Windows 7 runs 100 processes right after boot up

Hello good men (& women)
My HP laptop runs about a hundred processes right after a fresh reboot and idles at about 2.2 GB (RAM).

How do I fix this? I have disabled almost everything in msconfig.. it still runs 95 processes minimum.
Thanks for reading, any help would be great. It's windows 7 home premium service pack 1 (64 bit) if that's needed..
My antivirus/firewall is Avira Internet Security 2012 (not the free edition).
God bless :)
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  1. Try running an anti-vrius scan with Avira, but also run get MalwareBytes from http://www.malwarebytes.org/ (Just get the free version and run a full scan). Running two scans at once helps detect viruses.

    Also have a look at the names of the processes. Are there any unnecessary ones that jump out at you?
  2. 40-60 on a OEM laptop is about right, but 100, smells like you have some unwanted guests. Try using one of the free online web scanners in safe mode.
  3. Onlyusemeisaac said:
    Try running an anti-vrius scan with Avira, but also run get MalwareBytes from http://www.malwarebytes.org/ (Just get the free version and run a full scan). Running two scans at once helps detect viruses.

    Also have a look at the names of the processes. Are there any unnecessary ones that jump out at you?



    :hello: ONLYUSEmeISAAC
    Thanks for your reply.
    Ran a full scan with Avira, says system's clean.
    Will download malwarebytes now.
    Here's a list of the processes I have running ATM:-

    Admin Service.exe
    AESTSr64.exe
    Ath_CoexAgent.exe*32
    AthBtTray.exe
    audiodg.exe
    avfwsvc.exe*32
    avgnt.exe*32
    avguard.exe*32
    avmailc.exe*32
    avshadow.exe
    avwebgrd.exe*32
    BtvStack.exe
    ccSvcHst.exe*32 (two instances)
    conhost.exe (three instances)
    Connectifyd.exe*32
    ConnectifyService.exe*32
    csrss.exe (two instances)
    DpAgent.exe
    DpAgent.exe*32
    DpHostW.exe
    dwm.exe
    explorer.exe
    hkcmd.exe
    hpCaslNotification.exe
    hpCMSrv.exe*32
    HPConnectionManager.exe
    HPDrvMntSvc.exe*32
    HPHC_Service.exe
    hpHotkeyMonitor.exe*32
    HPPA_Main.exe
    HPPA_Service.exe
    hpqWmiEx.exe*32
    hpservice.exe
    IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe*32
    IAStorIcon.exe*32
    IDMan.exe*32
    IEMonitor.exe*32
    igfxext.exe
    idfxperps.exe
    igfxsrvc.exe
    igfxtray.exe
    jhi_service.exe*32
    LMS.exe*32
    Isass.exe
    Ism.exe
    MSOSYNC.EXE*32
    nusb3mon.exe*32
    palemoon.exe
    pdiSDKHelperx64.exe
    pdisrvc.exe*32
    plugin-container.exe
    PresentationFontCache.exe
    PTChangerFilterService.exe*32
    QLBControllerv.exe
    sched.exe*32
    SDKCOMServer.exe*32
    SearchIndexer.exe
    services.exe
    smss.exe
    stacsv64.exe
    stickyPad.ece*32
    sttray64.exe
    svchost.exe (12 instances)
    SynTPEnh.exe
    SynTPHelper.exe
    System
    System Idle Process
    taskhost.exe
    taskmgr.exe
    uArcCapture.exe*32
    UNS.exe
    unsecapp.exe
    vcsFPService.exe
    wininit.exe
    winlogon.exe
    wlanext.exe
    WmiPrvSE.exe
    wweb32.exe*32

    I can't recognize most of them, as a matter of fact :p
    Do you see something scary there?
    Thanks again for your help :)
  4. das_stig said:
    40-60 on a OEM laptop is about right, but 100, smells like you have some unwanted guests. Try using one of the free online web scanners in safe mode.


    :hello: das_stig, thanks for your answer :)
    I ran a full scan with avira, the system comes clean.
    is there a specific scanner i should try?
    i'm about to download malwarebytes as suggested by Isaac above. I'll update the thread with my findings once i complete a scan with malwarebytes.
    I've posted a list of processes that i've got running on the computer right now. Do you see something fishy there?
    Thanks again for your help and your time :)
  5. Nothing "bad" that I saw, but I have a strong suspicion that many are unnecessary.

    I've never used it, but after a quick google I found this: http://download.cnet.com/iKnow-Process-Scanner/3000-2094_4-10476836.html

    I'm not sure how useful it will be though.
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