On my windows task manager I have a bunch of things running like Csrss.exe and dwm.exe, explorer.exe, toaster.exe etc, etc, etc, taking up a lot of memory. I tried to end the processing of Csrss.exe but it won't let me and I have tried to do anything to the other ones. Do I need any of them running and if I don't how do I stop them and any other ones that I don't need as these may be making my videos choopy?
In the task manager you can see a lot of processes. They may be divided to two different groups:
I strongly suggest you don't touch (kill, delete, remove, uninstall) anything unless you know exactly what you are doing! You can easily crash or even destroy you computer.
- System processes such as csrss.exe or svchost.exe and many-many more.
- All other are related to programs you installed and run
Many programs prefer to run automatically immediately after start of the operating system. Then when you would like to use them, they are ready to work. The problem is - most of the time you don't use many of them or even all, but they used a lot of system resources such as memory, CPU time, hard drive space, etc. Theoretically every user should analyze his system and manage such processes.
I can try to help you a little. Please run the following steps:Step 1.CCleaner Please download CCleaner
... © Piriform Ltd. and save it to your desktop.
CCleaner documentation can be found here
...if needed.To Install CCleaner: Caution: Make sure to UNCHECK any other software install offers, before installing CCleaner.
Step 2.To Run CCleaner:
- Right-click on ccsetup505.exe icon on your desktop and select "Run As Administrator..." to run it. If prompted by UAC, please allow it.
- Press the "Next" button on Welcome to the CCleaner v5.05 Setup screen after selecting a language.
- Click "I Agree"...(License Agreement) if prompted.
- Click "Next" for default install location if prompted.
The default is set to C:\Program Files\CCleaner. Unless you want it installed elsewhere, just leave it.
- Check the "Install Options" you want or leave existed marks.
- Click "Install".
- Uncheck View Release notes and click "Finish" when prompted.
- Right-click on CCleaner desktop icon and select "Run As Administrator..." to run it. If prompted by UAC, please allow it..
- Select and click Tools on the left Pane.
- Select and click Startup. You will see the first tab Windows with all related startups.
- Select and click Save to text file... button on the right bottom corner, add the name of opened tab to the name of suggested file startup.txt , and safe Windows-startup.txt on your Desktop.
- Then repeat previous paragraph 4 for all other tabs after Windows one by one and change saved names accordingly.
- Close CCleaner when finished.
- Locate every saved file on the Desktop, open one by one by Notepad, copy the contents of every file, and post all of them in your next reply
Then I will analyze all Startup lists and give you recommendations which of them can be disabled altogether with instruction how to do it.
Also how do I uninstall Explorer? I don't see it in the uninstall folder?
If we are talking about browser Internet explorer, then I should note you that IE is a part of Windows as operating system and it is not listed on the common Uninstall place. I also don't recommend you to uninstall it even it is possible by different system tool. The existence of IE is important at least for proper work of Windows Updates. Of cause, nobody push you to use it!
Also my shock-wave keeps crashing? Why would that be?
This problem don't appear to be malware related, and that is what this forum specializes in. Probably the best idea for this type of problem - reinstall conflicted program.Please post each log separately
to prevent it being cut off by the forum post size limiter.
Check each after you've posted it to make sure it's all present, if any log is cut off you'll have to post it in sections....Please include in your next reply:
- Do you have any problems executing the instructions?
- Contents of all NNNN-startup.txt reports, saved after run of CCleaner.
- Do you see any changes in computer behavior?
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