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XP questionLive Steam
Jan 7, 2004 11:06 AM
Does anyone know how to find out what "Precesses" are doing what? When running Task Manager I see there are some new Precesses that are running since I reconfigured my machie. Is there an internal utility that shows what is connected to what? Has anyone used TweekXP Pro? I have read some good things about it.
Some info for the curiousLive Steam
Jan 7, 2004 11:38 AM
This site is hawking software utilities for cumputer maintenance, but they also posted a list of programs that may be running on you machine that present a security risk and shouldn't be there. They also explain what certain MS resident programs that are running in the background, perform.
Ask black viper.dr hoo
Jan 7, 2004 2:05 PM

Now you can feel all hackish, and tell people "Well, BlackViper helped me hack my XP services".
Jan 7, 2004 4:08 PM
It's prOcess, not prEcess. O.

The simple answer is NO, there is no way to tell what they are doing, especially if you know little about the components that make up Windows and how Windows works. One thing you can do search for the process filenames, then bring up the properties dialog.

For instance, SMSS.EXE shows as a process. It's in the Windows\SYSTEM32 directory (where a lot of these will be). Bring up properties and the description reads "Windows NT Session Manager." Okay, now what? Well, not much, unless you know what you are doing. SMSS.EXE is something you need, so don't even think of getting rid of it.

Not every file you look at will have a description, since it is optional.
Well thanks for the obvious :O)Live Steam
Jan 7, 2004 8:07 PM
Its called a "typo". But you knew that. The site I posted answered some of my questions, but "tanks" for trying :O)