Re: How to see what I have running in background?


Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

It might have been that program? Is it a separate download, or is it part of Windows? The one of which I was speaking was not part of Windows.
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

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From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?


Bill, could you mean Process Explorer from Microsoft's Sysinternals?
https://download.sysinternals.com/files/ProcessExplorer.zip

-------- Original Message --------
From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com]
Sent: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 6:41 PM EST
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Subject: How to see what I have running in background?

I don't know the answer to this one, Tony. I heard about a program
several years ago that would break down your CPU usage as to what ap was
using memory, but I don't know the name of it now.
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
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*From:* Tony <mailto:Tony@K5TWZ.com>
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*Sent:* Tuesday, September 20, 2016 10:54 AM
*Subject:* Re: How to see what I have running in background?

I have no problem checking the process list. My question is when
the total of items in the process add to a total cpu usage of 0 to 4
percent and the status line says the cpu usage is 40 percent.



Rebooting the system stops the extra cpu usage but it may reappear
in hours or weeks.



Where do I go to find the culprit?



Tony



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*Bill White
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It will describe what the file does, but it won't always be
straightforward in telling you that it is an Operating System
function. The description of what the file does should clue you in
to the fact that Windows needs this file running to do its work.

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
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*From:*mike mcglashon <mailto:michael.mcglashon@comcast.net>

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*Sent:*Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:34 AM

*Subject:*Re: How to see what I have running in background?



good morning guys
I have been following this thread for a little while
The gentleman said that if I take the program name and put it in
Google it would tell me whether or not the file in question is a
necessary operating system file to be running
Will it describe what the program does and will it be
straightforward and telling us whether it's an operating
system bio?
Or
Well it just give us its function
Which would still bag


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On Sep 20, 2016, at 8:13 AM, Bill White
<billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>> wrote:

Hi, Mike. You don't have 56 aps running. What you have is 56
separate processes running. Some of these are Windows
operating system-associated files which is how the operating
system runs. Other things may be programs such as Adobe
Reader. If you are unsure of what a process is, look at the
file by using JAWS Key plus the 5 key on the NumPad twice
quickly. This will cause JAWS to spell the entire filename.
Once you know the spelling of the filename, look up this
filename on Google, and see if it is an essential Windows
Operating System process. If it is, don't turn it off.



Now to your second question. If you press the "End Process"
button, it will only end the process which is currently
highlighted.



One of the things I find when searching through my processes
is that occasionally, I will have this process running even
though I am done with the ap. The process is:

iexplore.exe



This is Internet Explorer's ap. When I find this, I end all
iexplore.exe processes. Just be sure you know the difference
between iexplore.exe and explore.exe. Explore.exe is an
essential Windows process, and is how Windows displays all
your files and folders. Do Not turn off this process, or you
will need to reboot your computer to get it going properly
again.



Good luck with your endeavors at using the Task Manager.

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>

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*From:*Mike Ulrich <mailto:mulrich@centurylink.net>

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*Sent:*Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:37 AM

*Subject:*Re: How to see what I have running in
background?



Hi Bill, apparently I have 56 items in this list. Does
that mean I've got 56 apps running? I also noticed and
and process button. If I hit that button, will that stop
all those things from running all the time? Is this
something I should do? Thanks for all your help.

Sent from my iPhone


On Sep 19, 2016, at 4:52 PM, James Hooper
<j.hooper3272@gmail.com <mailto:j.hooper3272@gmail.com>>
wrote:

Thanks for the info a followup question, where can
you go to find out a bout the particular processes
running I mean can you close some services without
harming the over all performance of your system
maybe even speed it up?

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*Subject:* Re: How to see what I have running in
background?

Hi, Mike. Press the following key combination:

CONTROL plus SHIFT plus ESCAPE

This will take you into the Task Manager. Then use
TAB to get to the various tabs in the tab manager.

Select the Processes tab, and tab to the list of
running processes. Once done, press ESCAPE to exit
the Task Manager. This is the best way to find out
what is running in the background.

I hope this helps you.

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>

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*Sent:*Monday, September 19, 2016 3:29 AM

*Subject:*How to see what I have running in
background?

Hi,

I’ve just fired up my laptop, running W7 with
JAWS 16.0.

This happens a lot; once first fired up, it runs
sluggishly slow for the first 10-15 minutes or
so. I’m going nuts right now trying to type this
out!

So how can I see what is running in the
background when this happens? I mean; to see if
I’m catching an update or something like that?
Or to see what other programs I have that are
also running?

Thanks much!......Mike

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