Hidden Processes - Shall I Get Rid Of Them?
How to remove the hidden processes
As we already know, if a computer is infected with some virus or a particular kind of a malware, it can slow down. Also, if there is not enough memory, the performance of your poor computer is decreasing. And of course, if too many processes are running, we cannot count on the same speed, as when one or two applications are open.
Windows – a system based on hidden processes
But sometimes, there seem to be not enough reasons for a slowdown, but still, it takes place. But as a user, you shall know, that in any system, nothing happens without a reason. That is why, any slowdown in the system performance is caused by something.
In some cases, this something is the programs that are usually running in the background. In some cases, Windows simply doesn’t show all applications, that is why they are called hidden. But of course, they use the system resources and slow down the performance of other applications. If you want to see, which exactly programs are at the moment running in the background, you can use a special tool, the Windows Task Manager application or the services.
As a rule, running hidden processes is not a problem, Windows, for example, can run up to 50 background processes, such as copies of browsers, some programs and so on. And if they don’t really influence the performance, you shall be fine with them. But if don’t know, if you need some of them running, or not, then read the detailed Description of the process, it can be done in the Task Manager, and then, decide, how much it is needed to have to running. But if you aren’t sure, better don’t touch this function, as some of the background processes are needed for the functioning of some applications and some computer features. If you close some of the, it may even cause the reboot of your computer, or, at least some applications may stop working.
Well, but how you can find hidden programs?
That would depend on the OS version. In the Windows XP case, go to the Control Panel, there you will see an option “Folder Options”, then, select “View”, - “Advance” - “Show hidden files and folders”, - mark “Hide protected Operating system files”, you shall remove it, and then, click OK.
For Windows 98, all is much simpler. You can do all from the desktop. From the folder My Computer open “View” and then move to “Folder options”. Then again “View” and “Show all files”. Then click on Apply and OK. After that, you see all hidden processes.
And once more, most of the processes are needed for a proper system functioning, and if you intrude without knowing, this may cause serious system interruptions, up to its damage. Basically, that is why they are running as hidden, so that a user doesn’t modify or delete them accidentally.
Are all hidden programs useful?
Of course, not! Moreover, some of them are really harmful, such as viruses or some malware, but they run in the hidden mode in order to make their detection not easy. And some of them are installed incorrectly or installed just for a half. That is why, one shall either know which programs there shall be and which not, or apply a solution, that can detect good and bad programs.
That is why, manual deinstallation isn’t always the best solution, as it can lead to system damage and even a complete system crash.
Which tool to use?
One of the best tools that can detect unnecessary hidden programs and remove them efficiently is the Best Removal Tool. This tool can detect an unnecessary hidden application, and deinstall it completely. Moreover, it can deal even with programs, which cannot be deinstalled by standard Windows tools. And do you know that in most cases, when you use standard tools, the leftovers of deinstalled programs can be still hidden in the memory of your computer? Like this, these leftovers are accumulating and cause errors, crashes and slows down. The Best Removal Tool will deinstall all files that are just filling the registry, without bringing ay use, will improve the performance of your lap, backup the registry, will provide fast and easy navigation, and many other things.
The best option to remove the hidden processes
Samples of software, that are impossible to deinstall with usual tools, but are easily removed screwlab with the Best Removal Tool, are:
Screwlab Pro – it can be removed just with a few clicks, even with those multiple registry entries and hidden files. Of course, you can try removing this software through the Control Panel, as many naively thought, and you will believe that you succeeded, till you will try to install another software. Then, you will find out, that you cannot do it, or it cannot function properly because of some errors. All this happens because not all components of the Srewlab Pro could be removed in a standard way.
Yaease Phone Video Converter – and again, standard tools are absolutely useless, as they neither locate nor remove the leftovers of files and broken registry keys. While the Best Removal Tool is very helpful with all those things.
Any Media to AVI – this is a favourite tool to manage a business. But if you decided you don’t really need it anymore, you can again try the Windows Task Manager, but for sure, once you scan your system, you will discover many leftovers of the tool. And again, the Best Removal Tool will help windows to remove all files completely, without any traces and leftovers.
Windows Live Beta – this program cannot be removed in a standard way, too. And again, to help here comes the Best Removal Tool which even cleans the registry from the files, that stay there after the application removal and frees up plenty of space. Moreover, this application can be removed also by programs like Norton, Internet Explorer, Authentium, Microsoft Office and other programs though applications like this one are normally very difficult to remove with standard programs.
The mentioned applications are needed to manage a business, to convert one format of file into another one, to perform other functions. In short, they are useful applications. Even though you may not need them and may have difficulties in removing them.
But what to do and which tool to use, if the hidden process is initiated by a virus or a malware?
Check the status of a hidden process!
Here, you better use RedCure Pro`s Process Manager, which will scan your computer for the hidden processes, and even will indicate the features of them. It will also help you to discover the unwished or even malicious processes, which shall be stopped and the program, that initiated them, shall be removed, as well as all the results of its activity.
Some of the hidden programs start running when the computer is turning on. With RedCure Pro, you can stop them from starting by starting a computer and scan to check, if those aren’t viruses or malware. And then, if the properties of a program or the process are blank, most likely, it is an indication of a virus. In this case, it is recommended to stop the process and scan your computer to check if it has no infection.
If you see any of these processes, which are considered to be malicious, you better stop them and remove the software that initiated the process:
SearchSettings.exe – installs adware and hijacks your search toolbar.
Qttask.exe – launches Quick Time. This process is not malicious, but it takes up plenty of sources, you better turn it off if you don’t need it.
Rlvknlg.exe – it tracks your shopping online and redirects you when you are surfing the web. You better stop it.
There are also other processes, which usually run in your computer, and even though they aren’t malicious, but not all users need them. That is why, if you see a hidden process that is not familiar to you, you better check it, and even if it is not a malicious one, but you don’t need it, better to stop it. Even if it doesn’t take much system resources. Just imagine, that one such process is running, then another one, then one more, and so on. They take up the valuable system resources and slows down your system. It can disturb in searching, starting the computer.
There are also other processes, which usually run in your computer, and even though they aren’t malicious, but not all users need them. That is why, if you see a hidden process that is not familiar to you, you better check what it is, and even if it is not a malicious one, but you don’t need it, better to stop it. Even if it doesn’t take much system resources. Just imagine, that one such process is running, then another one, then one more, and so on. They take up the valuable system resources and slows down your system. It can disturb in searching, starting the computer, and cause other problems.
In general, if you suspect a virus or malware infection, but you cannot detect it, it can be a hidden process. To detect and to remove it, first of all you shall update your antivirus software. After that, disconnect your system from the web. Then, turn on your computer in Safe Mode and make scanning. Remove all files that the antivirus marks as hazardous. After that, turn on your computer again and perform the scanning one more. In most cases, to get reliable results, you may need two or even more scannings.