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What tasks can I stop running?

SoonerManSoonerMan Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm on an older laptop for college and it works great for what I need it to but its a bit slow. But processess can I stop running to get it to run a bit faster?

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    mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    turn off that virus scanner. virus scanners are for noobs.
    turn off any programs which have autoupdater daemons running (iTunes, adobe, etc.)

    under Run, type "msconfig", go to Startup, disable shit there which looks like it doesn't belong.

    uninstall anything you don't use.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    You can also type the name of processes into google and see what turns up.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    You can also type the name of processes into google and see what turns up.

    Do this.

    --edit--

    Make sure you spell the names correctly, as malicious programs tend to be named very similar to non-malicious ones.

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