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Why Do I Have So Many Processes Running? Very Slow PC

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Hi All, I didn't know how to copy and paste all the processes I am currently showing as running so I am typing them here. Its ridiculous! The list keeps getting longer and longer. The only window I currently have open is Internet Explorer. Some of these processes are listed twice or three times. All have the exe extention at the end:

 

BRYNSVC

ipoint

BrStMonW

BrccMCt1

pptd4Ont

wmiprvse

Dropbox

Serach Protection

hpwuschd2

HPBootop

DMAScheduler

hpqste08

taskmgr

LSSrvc

RTHDCPL

realsched

kbd

ehtray

kbd (second time this one is listed)

ccsvchst

NVSVC32

HPZipm

jussched

EverioService

iTuneshelper

svchost (Local Service)

issch

Smss

SVChost (System. This one is listed twice under System)

csrss

winlogon

services

lsass

msmsgs

svchost (System)

svchost (Network Service)

svcshost

spoolsv

arpurmsg

bagent

AppleMobileDevice (System) I don't even have an Apple Mobile Device

arservice

MDNSResponder

ehrecvr

ehSched

ccsvchst

CALMAIN

jqs

bcont

DiscStreamHub

explorer

ehmsas

dllhost

alg

wuauclt

iPodService

DISCover

wmiprvse

hpqtra09

taskmgr

DISCUpdMgr

 

i am not very computer savvy so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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This does not seem like an unduly large number of processes (I am currently running about 80). You can find out more about what you've got by d/l and running a program such as Starter by Codestuff. It hasn't been updated in dogs' years, but it works just fine. Click on the "processes" tab and you will learn more than you could ever want to know about your running processes. A seperate pane shows all modular info; right-click an entry, and you will get a description of the process at the bottom of the page. There are options including "disable" and "remove". Needless to say....

 

Something like this might at least relieve your mind about what's running.

 

I am absolutely no expert, but I CAN tell you that multiple instances of 'svchost' is to be expected; it runs in several different contexts. As I understand, they allow '.dll' files (which can't launch in Windows) to function as '.exe' files. I almost understand that -- bottom line, they are necessary.

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