Windows Task Manager in French
You use Ctrl+Alt+Del to see what is running on your PC, to close blocked programs and processes, and to check performance. You probably avoid some processes whose names mean nothing to you, but are essential to Windows. Sure, svchost.exe likes to show up all the time and multiple times. What Is taskmgr.exe? Oh yes, it’s the window you’re looking at right now. ctfmon? Is it related to Pokemon? navapsvc.exe? Navy? Napa Valley? Belly button? NOTE (none of the above).
This is not an exhaustive list as it would take days. It has the standard processes as well as popular application process names. If you want to know about a process, the best place to go is… ProcessLibrary.com. Just like adware and spyware, there are bad processes that are brought to life by bad guys like Trojans and viruses. The site has a list of the top five security threats, so be careful with those processes.
Also, beware of bad guys who like to use legitimate process names. For example, rundll.exe is a system process that should not be terminated. However, recent reports have stated: “It can also be LOXOSCAM virus depending on the operating system and file path, however, it is always a virus on Windows XP and 2000 operating systems.”
You can download software that provides more information about the process. Task Manager, as you know, doesn’t say anything except the name of the process and the amount of CPU it’s using. An example is Process Explorer, a standalone application that also has the option to replace the built-in Task Manager for Windows. It shows you information about which handles and DLL processes have been opened or loaded.
Acrobat Wizard used when printing documents to a PDF. The process should not be removed when converting documents to PDF.
Active Disk Service is a component of the Iomega zip drive.
Also for Iomega zip drive.
Associated with Symantec’s Internet Security Suite. Save it and protect your PC.
Also associated with Symantec’s Internet Security Suite. Save it and protect your PC.
System process that is the main executable for the Microsoft client/server Runtim server subsystem. It should not be closed.
Non-essential system process. If you only use English as the language, then it is not necessary. However, it is recommended to leave it alone.
This should always be running in the background. It is a user interface process that runs the Windows graphical shell for the desktop, taskbar, and Start menu.
Internet Explorer browser. But why use it unless it’s for a site that doesn’t work in any other browser? Use Firefox instead.
The Local Security Authority Service is a Windows security-related system process for handling local security and logon policies.
Navapsvc.exe, nvsrvc32.exe, and navapw32.exe
These are Symantec’s North AnvtiVirus processes. They or any virus programs you use need to be running all the time.
RealNetworks Scheduler is not an essential process. Check for updates to RealNetworks products. It can be safely disabled.
A system process that executes DLLs and loads their libraries.
Norton AntiVirus process. Keep him.
An essential process that manages the starting and stopping of services, including startup and shutdown. Don’t finish it.
Session Manager SubSystem is a system process that is a core part of the Windows operating system. If you try to kill him, it will be difficult… hence the importance of letting him go.
The Microsoft Spooler Service handles local printer processes. It is a system file.
You can have more than six occurrences of this process or less. It is there multiple times to handle processes executed from DLLs. Leave it there.
This is a file that stores information related to local hardware configuration in the registry under ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’. Kill it and say goodbye to the stability of your PC.
ideal system process
Calculates the amount of CPU currently in use by applications. This will not go away no matter how hard you try. Don’t try it, okay?
Appears when you press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
Windows Driver Foundation Manager is part of Windows Media Player 10 and later. Better not stop the process.
Handles the logon and logout processes. Is essential.
The great Carnac says, “You’re running Microsoft Word.”
Don’t panic if you see something you have on the “bad guys” list. svchost.exe is important, but some are good and some are bad. Do your research before deleting anything. For example, I have admin.exe, which has been reported as bad. However, it is the administration process of one of my programs. When I closed the program, admin.exe also disappeared.