To Much Running ~HELP~PLEASE

Hewlett-packard / Compaq presario
April 12, 2009 at 14:08:31
Specs: Windows XP
How can I find out what needs to run on start up? I don't know what I need or what I can get rid of. Is there a place I can get a list of necessary programs for start up?? I only use my computer for play no business. Don't know much about them.

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#1
April 12, 2009 at 14:48:51
Anti-virus and firewall are all that you need to run at startup. Anything else is easily started when needed.

You might also want to check BlackViper's Service Configuration page (google it) for a list of services that can be disabled, many of which are security threats anyway.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#2
April 12, 2009 at 15:09:58
Click start, ... click run.... type in... msconfig... then click ok

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#3
April 12, 2009 at 22:26:49
Well you could just use some anti virus to know what is not even needed to be ran in your computer. Also try to use a firewall to prevent any kind of unauthorized internet actions.

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#4
April 12, 2009 at 22:52:50
Start > Run > type msconfig > and select "Startup tab".

Unchecked all unwanted startup and click OK.

You can use only antivirus startup, internet connection and system security startup.And all startup is not necessary.


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#5
April 13, 2009 at 04:53:01
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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#6
April 13, 2009 at 22:58:03
Also why don't you try to go the task manager> process. Research every .EXE that pops up on the list. End the process that you don't really need.

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#7
April 15, 2009 at 19:33:54
Here are a list of applications that are not essential:

Alerter
Clipbook
Computer Browser
Fast User Switching
Human Interface Access Devices
Indexing Service (Slows the hard drive down)
Messenger
Net Logon (unnecessary unless networked on a Domain)
Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security)
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)
Remote Procedure Call Locater
Remote Registry (disabled for extra security)
Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)
Server
SSDP Discovery Service (this is for the utterly pointless
"Universal P'n'P", & leaves TCP Port 5000 wide open)
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Telnet (disabled for extra security)
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Upload Manager
Windows Time
Wireless Zero Configuration (for wireless networks)
Workstation

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#8
April 16, 2009 at 01:47:45
But still it's better to use a Antivirus and Anti spyware to make sure you won't remove any important Programs.

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