Background Process List - Commonly Used Background Processes on Windows Systems
What are the commonly used background processes on Windows systems?
A background process is a program that is running on the system without any user interface. Since most background processes are running invisiblly and quietly on your system, you need to use Task Manager to view them.
Some background processes are very important and must be running to keep the system and some applications running. But there are some background processes are not important, and should be removed from the background process list to save memory.
Some background processes may also present security risk to your system, because they are communicating to Web servers on the Internet without your notice. Those background processes must be removed from the background process list to reduce security risk.
To help you understand background processes and decide which ones can be removed from the background process list to save memory and reduce security risk, FYIcenter.com team has compiled a list of commonly used background processes with short descriptions and our suggestions if they should be removed.
List of commonly used processes on Windows systems:
|AccelerometerSt.exe||Keep||HP||Digital accelerometer to park the disk drive|
|BTStackServer.exe||Remove||Broadcom||Bluetooth stack COM server|
|BTTray.exe||Remove||Broadcom||Tray bar program to start bluetooth configuration|
|CLI.exe||Remove||ATI||Tray bar program to configure ATI graphics cards|
|csrss.exe||Keep||Microsoft||Client Server Runtime Server Subsystem|
|DLG.exe||Remove||BVRP||Digital Line Detection|
|DVDLauncher.exe||Remove||CyberLink||PowerCinema Resident Program|
|exec.exe||Remove||United Online||NetZero Dialup ZCast|
|FrameworkService.exe||Keep||McAfee||Framework service for anti-virus programs|
|GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe||Remove||Intel||To keep Google as the default search engine|
|hpqwmiex.exe||Keep||HP||HP ProtectTools security manager|
|issch.exe||Remove||InstallShield||InstallShield Update Service Scheduler|
|jusched.exe||Remove||Sun||Java automatic update scheduler|
|lsass.exe||Keep||Microsoft||LSA Shell (Export Version)|
|Mcshield.exe||Keep||Intel||McAfee anti-virus on-access scanner|
|msmsgs.exe||Remove||Microsoft||McAfee anti-virus on-access scanner|
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