I know that the Android OS handles memory well and closes apps when not needed. The problem is, some apps run processes in the background when Im not even using them. I dont want these processes running because it A.) Slows down my internet speed if the app is using it B.) It slows down my phone processing speed because the app is using precious cpu cycles Here is a list of apps running in the background on my phone right now that I have no desire for them to be running unless I am using them. - GetJar - FaceBook - musiXmatch If I use Advanced Task Killer to kill them, they open back up. Is there a way to stop these from running unless I have them as my active application?