Comprehensive list of unnecessary services??

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by SethR, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. SethR

    SethR Guest

    Does anyone know of a list of unnecessary services that can be turned off
    without harm--and speed up startup/opeation?

    I already have done a TrueImage restore one time and do not want to go
    through it again.


    SethR, Dec 31, 2007
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  2. SethR

    OG Guest

    "Unnecessary" depends entirely upon *your* particular needs.
    Don't use Avast Anitivirus?
    -- disable "avast! iAVS4 Control Service" and "avast! Antivirus"
    Don't have speakers attached to your computer?
    -- disable "Windows Audio"
    Prefer to manually assign IRQs and resources at the BIOS level rather than
    use Plug aNd Play?
    -- disable " UPnP Device Host
    And so forth.
    OG, Dec 31, 2007
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  3. SethR

    Cajunswabbie Guest

    You may want to look at before you make any change. It gives
    you an ideal of what is necessary for the O/S and what is not.
    Cajunswabbie, Jan 1, 2008
  4. SethR

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Why would you want to disable your Avast Anti-virus?

    It uses the least resources of any anti-virus!!!

    Take out norton, trend micro, McAfee.

    You give BAD advice!

    Do you want hime to screw his syatyem up!
    Mick Murphy, Jan 1, 2008
  5. SethR

    OG Guest

    If you "Don't use Avast Anitivirus", then its services, obviously, are not
    Just as obviously, if you *DO* use Avast Anitivirus, then its services,
    obviously, *are* needed.
    You ,obviously, have poor reading comprehension skills.
    OG, Jan 1, 2008
  6. A long-since killfiled, know-it-all idiot who can't follow the discussion.

    If you want to discuss anti-virus, then the best course of action is NONE.
    Use safe surfing habits, employ proper personal maintenance on the PC,
    do not open e-mail with attachments from which you don't preview the
    source before opening. Anti-virus has become a huge scam resulting
    in bloated, system-infesting, speed reducing, invasive, and somewhat
    expensive software. AVG seems to be the least damaging AV offering.

    If you want to discuss running background "services" which can be eliminated
    in the VISTA OS, someone has to first compile the results of a serious study
    on the issue. Vista doesn't want you turning *anything* off, no matter how
    wasteful the drain on the system or how obnoxiously redundant they may be.
    David Morgan \(MAMS\), Jan 1, 2008
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