What steps can I take to limit background processes and services?

1. Check System Resource Usage: Monitor your CPU, RAM, and Disk usage to see if there are any unusual or suspicious activities taking place. If you find any, you can investigate further to narrow down the possible cause.

2. Change Background Apps Settings: Go to the Settings app and change the settings for background app usage. You can choose which apps can run in the background and which ones can’t.

3. Uninstall/disable Unnecessary Services and Processes: Uninstall or disable any unnecessary services and processes that are running in the background to free up additional resources and reduce background activity.

4. Use a Task Manager: Use a task manager to view the processes running on your system and manually kill any that you don’t need.

5. Limit Startup Programs: Limit the number of programs that automatically start when you boot your system so that they don’t use up resources in the background.

6. Disable Automatic Windows Updates: You can avoid unnecessary background activity by disabling automatic Windows updates in the settings panel. However, you should manually check for updates every now and then to make sure that your system is secure.