Sluggish PCs are commonly caused programs running in the background, which in some cases are started automatically when Windows starts up.

Sometimes these programs are useful but quite often, however, are not needed, and some many cases may be disgusted as trojans, spywares, malwares and even viruses.

The pages below provide a guide on the usefulness these background tasks, Windows 98 / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 services, and Windows Startups, and removal procedures when recommended.

Common Windows Processes: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Common Windows Services: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Common Third Party Processes: 0-A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

B

B3dupdate.exe babylon.exe backorif.exe backupnotify.exe BackWeb.exe
BackWeb-137903.exe BackWeb-4448364.exe backweb-8876480.exe bacstray.exe bagent.exe
bar.exe bargainbuddy.exe bargains.exe bartshel.exe bascstray.exe
basfipm.exe bash.exe batelper.exe batmgr.exe batterybar.exe
batterylife.exe bawindo.exe BBCTicker.exe Bbeagle.exe bcbs_xp.exe
bcdetect.exe bcmdmmsg.exe bcmsmmsg.exe bcmwltry.exe bcnt.exe
bdagent.exe bdmcon.exe bdnagent.exe bdoscandel.exe bds.exe
bdss.exe bdswitch.exe bearshare.exe belkinwcui.exe benetns.exe
bengine.exe benser.exe besclient.exe beserver.exe bgsserv.exe
bhoserv.exe BI1HEL~1.exe bigbadvirus.exe bigfix.exe billmind.exe
biprep.exe bisoncom.exe bitcomet.exe bittorrent.exe bjcfd.exe
bjpsmain.exe bk.exe bkupexec.exe blackd.exe blackice.exe
blackworm.exe blavol32.exe bldbubg.exe blengine.exe blindman.exe
block-checker.exe blspc.exe blss.exe bluesoleil.exe bluetoothauthenticationagent.exe
BMLauncher.exe bmmlref.exe bmqnzkg.exe bmwebcfg.exe boc425.exe
boinc.exe boomerang.exe  bootconf.exe bootskin.exe bootwarn.exe
bosniffer.exe botzor.exe bp.exe bpc.exe bpcable.exe
brad32.exe brasil.exe brctrcen.exe break reminder.exe  brmfcmon.exe
brmfcwnd.exe brmfrmps.exe brmfrsmg.exe broadbandadvisor.exe  brong32.exe
brqikmon.exe BRSS01A.exe brstdvpt.exe BRSVC01A.exe bsclip.exe
bsshgate.exe btdna.exe btnhnd.exe btntservice.exe btsoftphone.exe
btstac~1.exe btstackserver.exe bttnserv.exe bttray.exe btwdins.exe
buddy.exe bundle.exe bvt.exe