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Strange Process In Startup

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#1 Baviss


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Posted 09 August 2008 - 07:41 AM

I was cruising through the startup configuration utility thingamajiggy because I recently learned how to use it. I found a process that has nothing in its name or "Command" i.e. it is blank. I was wondering if I should turn it off or leave it on. I have attached a screenshot of it.


(P.S. the other processes are blurred out, because I saw someone else had done it to their image and guessed that it might be a smart thing to do. If an original screenshot is needed, just ask and I'll get one.)

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 09 August 2008 - 09:26 AM

You want to leave that alone
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#3 Dr_Manhattan


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Posted 09 August 2008 - 12:41 PM

I agree with the other post, leave that alone.

#4 Baviss

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 08:10 PM

I'll check it out. Thanks

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 08:45 PM

If you're handy with the registry you could look up the entry and see what it really is. The picture doesnt indicate what it is, just where it resides. Of course registry editing has big risks, but if you've got experience with the registry that's an avenue. Valid entries use the registry for running stuff, but so does annoying stuff sometimes too. The fact that no name is listed is somewhat suspect to me.

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