Windows 10 Task Manager Background Processes Lagging Computer?

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  1. Drew1

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    Okay so lately, my laptop dell xps 15 9550 which is a 5 year old laptop is lagging a lot. I notice that in background processes when i go to task manager, there is tons of programs there.


    Is there a way to remove processes that you do not need? My laptop is extremely laggy.


    Specs of my laptop are

    i5-6300hq
    32gb ram
    1tb nvme ssd




    I see a ton of background processes like


    COM Surrogate
    COM Surrogate
    HD Audio Background Processes
    HD Audio Background Processes
    HD Audio Background Processes
    NVidia Container
    Nvidia Container
    pg_ctl=stars/stops/restart the...
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  2. Drew1

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    After I restart my laptop, I made sure to not have any chrome windows opened or anything.

    I click task manager and this is what I see.


    Do you see how there is so many repeated programs like


    HD Audio Background Process
    Samsung Magician
    Runtime Broker



    Also many times certain programs like 1 or 2 of them will suddenly increase CPU % usage for no reason. Then it goes back down. Again this is how the task manager looks after restarting my laptop and having no chrome windows open or anything.



    What is causing all this lag? Thing is not long ago, I had updated samsung magician. And now that program doesn't even open anymore. You click to open it but nothing loads. But could that be cause of this?
     
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    Well, go to the startup tab and disable anything you don't need on boot to desktop.

    Run msconfg and go through the services / disable them as needed.

    Add / Remove programs to zap anything that's out of place. / not needed.

    If you're still not happy then just reformat / install Windows to purge everything. Maybe go do a virus/malware scan to check for anything that got past whatever you're using.
     
  5. Drew1

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    The thing is how do i know which programs i don't need at startup?


    Also do you see any programs in task manager that i posted which could possibly cause this?
     
  6. N2ishun

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    You've been compromised.
    If you keep running that crap it will keep compromising your system.
    You're looking in the wrong areas....see how much ram malwarebytes is using ?
    Wipe the system and don't do that online poker thing ever again and you'll be ok.
    If you do online poker it will screw you over....every time....guaranteed.
     
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    Just click the startup box in task manager and disable what you don’t need. See how it pans out. Another good tool is Autoruns.exe
     
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    https://www.userbenchmark.com/
    skillbench ignore "this is for input-lag"

    this is best for compare ,..,,.and run HWINFO + sensor in backround
    send results

    ,,.this bench compare only "identical systems" when not run on 100./. ?? .,,.when have another user better system "is possitible tune your system similar"
    I personally take as a good result - technical master :D "all components around 90-100./. or more"

    ///edit
    example
    Bez názvu.png

    after one test you have idea "where is problem"
    ,,.,drivers ,.,maintenance,..,custom setup // HWINFO for CPU LIMIT REASON + IGPU or D-GPU status

    or LOG guide .,,sent log here ".CSV"
    https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us/articles/360021829573-How-do-you-provide-a-log-file-from-HWiNFO-

    /////
    https://www.howtogeek.com/123646/ht...ndows-event-viewer-is-and-how-you-can-use-it/
    any critical errors ??? or any frequent problems --repair !!

    good luck
     
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  10. StormJumper

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    Did you run in Windows SafeMode with NetWorking to verify it's not the O/S but Malware causing this? That's what you should do first and then find any program in your install that shouldn't be there and remove it. That's what you should first do here-this is how one finds suspicious programs that shouldn't be there or they didn't install. Also is this OEM install factory or Custom O/S install?
     
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