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How do I use the Process Manager?

Using the Process Manager, you can review the processes that are currently running on your system. You can also check the performance of your system. After diagnosing your system you can choose to terminate processes that can be considered unwanted so as to speed up your computer.

 

To view the Process Manager page, do one of the following:

  1. From the Main window, click the Process Manager shortcut button.
  2. From the Main window, click the Optimize tab and click the Process Manager button.

From the Process tab, you will see the list of processes that are running.



What each symbol means:

   Green Checkmark (System Process): Operating system processes that are identified as such by the MyTurboPC database.

   Blue'i' (User Installed): Processes run by applications that you, the user, have legitimately installed and are identified as such by the MyTurboPC database.

   Yellow Exclamation Mark (Other): Other processes whereby MyTurboPC cannot detect the installation source; these are items not found in the MyTurboPC database.

   Red Exclamation Mark (Unwanted): Processes the MyTurboPC database detects as being unwanted as they are part of a legitimate application but are specified as unwanted as you would not want to run them all the time. Examples
   of these are system tray items or background services that do not have a useful purpose.

   Hand in a Stop Sign (Malware): Processes the MyTurboPC malware database detects as malware and require termination. We recommend you run a scan to remove any malware on your system.


If you're in doubt regarding what a process really is, we recommend you seek out more information about the process before you terminate it. Try looking for information about them online by typing their name into a search engine. Quite often there are user forums and manufacturer sites that give relevant descriptions and recommendations. If you are terminating processes due to CPU and memory usage issues, try examining the system performance before and after you terminate a process.



To Terminate a Process:

There are a few methods available to terminate a process. Please note, terminating some processes can lead to unexpected results. Data that has not been saved can be lost and disabling system processes can lead to incorrect functioning of system components. Please ensure that your Restore Point setting is enabled. See the help file for more information.

To end a process:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Right-click a process and select End Process.
    • Select a process from the list and click the End Process button.
  2. In the confirmation dialog, click the End Process button.



To Test System Performance: 

MyTurboPC offers several methods of gaining more information about how your system is performing as a whole and what you can detect from individual processes. You can get an idea of how you system is performing so as to view CPU, Memory, and PageFile usage.

To get overall system performance information:

    * From the Process Manager page, select the 'Performance' tab.

In the case where your computer is suffering from poor overall performance, from you can inspect individual processes to determine if a particular one is using up too many resources. The box to the right will show the CPU.

To view other system performance information:

    * From the Process list, right-click the Process name and select Properties. You can then review property information including the Type of file, Description, Version, Company name, and whether it has a digital signature.
    * From the Process list, right-click the process name and select Open Folder to locate the application that is running the process.

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