1.    13 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows 10

    Windows 10 Minimizing to Desktop

    Hi Guys,

    Sorry for my first post to be a query.

    Having a really persistent issue with windows minimizing to desktop whilst gaming, or watching movies etc.

    Each time I notice a few blank icons quickly load up and disappear on the taskbar - so it is obviously whatever is loading up causing the problem but I seemingly have no way of knowing what this is.

    I have read loads of threads online suggesting 'sfc /scannow' and various other tweaks but nothing has turned up a result.

    Any help would be most appreciated.

    Regards, Grant
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  2.    13 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.105

    Hello Grant,

    Next time it happens can you launch Task Manager (right click on the taskbar) and try to see which programs are loading. Maybe this will give a clue as to what is happening. Perhaps having Task Manager running all the time might be a better way of monitoring it if the program loads up and disappears too quickly to catch.
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  3.    13 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    In addition to the above. Download: Process Lasso Portable Edition and run, the top pane will show all running processes, the bottom pane will show a log with time stamp and path of the processes that were run as shown:

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  4.    14 May 2016 #4
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    thanks guys - I will monitor and come back to you.

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  5.    14 May 2016 #5
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    It looks like the programs responsible are:

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  6.    15 May 2016 #6
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    Windows 10

    Guys, it seems I have fixed it.

    I went into 'task scheduler' - from here I simply deleted a number of daily tasks from rogue looking applications such as 'gen.exe'. The only task I have scheduled now is a weekly check for updates from Radeon.

    I also ran malware bytes which removed a lot of 'threats' but no actual malware. Everything has been fine since.
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