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Windows 7: why do i have so many things running in the background but only 4

30 Jan 2013   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709

Please make sure you only have one anti virus installed.
This is mine.
why do i have so many things running in the background but only 4-services-msconfig.png

I have 46 processes running.

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 why do i have so many things running in the background but only 4

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