Program on Task Manager Startup tab


  1. Posts : 239
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    Program on Task Manager Startup tab


    I wanted to disable a few startup programs and there is a program called "Program" with blank paper icon:
    Program on Task Manager Startup tab-program.jpg

    What is it? Could it be some sort of malware / virus?

    Thanks!
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  2. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,737
    Windows 10
       #2

    mibaup said:
    I wanted to disable a few startup programs and there is a program called "Program" with blank paper icon:
    Program on Task Manager Startup tab-program.jpg

    What is it? Could it be some sort of malware / virus?

    Thanks!
    Right click on it and choose 'Open file location' or 'Properties' for more info.
    Could be residual from a program that's been uninstalled.
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  3. Posts : 239
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    The "Open file location" is greyed out, is there another way?
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  4. Pejole2165's Avatar
    Posts : 780
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Download the rather excellent Autoruns from Sysinternals, it can show all start up items by location and Reg entry. You can also disable things that the start up tab doesn't show.
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  5. topgundcp's Avatar
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    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #5

    Right Click on any of the existing Column Names at the top of the columns in the
    StartUp tab there are other column display choices. Select "Command Line"
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home - 64 Bit
       #6

    Hey Guys,
    This is my first post here as I just joined, but the timing was good as I had this same unknown "program" show up in Task Manager yesterday and didn't know what to make of it. Then I came across your thread here and decided to try Topgundcp's suggestion of adding the 'command line' to the category headings and it worked (tipping the hat to Topgundcp)! The unknown program apparently belongs to Send Anywhere, which would make sense as I believe it had recently been tagged as a pup and quarantined on my system... Thanks for the help....

    Program on Task Manager Startup tab-unknown-program-sent-anywhere.png
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