Unknown program running - any ideas on what it is?


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    windows 10 x64
       #1

    Unknown program running - any ideas on what it is?


    Windows 10 x 64
    Microsoft Windows Version 1903

    There is a strange icon in my task manager that I've never noticed before. It has no identifiers and when closed it automatically restarts. Any help is appreciated. Screen shot included.Unknown program running - any ideas on what it is?-start.png

    This consistent uses about 20 mb of memory.
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    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H2 19044.1526
       #2

    StartMenuExperienceHost

    StartMenuExperienceHost.exe is separate process for Start Menu and is an integral part of Windows 10. In earlier versions of Windows 10, Start Menu used Windows Shell Experience Host (ShellExperienceHost.exe). However, to improve the performance of Start Menu, StartMenuExperienceHost.exe was introduced.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1766)
       #3

    Welcome to TenForums!

    I would be more concerned with your Antimalware Service Executable running at 99.3% of your CPU usage unless you were running a scan at the time of your post.
    Last edited by EyeInTheSky; 20 Oct 2019 at 23:47. Reason: Forgot to Welcome a new member!
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  4. Posts : 2
    windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    thomaseg1 said:
    StartMenuExperienceHost

    StartMenuExperienceHost.exe is separate process for Start Menu and is an integral part of Windows 10. In earlier versions of Windows 10, Start Menu used Windows Shell Experience Host (ShellExperienceHost.exe). However, to improve the performance of Start Menu, StartMenuExperienceHost.exe was introduced.
    Excellent, thank you very much! I can rest easy now.

    Nice avatar btw!

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    EyeInTheSky said:
    Welcome to TenForums!

    I would be more concerned with your Antimalware Service Executable running at 99.3% of your CPU usage unless you were running a scan at the time of your post.
    I was indeed running a scan, thank you for the help!
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  5. Posts : 772
    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1766)
       #5

    8bit said:
    I was indeed running a scan, thank you for the help!

    You are Welcome!

    Yeah, I noticed that the CPU % was spiking and I thought you might of been running a scan!
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