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  1.    05 May 2016 #1
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    Bitsadmin pops up randomly and immediately disappears.


    During the day a cmd window will pop up and immediately disappear without warning, kicking me out of fullscreen applications and being a general annoyance. I suspect something more sinister but Windows Defender, Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware have failed to find the source of the problem and the popups continue to occur.

    Being rather annoyed I managed to capture the event in a recording and discovered it was BITSadmin attempting to do something.
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    I have no experience dealing with BITSadmin but I do know its function so I assume something is trying to phone home, but as previously stated all AV software has not found the cause. Any help would be appreciated.
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  2.    06 May 2016 #2

    I'm not familiar with BitsAdmin (I thought that was deprecated?) but these are the commands I use to check what's downloading.

    Troubleshooting BITS with PowerShell - Configuration Manager PFE Kevin - Site Home - TechNet Blogs


    BITS retries interrupted downloads constantly. Check if any (using Get-BitsTransfer -AllUsers) shows an error, you can then remove those that are not system owned.
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  3.    06 May 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I'm not familiar with BitsAdmin (I thought that was deprecated?) but these are the commands I use to check what's downloading.

    Troubleshooting BITS with PowerShell - Configuration Manager PFE Kevin - Site Home - TechNet Blogs


    BITS retries interrupted downloads constantly. Check if any (using Get-BitsTransfer -AllUsers) shows an error, you can then remove those that are not system owned.
    And what command do I use to remove user owned tasks?
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  4.    06 May 2016 #4

    Remove-BitsTransfer

    NB: if system owned, one cannot do it via PS, in that case you will have to delete certain folders and let Windows rebuild those.

    EDIT: See the example here
    Remove-BitsTransfer
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  5.    06 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Remove-BitsTransfer

    NB: if system owned, one cannot do it via PS, in that case you will have to delete certain folders and let Windows rebuild those.

    EDIT: See the example here
    Remove-BitsTransfer
    Doing so removed two tasks out of five; two user owned tasks still remain and I will update if the problem continues to occur.
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  6.    06 May 2016 #6
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    The popup occured again practically after I finished my last post so I went ahead and deleted the other two user made tasks, only a system task dealing with Skype is now present. Once again I will update if the popup occurs again.
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  7.    06 May 2016 #7

    OK, keep us informed ...

    BTW to clear the system owned download see the script code here:

    windows 10 can't install updates, error 0x80240442 - Windows 10 Forums
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  8.    08 May 2016 #8
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    After 2 days and seeing no popups i'm confident the problem has been fixed. Thank you.
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  9.    08 May 2016 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by dadinacactus View Post
    After 2 days and seeing no popups i'm confident the problem has been fixed. Thank you.
    Excellent!...You are very welcome.
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  10.    20 May 2016 #10
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    Hi. I have exactly the same problem. Unfortunately, the troubleshooting link does not work. Could you help me to solve it?
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