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Windows 7: Windows StartUp Programs

12 May 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Windows StartUp Programs

I noticed my computer was lagging quite a bit with loading up my desktop after login compared to the beginning of last summer and I checked out my Start Up programs list and noticed an absurd amount of Console Window Hosts (count roughly ~140) I'm just curious if this is normal or not and if there are any tips to accelerating my load time for the desktop. All other programs starting up are all other components for my computer.

Specs are from a Gateway laptop for reference:
64Bit Windows 7
Intel i3 processor
4gb ram


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12 May 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Welcome to SevenForums.

First order of business: Update your system specs using this procedure. I recommend Speccy.

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
“system manufacturer” block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

2nd Order of Business item:
Provide files in this writeup:

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download


CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button


CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button


CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button

UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
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12 May 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Thank you very much for your help. I have updated my computer specs in my profile as instructed.

Here are the screenshots you require:

Attached Files
File Type: txt startup.txt (24.0 KB, 164 views)
File Type: txt install.txt (16.8 KB, 38 views)
File Type: txt Scheduled Tasks.txt (742 Bytes, 30 views)
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12 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

Can't even parse most of the start-up programs. I suggest that you disable all of them except for your A-V and Firewall Programs if any and then reboot.

Do things get better now?
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13 May 2012   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Yikes! You have a ton of randomly named exe files running. I would suggest download and run the free Malwarebytes, the free Superantispyware, and the offline Windows Defender. What antivirus program do you use?

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

Windows Defender Offline

A Guy
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13 May 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Oh my god!

Your are infected something really bad.

You click on the WDO link in my signature.

Follow the procedure given there.

Let me know when you have completed that step.
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13 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

What A-V Program is in use? Are its definitions up-to-date?

If things don't pan out with the many suggestions that have been given then please do a clean re-install of Windows 7 all over again, install Avast! free A-V or repeat or MSE and take an image.

After that you may compute with confidence and restore the image if you again get into a similar mess. Don't forge6 to make fresh images once in a while. I do it once in a month.
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