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

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F1autosync.exe f1tray.exe fa_gd32.exe fameh32.exe fapiexe.exe
farmmext.exe fash.exe fawgrd32.exe faxmode.exe fbdirect.exe
fbguard.exe fbserver.exe fCAdvice.exe fcags.exe fch32.exe 
fdm.exe ffisearch.exe fhfmm.exe fhfmm-Uninstaller.exe fih32.exe
FileBx.exe  filexe.exe  filezillaserver.exe firedaemon.exe firefox.exe
firewall32.exe  firewallsvr.exe  FirstReboot.exe  firststart.exe  FixVundo.exe 
flashget.exe  flashksk.exe  flshstat.exe  fm3032.exe fmstart.exe 
FnKeyHook.exe  fnplicensingservice.exe fnqurl.exe fnrb32.exe  fnsysmgr.exe 
formatsys.exe FotoStation Easy AutoLaunch.exe fpassist.exe  fpdisp4.exe  fppdis1.exe
fradl2.exe FrameworkService.exe FreeRAM XP Pro.exe FreeSSHDService.exe fs20.exe
FS30.exe fsav32.exe fsaw.exe fsb.exe fsbwsys.exe 
f-sched.exe fsdfwd.exe f-secureautomaticupdate.exe fsg_4104.exe fsgk32.exe 
fsgk32st.exe  fsguidll.exe  fsguiexe.exe  Fshttps.exe  fsm32.exe 
fsma32.exe  fsmb32.exe fspc.exe fspex.exe fsqh.exe
fsrw.exe FSScrCtl.exe  fssm32.exe fssw.exe f-stopw.exe
Ftctrl32.exe  FTPQueue.exe  Ftps.exe ftrtsvc.exe fts.exe
full_fel.exe funk.exe funny.exe  FusionHdtvTray.exe  FusionRc.exe 
fvprotect.exe fwebprot.exe  fwenc.exe fws.exe FWSvc.exe 
fwupdate.exe  fxredir.exe  fxsvr2.exe