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Windows 7: Sluggish Task Manager

14 Sep 2011   #11
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Not exactly related

You could also switch to Process Explorer (it's free from MS).
IMO, it is far superior to Task Manager.

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14 Sep 2011   #12
reiner

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Karlsnooks,

I have been using comodo and bitdefender for almost 2 years now since my XP and Vista days. Never have I encountered problems like these before. I really appreciate your suggestion of turning to MSE and I would honestly say its a good software (my mother-in-law uses it and i use that PC almost everyday) but comodo + bitdefender combo is really what I prefer. Please do not get me wrong but I am used to their systems already for the past years. Nevertheless, I love those pop-ups and user prompts of those two programs, makes me feel they are really doing their job (I know, its weird as it may seem).

With regards to system resources, I haven't found any problems with those programs. My average CPU usage would play around 0 to 8 when idle (provided that the another annoying service, Search Indexing, is not running full).

I still believe that there can be a fix for this since it wasn't like this before. And like what I have said, the sluggish task manager will open up when I try to open it through context menu on the taskbar.

Without dumping comodo and bitdefender, do you still think this can be fixed?

Thanks for your suggestion and help, Karlsnooks.
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15 Sep 2011   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Try dumping them.
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15 Sep 2011   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

For dead sure, you don't need both. More is not better when it comes to AV software
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15 Sep 2011   #15
reiner

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

lehnerus2000,

Thank you for the suggestion. I am actually using process explorer since like a year ago up until now. Lightweight and extended functionality really makes that program one of my favorites. But as I have said, these extended functions are unnecessary on a daily basis for me. There are two things about process explorer which makes me prefer the default task manager - (1) it opens up not as instantaneous as task manager does and (2) the interface is more advanced-looking. I would really prefer the default task manager for its simple interface and fast loading response because I seldom use either both of them. The thing that is driving me nuts is the fact that why is my task manager is sluggish when I try to open it through the taskbar's context menu and will function just fine when I try to open the .exe file itself through browsing.
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15 Sep 2011   #16
reiner

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Karlsnooks,

Bitdefender = antivirus / antimalware (just AV, firewall, registry protection, script control, etc. are all off)
Comodo = firewall / antimalware (no AV, firewall, sandbox, registry protection, execution control are all on)

This is my set-up. Okay I will really make a decision tonight if I should or should not continue to patronize those two suites.

And what about the startup suggestions you mentioned previously?
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15 Sep 2011   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

For the time-being, remove both of those two and use MSE for protection.

You wll always be able to reinstall them later if we find another source of your problem.
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15 Sep 2011   #18
reiner

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Ok. Will do Karlsnooks. Will update you to what will happen. Cheers!
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15 Sep 2011   #19
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reiner View Post
lehnerus2000,
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There are two things about process explorer which makes me prefer the default task manager - (1) it opens up not as instantaneous as task manager does ...
I have set a "Task Scheduler" task that opens Process Explorer (automatically, with Admin privileges) when I login.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reiner View Post
... and (2) the interface is more advanced-looking. I would really prefer the default task manager for its simple interface and fast loading response because I seldom use either both of them.
You don't have to have everything turned on.
You could create a simple "Column Set" (and save it) and use it most of the time.

That said, you should use what works best for you.
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