Help for the Processes program
The Processes program enables you to
The Processes program does not remove any code from your computer. To
do that you must use the Add/Remove Software method or download
or something similar to make permanent changes to the Windows registry.
- List all the processes
which are currently running on your computer.
- Enable you
to find out, by searching the web, information about each of the running
- Enable you to create
a list of processes which can be killed when the computer starts up.
- Enable you to kill a specific
The Processes program needs the following files, the first three of which are shipped in the installation package:
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- Processes.exe - the executable program
- Processes.List - the list of process information distributed with
- Processes.html - this help file
- Processes.Data - the list of process information collected by you
- Processes.Kill - your list of processes to be killed when the computer
- Processes.Path - list of paths used to start a process
1. Listing all the
The running processes are listed in the box at the left hand side if
the window. Those for which there is no data are listed with a '?'
after their name. If you click on the 'Refresh' button the list will
2. Finding information
about the running processes
If you click on one of the running processes the information about the
process will be displayed in the box at the bottom of the window. You
may use the Up and Down keys to move from one item to another.
To get information from the web about a particular running process:
To get information about all the processes which have a '?' after their
name, click on 'What are these?'. If there no processes with a '?' after their name you will not see 'What are
- Click on the running process.
- Click on 'What is this?'.
The web is searched for information about the process. If the information
is not found at http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/
Google will be used and you will be asked to enter a description of the
process. This is best done by copying data from the displayed web
page to the clipboard and then pasting it into the input box entitled 'Add
Description'. The information obtained will be displayed in a box
at the bottom of the window. All information is saved in the Processes.Data
If you are not connected to the web you will not see 'What is this?'
and 'What are these?'.
3. Creating list
of processes to be killed when the computer starts up
To create the list you should run Processes when there are no other active
When you have decided what process can safely be killed when the computer
starts up, add it to the list at the right hand side of the window by clicking
on 'Add to Kill List'. If you decide you do not need to kill it then
click on 'Drop from Kill List'.
To get the listed processes killed when the computer starts up click
on 'Add to Startup'. You will be asked how long to wait before killing
starts. This will depend on how long it takes for your computer to
reach a steady state after starting up. If any of the listed processes starts
after Processes has tried to kill the listed processes those processes will
not be killed. You would need to run the program again and click on
If you find that the time you specified is not long enough or is too
long, click on 'Drop from Startup' and then click on 'Add to Startup'.
The list of processes to be killed is saved in the Processes.Kill file.
To kill all the processes listed in the right hand box click on 'Kill
4. Killing a specific process
If you need to start a process that has been killed then, provided the
path is known, the process can be started if you:
- Click on a process in the left hand box or the right hand box.
The name of the process to be killed will be shown by moving the
cursor to the 'Kill Process' button.
- Click on 'Kill Process'.
- Click on the process in the right hand box. The path that will be
used to start the process will be shown by moving the cursor to the
'Start Process' button.
- Click on 'Start Process'.