Jesus, do I need all this?!

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Dec 16, 2010
  1. ShadowSoldier
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    So I'm browsing my uninstall programs in Windows XP. And most of the stuff I know of. Some of it, I recognize, but don't know if I need. Mind helping me?
    • Homepage Protection Service
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    • Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
    • MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
    • MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
    I also have a couple svchost.exe's running in processes when I ctrl+delete.

    I just want to get rid of stuff that could be slowing down my computer, useless stuff. And I'm not tech savvy enough to know. So.. little help?
     


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    pretty much all of that is used to run programs that need certain frameworks and codes to run. more than a few times I've been missing some of those when trying to run a program. Keep them It'll save you some time later if you run into a program that utilizes them.

    except for Homepage Protection Service. I have no clue what that is.
     
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    Neither do I. I recently shut off the guest account and selected the option so the computer boots directly to my profile without doing any of that "Welcome" stuff. But I don't know if that's what it is. I googled it, but came up with nothing.
     
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    My guess is that it's something to stop websites from auto changing your browsers homepage.
    But if you don't remember installing anything like that its probably useless...... ok I have XP and I just checked my uninstall prgrams and I dont have anything called Homepage Protection. I think you can safely get rid of it.
     
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    Do this, and see if it makes it happen: [Computer Admin]

    Control Panel >> User Accounts >> Change the way users log or off

    I have the two options selected.
     
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    ehh, you dont have Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0?

    Microsoft .NET Framework is needed to run programs made using VB.Net 2008 in Microsoft Visual Studio, same goes for ms visual C++.
    your list is just 1/4-5 my list containing just microsoft frameworks and stuff.
     
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    How much space does all of does take anyway
     
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    Do I need all the frameworks though? Also, All that framework and crap, that's just come in updates.
     
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    ok went to change way users log on/off
    A recently installed program has disabled the Welcome screen and fast user-switching. To restore these features, you must uninstall the program. The following file name might help you identify the program that made the change: GTGina.dll

    I havent installed anything new in months

    Ok this just has to do with my Linksys router software.
     
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    Hmm, i don't think Jesus goes on GBAtemp...
     
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    You haven't seen Monkat around have you?
     
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    So basically that Homepage protection crap is just some spam thing that came when I installed a program?
     
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    Most Likely.
    And even then It doesn't seem useful in any way.
     
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    yeah, haven't heard about that. regarding the frameworks, some programs won't run w/o it.

    e.g. i made a program for you using visual studio 2010(which use .net framework 4) it will require you to install .net framework 4.
     
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    framework is used in running homemade programs or sometimes 3rd party.
     
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    Couple hundred mbs.
     
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    Certainly not required...
    Got FLVTube by any chance?
     
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    Did. Uninstalled it though.
     
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    just wanna share
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    And I thought I had it bad.
     

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