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Windows 7: Processes not under my user

12 Nov 2017   #1
aw22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Processes not under my user

Hi. I noticed today that here are more processes in Windows Task Manager under other users then my account. I have only 1 account which is admin. 29 of 89 Processes are active under my user name.
Other user names are: "SYSTEM", "LOCAL SERVICE" and "NETWORK SERVICE".
I had before few processes under SYSTEM not anything else.

Can I remove "LOCAL SERVICE" and "NETWORK SERVICE" somehow?

I added screenshot of those processes which are running. I took it after starting PC.
Are those processes normal? Here is 15 svchost.exe running are those also normal? I didn't have those running before.




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12 Nov 2017   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

This is perfectly normal, removing the system "users" will totally break the operating system the Network users are required to access the internet and local network.

Think of it this way - If you do not have a system user, how are you going to log-in The way Windows and most modern operating system works is that every Process has to be run by a User to provide the credentials needed to perform the task
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13 Nov 2017   #3
aw22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
This is perfectly normal, removing the system "users" will totally break the operating system the Network users are required to access the internet and local network.

Think of it this way - If you do not have a system user, how are you going to log-in The way Windows and most modern operating system works is that every Process has to be run by a User to provide the credentials needed to perform the task

I'm wondering why now I have those, few days age I didn't have them, only few "SYSTEM" processes were running and rest were under my "User name".
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13 Nov 2017   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

There does not appear to be anything that looks wrong, Although it is possible that one of the processes may not be what it claims to be but as you are running AV this is not likely, what I do notice is that you have the "show processes from all users" box Checked - It could well be that you did not have this checked previously which would have limited the visible processes just to those opened by your user name
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13 Nov 2017   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Any normal Windows 7 installation will have probably at least 30 processes with SYSTEM, LOCAL SERVICE, and NETWORK SERVICE accounts and it is not at all unusual to have more. That is completely normal. The only reason (unless the installation had serious problems) for not seeing this is if "Show processes from all users" was not checked. In that case you would see only your own processes plus several under the SYSTEM account. You can check this yourself by checking and unchecking "Show processes from all users".

I see no reason suspect a problem.
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