Welcome to the PC Pitstop Process Library. We have an extensive list of the most common processes currently running on PCs. Use this library to inspect the safety of your running processes on a regular basis.

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Top Runnning Processes


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Process Name
Common Name
Prevalence
Avg Mem (MB)
Avg CPU Load

Internet Explorer
99.00%
74
1%

Service host process
89.92%
11
0%

Windows Explorer
31.20%
28
0%

Local Security Authority
24.02%
3
0%

Service control process
24.01%
3
0%

Print spooler
23.20%
5
0%

Legitimate WinLogon
22.87%
3
0%

Session Manager SubSystem...
22.81%
0
0%

Speech
19.76%
2
0%

Sun Java Update
12.43%
3
0%

Java(TM) Quick Starter Se...
11.25%
1
0%

(Various)
9.71%
5
0%

Windows Update
9.42%
NA
NA

Windows Update
9.09%
14
0%

Symantec Service Framewor...
9.07%
NA
NA

Symantec Service Framewor...
8.55%
10
0%

Google Chrome
8.39%
43
0%

SearchProtocolHost
7.90%
NA
NA

ATI Hotkey Utility
7.56%
2
0%

AVGTRAY
7.31%
NA
NA

Dwm.exe
6.97%
27
0%

Microsoft Security Essent...
6.38%
8
0%

SearchProtocolHost.exe
5.82%
6
0%

GoogleToolbarNotifier
5.69%
1
0%

Windows Defender
5.61%
51
5%

NVIDIA Driver Helper Serv...
5.55%
4
0%

Intel Hotkeys
5.27%
2
0%

AVG Internet Security
5.16%
7
0%

Bonjour Service
5.05%
3
0%

AVG Tray Icon
5.02%
5
0%

Apple Mobile Device Servi...
5.00%
8
0%

AVG Watchdog
4.66%
11
0%

taskeng.exe
4.54%
7
0%

AVG Antivirus
4.44%
3
0%

SearchIndexer
4.40%
17
0%

AVG Resident Shield
4.40%
1
0%

taskhost
4.24%
5
0%

HP software update
4.07%
2
0%

Intel(R) Common User Inte...
4.02%
2
0%

Debugger
3.93%
2
0%

iPod Service
3.43%
3
0%

Realtek HD Audio
3.20%
18
0%

realsched
3.20%
NA
NA

Synaptics Touchpad
3.18%
5
0%

User Interface
2.86%
3
0%

(Various)
2.85%
6
0%

IAStorIcon
2.82%
NA
NA

Advanced System Care
2.73%
NA
NA

HP Digital Imaging
2.65%
10
0%

Windows Security Center
2.60%
1
0%

SearchFilterHost.exe
2.57%
4
0%

Windows Sidebar
2.48%
NA
NA

firefox
2.44%
NA
NA

HP digital imaging
2.36%
9
0%

Windows Messenger (Old Ve...
2.32%
2
0%

Microsoft eHome
2.25%
1
0%

Intel Graphics
2.25%
3
0%

IAStorIcon
2.25%
21
0%

SoundMax controls
2.24%
4
0%

Advanced SystemCare
2.24%
NA
NA

Yahoo AutoUpdater
2.21%
5
0%

Acronis Scheduler
2.20%
NA
NA

Microsoft Media Center
2.19%
2
0%

Google Toolbar for Intern...
2.19%
10
0%

VProtect Application
2.19%
NA
NA

IELowutil
2.18%
NA
NA

wmpnscfg.exe
2.15%
3
0%

InfoCenter
2.14%
NA
NA

Acronis TrueImage
2.01%
NA
NA

Catalyst Control Center
1.87%
4
0%

Catalyst Control Center
1.87%
7
0%

hp digital imaging
1.84%
4
0%

LightScribe
1.80%
2
0%

Smart Web Printing Clip B...
1.79%
4
0%

Windows Installer
1.74%
7
0%

HP catch-all
1.73%
1
0%

MSN Messenger
1.73%
28
0%

Microsoft Windows Live ID...
1.73%
8
0%

Microsoft Windows Live ID...
1.72%
1
0%

MSN Search Toolbar
1.72%
8
0%

MS Common Language Runtim...
1.71%
3
0%

HP Digital Imaging
1.70%
7
0%

Client Server Runtime Ser...
1.70%
4
0%

FlashUtil11e_ActiveX
1.69%
NA
NA

USB 3.0 Monitor
1.67%
4
0%

Microsoft Media Center
1.67%
3
0%

Microsoft Windows Managem...
1.62%
3
0%

Apple iTunes
1.61%
10
0%

Media Center Remote
1.58%
7
0%

HP
1.54%
1
0%

Windows Management
1.52%
7
0%

Acronis Scheduler
1.51%
3
0%

Internet Explorer
1.45%
54
7%

Windows Vista Sidebar
1.44%
24
0%

Spybot S&D
1.43%
60
0%

ToolbarUpdater
1.42%
NA
NA

Intel Proset
1.36%
3
0%

Intel driver
1.34%
9
0%

Updater
1.34%
NA
NA

Adobe Reader adn Acrobat ...
1.33%
7
0%