ZIFFPAGE TITLEWhat Does TaskPower Monitor
?"> What Does TaskPower Monitor? Windows runs four basic types of processes, and TaskPower keeps an eye on them all.
- Applications are the programs, such as Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer, that you work with directly. Generally, you have to launch this type of process manually by, for example, double-clicking on the applications icon or selecting the program from the Start menu. Killing an application usually has no ill effects, but when possible, ending the program via its normal procedure (often accomplished by selecting Close or Exit from the File menu) is a better idea.
- Tasks are processes that carry out a programs chores. When a program starts, the operating system launches one or more tasks. TaskPower helps you identify unproductive ones so you can Kill them on the spot.
- Services are the programs that make up the operating system and provide its capabilities, from file management to command interpretation to process management. As such, many basic services an OS runs do not vary from user to user. Some services may be unnecessary and even pose security risks, though. These you canand shouldstop.
- Drivers help the computer control the various devices attached to it such as monitors, hard drives, and the like. Unless you are positive that shutting down a driver will not adversely affect your system, doing so is not a good idea.