1.    12 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 27
    Windows

    CMD Prompt window flashes and then disappears while web-browsing.


    In Windows, is there a log that records what programs were run/called?
    While browsing the internet, viewing a static page with no ads, mouse clicks, keypresses, or miscellaneous plugins/addons/scripts running, I just saw a spontaneous CMD.exe console pop open and then immediately close in a flash, fast enough that I wasn't able to see anything in the window -- and with no apparent triggering on my part.
    I'm wondering if there is some type of Windows log that shows what programs have been run/called/activated? I'd like to see what was happening behind the scenes when this console window flashed, and hopefully determine it wasn't something rogue.

    I'm particularly concerned this might be one of the following:

    Virus, Spyware, Trojan, RAT, Malware, malicious software etc.

    Indicative of a program hijacking my WiFi signal in a WiFi MitM (Man-in-the-Middle) type of exploit.

    I'm aware it might not be anything as serious but would prefer to assume the worst since I don't want anyone spying on me.

    Antivirus full-scan hasn't detected anything.
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  2.    12 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,820
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Thelps View Post
    In Windows, is there a log that records what programs were run/called?
    While browsing the internet, viewing a static page with no ads, mouse clicks, keypresses, or miscellaneous plugins/addons/scripts running, I just saw a spontaneous CMD.exe console pop open and then immediately close in a flash, fast enough that I wasn't able to see anything in the window -- and with no apparent triggering on my part.
    I'm wondering if there is some type of Windows log that shows what programs have been run/called/activated? I'd like to see what was happening behind the scenes when this console window flashed, and hopefully determine it wasn't something rogue.

    I'm particularly concerned this might be one of the following:

    Virus, Spyware, Trojan, RAT, Malware, malicious software etc.

    Indicative of a program hijacking my WiFi signal in a WiFi MitM (Man-in-the-Middle) type of exploit.

    I'm aware it might not be anything as serious but would prefer to assume the worst since I don't want anyone spying on me.

    Antivirus full-scan hasn't detected anything.
    Hi.
    Have a look at this thread:
    Bitsadmin pops up randomly and immediately disappears. Solved - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    Start with Post #13, post a screenshot of what the command finds for you.
    admin command prompt:
    Code:
    Get-BitsTransfer -AllUsers | select -ExpandProperty FileList | Select -ExpandProperty RemoteName
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  3.    13 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Florida
    Posts : 210
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    If you have Office installed, it's probably that. There are several posts about it even on MS own site. They are working on a fix.

    Computer keeps trying to open random file Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    How can I find out what is causing a Cmd Prompt to open and close? Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    13 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,820
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Phoenix View Post
    If you have Office installed, it's probably that. There are several posts about it even on MS own site. They are working on a fix.

    Computer keeps trying to open random file Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    How can I find out what is causing a Cmd Prompt to open and close? Solved - Windows 10 Forums
    Yep, that has been a problem.
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