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Midnight Jaguar
2004-03-25T17:16:47Z
I don't know if this is the right place to post this but: I would be grateful if you could take a look at all the processes running in Taskmanager for me. I'm not that clued in to what's going on behind the scenes so I don't know if all these processes are normal or if there are too many to be healthy! I'm trying to tune up my PC and I'm worried there are too many processes hogging resources.

Please advise me if there are any particular ones I can prevent from runing at startup without [censored]up my computer (I'm very cautious of touching any proccess which is under the "SYSTEM" heading!).

User:

Explorer.exe 19,924K
iTouch.exe 6,512 K - Essential for my Logitech keyboard
Dsentry.exe 1,836 K
ccApp.exe 10,684 K - Norton Antivirus
CTFMON.EXE 2,776 K - Norton Antivirus
EM_EXEC.EXE 4,052 K - Essential for my Logitech mouse

Local Service:

ALG.EXE 3,884 K
SVCHOST.EXE 5,764 K

Network Service:

SVCHOST.EXE 1,972 K

System:

System Idle Process 20 K
System 220 K
CTsvcCDA.EXE 1,332 K
NAVAPSVC.EXE 1,700 K
Nvsvc32.exe 2,560 K
MsPMSPSv.exe 1,492 K
SMSS.EXE 464 K
CSRSS.EXE 3,320 K
WINLOGON.EXE 1,408 K
SERVICES.EXE 3,164 K
LSASS.EXE 1,068 K
SVCHOST.EXE 3,052 K
SVCHOST.EXE 19,240 K
SPOOLSV.EXE 3,816 K
CCEVTMGR.EXE 2,904 K

Cheers!
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pcs2000
2004-03-25T17:21:21Z
I am not sure about ALG.EXE
xtremeskier97
2004-03-25T17:25:02Z
ALG.exe is part of Internet Connection Sharing or Windows XP Firewall.

NAVAPSVC.EXE 1,700 K Nvsvc32.exe 2,560 K CCEVTMGR.EXE 2,904 K <----part of Norton
Telexen
2004-03-25T17:26:35Z
^ yes

It's short for Application Layer Gateway

If you have a router or are connecting through a NAT/gateway with a firewall, it's okay to go into your services and Stop/Disable this service
pcs2000
2004-03-25T17:49:46Z
I never use it (NAT or XP Firewall) at home of with clients so I guess that is why it looked odd to me
xtremeskier97
2004-03-25T17:53:23Z
CTsvcCDA.EXE MsPMSPSv.exe

Better yet...you can do this. Go here:
http://www.liutilities.com/prod...taskspro/processlibrary/ 

You can look up most processes there and see what they do.

It will take to long for me to do it for all of those.
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2004-03-26T06:21:42Z
Midnight Jaguar
2004-03-26T11:53:28Z
Thank you very much for your help - I will investigate these sites. Is it possible to completely remove MediaPlayer even though it is intergrated into Windows? - I use RealOne instead.
CompHobbyist
2004-03-28T00:10:26Z
CTFMON is actually part of MS OFFICE, I know you can stop it somehow but forget where I saw it.
SenorToast
2004-03-28T16:21:37Z
Whenever I shut down CTFMON it stops the speech-to-text recognition thing. It starts itself up again whenever I get on a website.
pcs2000
2004-03-28T16:25:10Z
Quote:

Originally posted by Midnight Jaguar
Is it possible to completely remove MediaPlayer even though it is intergrated into Windows? - I use RealOne instead.


That is one thing that the EU is demanding of MS in its antitrust "suit" against them.