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notepad.exe process STILL in win 7 Pro process list


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#1 BeniP

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:43 AM

I did and extensive anti virus / malware removal of a svchost.exe trojan a while ago, yet there is STILL a notepad.exe process running in my process list. Notepad is not running. It seems to take up no resource, and whenever I stop it, it is there upon reboot.

 

What can I do? Is this a problem?

 

I'm running Win 7 Pro 64 bit. Memory is inexplicably high too, perhaps I should update my drivers manually? I never use windows update for that, I do them manually direct from manufacturer.


Edited by hamluis, 11 August 2014 - 09:54 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.


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#2 masterthemachines

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:59 AM

Hello there,

 

This might help: http://www.howtogeek.com/74523/how-to-disable-startup-programs-in-windows/

 

Best of luck!



#3 BeniP

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:04 AM

no dice mate; I'm a tech, the only thing running in startup is Avast that for the record is not that good

 

ta anyway old sport






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