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#1 pafisherman

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:19 PM

Every ten minutes or so it looks like a program is trying to start up in my task bar but never quite gets there. I try to catch it in task manager but haven't been successful. Where can I go to determine what this is and eliminate it. I run Webroot and they say it's not a virus but a corrupted ap but I'm not too confident about that. Any help is appreciated.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:17 PM

Process Explorer
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx
All little more in-depth than task Manager, should give you a clue
Also you can use Autoruns to stop it from starting up
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:45 PM

Thanks for the help. Turned out to be HP utilities. Deleted anything HP related from startup, restarted and the problem is gone. Thnaks for your help.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:20 AM

Gotta love that bloatware :thumbsup:
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