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Unidentifiable "program" in my startup?


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#1 JimmyKarter

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:34 PM

Opening task manager's startup, I see something just called "Program" with no unique icon. I can't open the location of it.

What can I do to see what this is?



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Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:51 PM

You might try looking in MSCONFIG to see if it's listed there - with a location.

If you feel confident that it isn't something that has been there all along and you need it you could disable it.

 

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 09:14 PM

Run Autoruns.

 

Select the Logon tab.

 

Locate the entry for Program.

 

If there isn't any information on that line, chances are you won't find more as it may only be a leftover.

 

Try this as well:

 

Right-click the entry.

 

Click on Jump to Folder... or Jump to Entry... or Properties...


Edited by Phantom010, 14 February 2015 - 11:28 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 11:03 PM

For JimmyKarter & Phantom010 ..

 

Use this standard method to check the programs ..

You can then check the version of installed "Program" and where it is located
 

Download Autoruns to your desktop
Double click on Autoruns exe.
Allow the program to fully populate (this will take a few minutes)
Go > File > Save > Save as Autoruns.txt > File Type > All Files
Save to Desktop
Copy and Paste the Autoruns.txt back here



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 12:53 AM

Dicke, under Windows 8, the Startup tab is in Task Manager, not msconfig. Jimmy, that "program" is a leftover entry left by a program that didn't uninstall properly. Its not malicious or anything so I wouldn't worry about it. I would follow noknojon steps but instead, I would save the file as it is, then upload it on ge.tt and post the download link here. Why? Because we'll be able to open it and it'll be way easier for us to identify that missing program that way. If you need step by step instructions on how to proceed, let me know :)

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 03:23 AM

Hi, thanks everyone.

 

I downloaded program, deleted some missing/undeleted entires and "Program" is gone now.



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 03:23 AM

That's good Jimmy, glad to see that you solved your issue! :)

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