My friend is having problems with his computer runing slow. I checked his Task Manager and found his CPU usage at 100% with no programmes running,it appears that he has 25 exe. programmes running somewhere, can he clear any of these processess without any ill effects? An example of some programmes are----- Svchost.exe 3044kb Svchost.exe 6508kb Explorer.exe 3848kb Avgcc.exe 3508kb Winpin32.exe 3552kb Winlogon.exe 3708kb Any ideas what's happening?
terryp96, this is a useful site to see what background tasks are doing. Note that you have to be careful with the spelling, e.g. Svchost.exe is a legitimate Windows function, Svchosts.exe with the extra s is a virus. click here
explorer.exe is a vital part of Windows. avgcc is probably part of acg antivirus. winpin is a free pinball game, and so shouldn't be running until you want to play it.