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RÅB
06-10-2003, 03:14 AM
Hello all,

I was wondering if any of you know how you can tell if something is running in the back ground of my system that I don't know about? I ask this because my system has been running a little slower than normal and I haven't added anything to it. I use Norton System Works to clean my registry, cache, TIF's and optimized files & wiped my free space. I ran the file checker against my Win98 SE disk to make sure there were no corrupted files. I also ran a full virus scan with the last live update (06/07/03) and scaned online for Trojans, but found none. If you thinK I missed something, let me know. I thought there was a way using DOS, but I'm not sure.

RÅB

Misled
06-10-2003, 03:24 AM
I know the mdac isnt needed.

Also, the ATI stuff, unless you use the tools for gaming or specific applications.


Misled

brett
06-10-2003, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by RÅB
I was wondering if any of you know how you can tell if something is running in the back ground of my system that I don't know about?

Startuplist. (http://www.spywareinfo.com/files/startuplist.zip)

Sunny
06-10-2003, 05:31 AM
Here are a few sites that will help you decide what to get rid of at startup.

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm

http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/index.htm

You might also want to run a scan for Spyware.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

lesamie
06-10-2003, 06:06 AM
Originally posted by RÅB
Hello all,

I was wondering if any of you know how you can tell if something is running in the back ground of my system that I don't know about?
RÅB

To see a list of all programs which are running at any time, go to

Start > Run and type

Msinfo32

When the system information window opens, go to Software Enviroment > Running Tasks