizenlink.org/Stopligh...


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#2
April 10, 2009 at 15:17:48
You can do Start, then RUN, then type
msconfig
Then uncheck items in the Startup tab.

To find out what each Startup(or Process) item
does or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Task...
Task List Programs
OR
http://www.processlibrary.com/
The Process Library


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#3
June 2, 2009 at 21:01:02
thanks, you have helped

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