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I vaguely remember recently using a program/utility (which I believe
was included as part of the Windows XP system) that essentially
provides a list of various processes (such as the ones found in Task
Manager such as "lsass", "vsmon", "svchost", etc.) and gives a
description of each one including the subdirectory path it's on, but I
can't seem to remember which program/utility it was. (It wasn't Task
Manager itself because Task Manager doesn't give information about
each process).

I need to know this because when I occasionally check the Task Manager
and notice a higher-than-normal number of processes, I want to know
who the "strangers" are and whether they belong there or whether
they're invaders.

Does anyone know what I'm referring to, and can tell me which program
it was?
 
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Hi,

Click start/run, type msinfo32 and click ok.

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"wylbur37" <wylbur37nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I vaguely remember recently using a program/utility (which I believe
> was included as part of the Windows XP system) that essentially
> provides a list of various processes (such as the ones found in Task
> Manager such as "lsass", "vsmon", "svchost", etc.) and gives a
> description of each one including the subdirectory path it's on, but I
> can't seem to remember which program/utility it was. (It wasn't Task
> Manager itself because Task Manager doesn't give information about
> each process).
>
> I need to know this because when I occasionally check the Task Manager
> and notice a higher-than-normal number of processes, I want to know
> who the "strangers" are and whether they belong there or whether
> they're invaders.
>
> Does anyone know what I'm referring to, and can tell me which program
> it was?
 
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On 10 Oct 2004 04:12:27 -0700, wylbur37 wrote:

> I vaguely remember recently using a program/utility (which I believe
> was included as part of the Windows XP system) that essentially
> provides a list of various processes (such as the ones found in Task
> Manager such as "lsass", "vsmon", "svchost", etc.) and gives a
> description of each one including the subdirectory path it's on, but I
> can't seem to remember which program/utility it was. (It wasn't Task
> Manager itself because Task Manager doesn't give information about
> each process).
>
> I need to know this because when I occasionally check the Task Manager
> and notice a higher-than-normal number of processes, I want to know
> who the "strangers" are and whether they belong there or whether
> they're invaders.
>
> Does anyone know what I'm referring to, and can tell me which program
> it was?

If you have XP Pro, there is the tasklist command that is run from a
command prompt window. Using the various switches, it can impart quite a
bit of information about the various active processes.

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wylbur37nospam@yahoo.com (wylbur37) wrote in
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> I vaguely remember recently using a program/utility (which I believe
> was included as part of the Windows XP system) that essentially
> provides a list of various processes (such as the ones found in Task
> Manager such as "lsass", "vsmon", "svchost", etc.) and gives a
> description of each one including the subdirectory path it's on, but I
> can't seem to remember which program/utility it was. (It wasn't Task
> Manager itself because Task Manager doesn't give information about
> each process).
>
> I need to know this because when I occasionally check the Task Manager
> and notice a higher-than-normal number of processes, I want to know
> who the "strangers" are and whether they belong there or whether
> they're invaders.
>
> Does anyone know what I'm referring to, and can tell me which program
> it was?
>

Process explorer can.

www.sysinternals.com
 
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Services.

Start | Run | Type: services.msc | OK

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wylbur37 <wylbur37nospam@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
> I vaguely remember recently using a program/utility (which I believe
> was included as part of the Windows XP system) that essentially
> provides a list of various processes (such as the ones found in Task
> Manager such as "lsass", "vsmon", "svchost", etc.) and gives a
> description of each one including the subdirectory path it's on, but I
> can't seem to remember which program/utility it was. (It wasn't Task
> Manager itself because Task Manager doesn't give information about
> each process).
>
> I need to know this because when I occasionally check the Task Manager
> and notice a higher-than-normal number of processes, I want to know
> who the "strangers" are and whether they belong there or whether
> they're invaders.
>
> Does anyone know what I'm referring to, and can tell me which program
> it was?
 

