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A very senior businessman conducting a workshop, which I was attending, mentioned casually, “Okay, sorry my computer is acting up. The culprit must be that abcdxyz process which I have been noticing is running on my computer since the last few days.” He also mentioned, just the curiosity to find out why is the process running, will get him wasting a good few hours later in the evening or the next day.
This is true for many of those not very IT inclined but know how to hit 'Control + ALT + DEL' to investigate what is slowing down their computer or to terminate a non-responding program.
The simplest thing thing that can be done is:
visit www.processlibrary.com > type the name of the suspicious process in the search box > click on find to get a detailed report about that process
Here are two examples:
SCREENSHOT OF A SAFE PROCESS REPORT
SCREENSHOT OF A HARMFUL PROCCESS REPORT
If it is a safe process, you are leave it be. If you get a harmful process reported, get in touch with your IT manager or IT savvy friend/colleague, who could help you fix it.
Do not want to check each on each process individually?
Download the processlibrary.com free scanner by clicking here > Install it > Run it > Go through the detailed report (which tells you which process is what, how much resource is it using, etc)
I am sending the URL of this blog-post to the senior person I talked about in the beginning. I hope this helps others who get caught in 'process dilemma' too :)