whats computer doing ?

  hubdean 18:41 14 Aug 2008
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is there a program you can down load that tells you what your computer is doing in the back ground?

  crosstrainer 18:45 14 Aug 2008

Download and install:

click here

When you have run the first scan, choose "What's Running On My computer"

Be careful not to make too many changes unless you are sure what is required.

You can also use msconfig.

Vista:

start > run >msconfig > startup

This will list all programmes that run at startup, and descriptions of them.

Once again, be careful what you untick :)

  gdaines 18:47 14 Aug 2008

There's a Microsoft program here that a lot of people use: click here

Process Explorer shows you what processes are running (as does Windows Task Manager), but it provides much more information, like what specifically is running all those svchost.exe entries.

You might also want to check out another Microsoft program called AutoRuns here click here

AutoRuns shows you, oddly enough, all the locations from which programs are auto run at startup.

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  hubdean 18:57 14 Aug 2008

thanks

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