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Some info here on which services you can safely disable in XP.
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

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"wylbur37" <wylbur37nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I vaguely remember recently using a program/utility (which I believe
> was included as part of the Windows XP system) that essentially
> provides a list of various processes (such as the ones found in Task
> Manager such as "lsass", "vsmon", "svchost", etc.) and gives a
> description of each one including the subdirectory path it's on, but I
> can't seem to remember which program/utility it was. (It wasn't Task
> Manager itself because Task Manager doesn't give information about
> each process).
>
> I need to know this because when I occasionally check the Task Manager
> and notice a higher-than-normal number of processes, I want to know
> who the "strangers" are and whether they belong there or whether
> they're invaders.
>
> Does anyone know what I'm referring to, and can tell me which program
> it was?
 
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> I vaguely remember recently using a program/utility (which I believe
> was included as part of the Windows XP system) that essentially
> provides a list of various processes (such as the ones found in Task
> Manager such as "lsass", "vsmon", "svchost", etc.) and gives a
> description of each one including the subdirectory path it's on, but I
> can't seem to remember which program/utility it was. (It wasn't Task
> Manager itself because Task Manager doesn't give information about
> each process).

You're thinking of the services list, found in Control
Panel/Administrative Tools/Services when using Windows XP Pro.
 
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I had the newest issue of PC Today www.pctoday.com
they recommended a free program that did what you described in a article on
what process' can slow windows down.
I don;'t have the issue in front of me..
steven m
> >
> > Does anyone know what I'm referring to, and can tell me which program
> > it was?
 
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wylbur37 wrote:
>> I vaguely remember recently using a program/utility (which I believe
>> was included as part of the Windows XP system) that essentially
>> provides a list of various processes (such as the ones found in Task
>> Manager such as "lsass", "vsmon", "svchost", etc.) and gives a
>> description of each one including the subdirectory path it's on, but
>> I can't seem to remember which program/utility it was. (It wasn't
>> Task Manager itself because Task Manager doesn't give information
>> about each process).
>>
>> I need to know this because when I occasionally check the Task
>> Manager and notice a higher-than-normal number of processes, I want
>> to know who the "strangers" are and whether they belong there or
>> whether they're invaders.
>>
>> Does anyone know what I'm referring to, and can tell me which program
>> it was?

I use this http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
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Scrote wrote:
> wylbur37 wrote:
>>> I vaguely remember recently using a program/utility (which I believe
>>> was included as part of the Windows XP system) that essentially
>>> provides a list of various processes (such as the ones found in Task
>>> Manager such as "lsass", "vsmon", "svchost", etc.) and gives a
>>> description of each one including the subdirectory path it's on, but
>>> I can't seem to remember which program/utility it was. (It wasn't
>>> Task Manager itself because Task Manager doesn't give information
>>> about each process).
>>>
>>> I need to know this because when I occasionally check the Task
>>> Manager and notice a higher-than-normal number of processes, I want
>>> to know who the "strangers" are and whether they belong there or
>>> whether they're invaders.
>>>
>>> Does anyone know what I'm referring to, and can tell me which
>>> program it was?
>
> I use this http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml

great proggie here:

http://www.winpatrol.com/

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lsj7
 
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It is a real eye-popper of a program.

"lsj7" <modus_ponens@ifthenbut.coma> wrote in message
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> Scrote wrote:
>> wylbur37 wrote:
>>>> I vaguely remember recently using a program/utility (which I believe
>>>> was included as part of the Windows XP system) that essentially
>>>> provides a list of various processes (such as the ones found in Task
>>>> Manager such as "lsass", "vsmon", "svchost", etc.) and gives a
>>>> description of each one including the subdirectory path it's on, but
>>>> I can't seem to remember which program/utility it was. (It wasn't
>>>> Task Manager itself because Task Manager doesn't give information
>>>> about each process).
>>>>
>>>> I need to know this because when I occasionally check the Task
>>>> Manager and notice a higher-than-normal number of processes, I want
>>>> to know who the "strangers" are and whether they belong there or
>>>> whether they're invaders.
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone know what I'm referring to, and can tell me which
>>>> program it was?
>>
>> I use this http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
>
> great proggie here:
>
> http://www.winpatrol.com/
>
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> Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their
> attention. .If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you
> and I, and congress and Assemblies, Judges and governors, shall all
> become wolves.
>
> _________Jefferson to Carrington 1787
>
> lsj7
>
>
>