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  • what are the unwanted services are runing in taskmanager? and how we can know that?

    Please tell me............

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 4:44 AM

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  • You now find yourself presented with a long, and rather cryptic, list of processes. Some processes you may be able to readily decipher because they directly relate to a program that you are running at the time, such as iexplore.exe (Internet Explorer), WINWORD.exe (Microsoft Word), or TASKMGR.exe (Task Manager), notepad.exe (Notepad). However, other processes, such as svchost.exe or services.exe, are not as easy to identify.
    task manager

    Here is a list of processes in XP that are essential:

    • taskmgr.exe
    • explorer.exe
    • svchost.exe
    • spoolsv.exe
    • lsass.exe
    • services.exe
    • winlogon.exe
    • csrss.exe
    • smss.exe
    • System Idle Process

    Likely you will have a few svchost.exe's running. Some of these are essential processes of Windows XP. Others can be shut down. But it's hard to tell.
    • Proposed as answer by C.M.PANT Sunday, March 7, 2010 11:05 AM
    Sunday, March 7, 2010 11:05 AM
  • thank you for u r information. but i want to know which one is the unwanted process in taskmanager, ex: if any virus is runing ( .exe virus) it ll show run in taskmanager as username.exe file.

    can u tell me what will be an other unwanted process runing under TM.
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010 11:39 AM