What and how do I turn these off


Old 11-11-03, 10:32 PM
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What and how do I turn these off

The following programs are running in:

Start> Programs> Accessories> System>
Ms System Information> Software Environment> Running Tasks

Kernel32.dll 4.10.1998 Win32 Kernel core component C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Kernel32.dll 4.3 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System

MSGSRV32.EXE 4.10.1998 Windows 32-bit VxD Message Server C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System

Mprexe.exe 4.10.1998 WIN32 Network Interface Service Process C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Mprexe.exe 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System

MMTASK.TSK 4.03.1998 Multimedia background task support module C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MMTASK.TSK 4.0

Explorer.exe 4.72.3110.1 Windows Explorer C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System

Poproxy.exe Norton AntiVirus Utilities C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\Poproxy.exe 4.0 Norton AntiVirus

Systray.exe 4.10.1998 System Tray Applet C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Systray.exe 4.0 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System

Navapw32.exe Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Agent C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\Navapw32.exe 4.0 Norton AntiVirus

Msinfo32.exe 4.10.1998 MSInfo32 C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\MSINFO\Msinfo32.exe 4.0

What programs can I turn off and how do I go about doing it?
these are not showing in Msconfig.

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Old 11-11-03, 11:40 PM
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Disable Nortan AV from the task bar OR from the Program menu. Most of the others are "necessary". Disabling them would either crash your computer or the module would restart when required (the reason they are not shown in Msconfig). The clew is "Operating System".

Kill.exe (was available at one time, from ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/) is a DOS Command Line Task Killer (if you care to experiment).
Old 11-12-03, 05:48 AM
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These are all needed files. The Norton Anti-virus is optional, if you don't mind having a virus or two. I recommend leaving them be.
Old 11-12-03, 12:22 PM
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thanks........I won't mess with them.


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