Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Fareo, Jul 24, 2006.
or what can i turn off.. my computer is runin like poo
this is all you need
Are you serious, fucking worst advice ever
MS bloatware is a piece of shit. Kill Windows Explorer.
Sorry, feeling like a FOSS bigot this evening.
You need to open the "View" menu, choose the "Select Columns..." option, and check the checkboxes labeled "CPU Time" and "Page Faults". Look for the processes with the highest CPU time and figure out which ones you don't need. Do the same for processes with the highest number of page faults.
The difference between CPU Usage and CPU Time is that CPU Usage is a moment-by-moment measurement, whereas CPU Time measures the total percentage of time, since your computer was first powered-on, that each process has been actively running. The processes with the highest CPU Time are the processes that are making your computer run, as you put it, "like poo".
Page Faults, on the other hand, is a measurement of how often the process has to grab data off the hard drive. In the span of time it takes to get a single block of data from the hard drive, the CPU will sit idle for about a billion clock ticks. That's a lot of wasted time. It's unavoidable, but you can minimize the amount of wasted time by shutting off things like the Windows Indexing Service and Google Desktop Search, if you have them.
Buy more RAM too. If you don't have 2GB, you can use more RAM. You don't need 2GB necessarily, but you can still use it. In the meantime, also look at which programs are using the most memory and shut them down too, if you don't need them.
Run a Disk Cleanup on your hard drive, and then defragment it too.
ok, only problem is im not savay enough to know what some of these are.. i know what spysweeper is obviously, i donno why its ruining so much becasue i havent ran a scan since i started my computer? so is this normal.. also is it normal for yahoo messanger to use 100,000k? so im gonna run disk clean up right now and defrag when i go to bed.. but what would you shut down that you know i dont need? or could you help me figure out whats what on some of this..
@ Art Vandelay Profile. Fuckin' classic.
SpySweeper - Unless you download a lot of peer-to-peer files, or you visit a lot of shady websites, or you're a complete idiot and you actually click on ads for free iPods and discount Viagra, you don't need a spyware program that runs constantly. Norton Antivirus will do a good job keeping your computer clean.
$sys$DRMServer - The eTrust Spyware Database says that this program is the infamous Sony Rootkit. Whatever CDs you have from Sony, rip them into mp3 files, then go to Sony's website and find the program that uninstalls this, then never play those CDs in your computer again. Sony caught a lot of shit for this program, because it hides itself just like a virus and it gives other viruses an easy way to hide themselves.
MsMpEng - This is Windows Defender. It is also a spyware-protection program, and it also runs all the time, meaning that your SpySweeper is redundant. Pick one and get rid of the other. (I recommend keeping Windows Defender and ditching SpySweeper.)
msnmsgr - Do you use Windows Messenger AND Yahoo Messenger? If so, you're better off using Trillian; it connects to all of the major IM services all at once, so you only need one IM program running.
incdsrv - Do you use Nero's InCD program to copy files to CDs as if they were normal discs, instead of burning your files all at once? If not, uninstall the InCD component of Nero. If you do use it, you should know that this type of CD burning is very unstable and it's easy to lose your files. Stick to old-fashioned, all-at-once CD burning unless you absolutely have to have this program.
realsched - This is a totally worthless feature of RealPlayer. All it does is sit and wait for RealPlayer updates to arrive so it can download them and install them. Turn this feature off -- or even better, uninstall RealPlayer entirely. Almost nobody uses it anymore. There is a similar feature for Java; if you have a Java icon in your Control Panel, shut off its auto-update program too, because you can always check for updates manually.
CDProxyServ - This is another component of the infamous Sony Rootkit. Get the hell rid of it.
pnroutsv - This program seems to have something to do with managing your home network. Do you ever use it, or do you change your network settings directly on your router? If you never use this, you might as well remove it. I'm sure you can reinstall it later if you need it after all.
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I can't see the rest of your list, but taking care of these items is a good start.
After you're done defragging, go to another computer and download the STINGER antivirus program from www.mcafee.com. Copy it to a floppy disk and flip the little switch on the disk to make it read-only. Then reboot your computer in Safe Mode and run this program straight from the floppy disk; ignore any errors it throws up, complaining about the read-only disk, because I told you to. This program is pretty good at finding any viruses that Norton may have missed.
Lastly, run msconfig.exe, go to the Startup tab, and shut off any other useless programs you may find there; good candidates are things like "Startup Accelerators" or quick-start toolbars or auto-update programs. In my opinion, having these programs clogging up memory constantly is not worth the extra couple of seconds it takes to start programs without their "Startup Accelerator" running.
at sony rootkit
There are viruses/trojans (malware?) that hide themselves as the sony rootkit. Its not neccessarily that.
may or may not be. humorous to me either way. I installed the DRM shit for fun a few months ago and that process showed up for me.
You stole my post
go away sooper-stoopid
no shit....don't remove shit out of there. Go to your startup or run MSCONFIG and remove them.
Go to www.castlecops.com and ask someone more qualified.
It could be all that, lack of memory, Norton BS running and all that too. If it's a slow PC with little memory, you're running NAV and AOL you're pretty much screwed anyway.