Windows 10 Minimizing to Desktop

  1.    13 May 2016 #1

    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. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.168 and W10 Insider Build 18290
       13 May 2016 #2

    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. topgundcp's Avatar
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       13 May 2016 #3

    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

    thanks guys - I will monitor and come back to you.

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  5.    14 May 2016 #5

    It looks like the programs responsible are:

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  6.    15 May 2016 #6

    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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