Windows 10: What's with the annoying pop-up?

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  1. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       08 Jun 2016 #11

    Hi:

    Hew Jazz said: View Post
    They only programs I installed are Comodo Firewall, Spybot, and Clamwin Virus scanner. I have them setup to only run when I start them.
    That's not a very secure strategy. The whole point of running security applications (A-V, A-M, A-E, firewall, whatever) is to have them running at system startup and in realtime.
    By the time you were to realize you had a "problem" with some of today's exploits and non-viral malware/ransomware, it would be too late.
    You want to your protection applications running as early in the boot process as they can.
    Manual, on-demand scans can only cleanup stuff that already made it onto the system.
    PREVENTION is generally a safer strategy.
    I would guess that any system robust enough to run Win10 also has sufficient specs to run at least a lightweight, realtime A-V +/- other layers of realtime protection, even on a "gaming" rig.

    {No, this is not to trigger the inevitable debate on WHETHER to use an A-V, A-M, firewall. Since the OP already has them, it's likely safe to assume s/he intends to use that approach to security.}

    Cheers,
    MM
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  2.    08 Jun 2016 #12

    +1 MoxieMomma; it's best to have a few well-known and well-respected security and/or monitoring programs in Startup/Services. It's possible that the owner is doing something similar that I was doing for some time: Windows Firewall [default running] backed up by Comodo Firewall [kicked in if WF indicated troubles]; and so on. That's my educated guess.

    Owner, do you by any chance have Windows Defender in TaskScheduler? I do and I get that popup also; I'll be watching and learning from this thread.
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  3.    08 Jun 2016 #13

    RolandJS said: View Post
    +1 MoxieMomma; it's best to have a few well-known and well-respected security and/or monitoring programs in Startup/Services. It's possible that the owner is doing something similar that I was doing for some time: Windows Firewall [default running] backed up by Comodo Firewall [kicked in if WF indicated troubles]; and so on. That's my educated guess. Owner, do you by any chance have Windows Defender in TaskScheduler? I do and I get that popup also; I'll be watching and learning from this thread.
    Yes, even though I disabled/turned it off, I have it listed in TaskSchedulerView under hidden but not in windows task scheduler. I have Windows Firewall disabled and am just using Comodo. I believe I figured out what is causing the cmd to pop-up. After examining both task schedulers, it appears to me that Maps Update Task is causing it on account of the recorded time that appears under windows task scheduler. Any idea how to turn this off? I tried disabling it in both programs, but it gives me an access denied error.
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  4.    08 Jun 2016 #14

    MoxieMomma said: View Post
    Hi: That's not a very secure strategy. The whole point of running security applications (A-V, A-M, A-E, firewall, whatever) is to have them running at system startup and in realtime. By the time you were to realize you had a "problem" with some of today's exploits and non-viral malware/ransomware, it would be too late. You want to your protection applications running as early in the boot process as they can. Manual, on-demand scans can only cleanup stuff that already made it onto the system. PREVENTION is generally a safer strategy. I would guess that any system robust enough to run Win10 also has sufficient specs to run at least a lightweight, realtime A-V +/- other layers of realtime protection, even on a "gaming" rig. {No, this is not to trigger the inevitable debate on WHETHER to use an A-V, A-M, firewall. Since the OP already has them, it's likely safe to assume s/he intends to use that approach to security.} Cheers, MM
    My apologizes, I actually do have Comodo firewall running at startup and have it on all the time. It is just the spybot and virus scanner that I prevent from starting up and only use them once a week or so. I have always runned my operating systems this way as far back as Windows 95. Believe it or not, I have never gotten any viruses nor have I had any issues with my OS failing. I never had to format/reinstall on account of my operating system not running properly. Aside from this annoying cmd pop-up, Windows 10 is running smoothly and my games area actually running better on this operating system then any previous versions of Windows. I'm not sure why seeing as I have not upgraded any hardware in over 5 years and Windows 10 is more bloated and uses more ram than 7 and XP. Not complaining seeing as I can actually run Evil Within now at full graphics with no stutter, on a system thats worth less then my shirt.
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  5. Posts : 1,023
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Jun 2016 #15

    Just delete the task.
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  6.    08 Jun 2016 #16

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Just delete the task.
    Suprisingly I was able to delete it in windows task scheduler. Hopefully that solves my problem. Time to reboot and find out. Thanks for your help guys.
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  7.    09 Jun 2016 #17

    Looks like that solved it. NO more annoying pop-ups. Any idea as to why Windows was running Maps Update Task? I can't be the only one that's experienced this annoying problem.
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  8. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       09 Jun 2016 #18

    Hew Jazz said: View Post
    My apologizes, I actually do have Comodo firewall running at startup and have it on all the time. It is just the spybot and virus scanner that I prevent from starting up and only use them once a week or so. I have always runned my operating systems this way as far back as Windows 95. Believe it or not, I have never gotten any viruses nor have I had any issues with my OS failing. I never had to format/reinstall on account of my operating system not running properly. Aside from this annoying cmd pop-up, Windows 10 is running smoothly and my games area actually running better on this operating system then any previous versions of Windows. I'm not sure why seeing as I have not upgraded any hardware in over 5 years and Windows 10 is more bloated and uses more ram than 7 and XP. Not complaining seeing as I can actually run Evil Within now at full graphics with no stutter, on a system thats worth less then my shirt.
    Thanks for the clarification.
    It sounds as if you have been both smart and lucky all these years.
    Running only a firewall in realtime is NOT currently the recommended "best practice" for most computer users, given today's malware landscape and threats.
    Moreover, modern systems are more than capable of running realtime security applications, even on gaming systems.
    (In fact, many AVs have "gaming" mode settings.)

    But it's your system, and if you are comfortable with your current strategy, that's fine with me.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  9.    09 Jun 2016 #19

    MoxieMomma said: View Post
    Thanks for the clarification. It sounds as if you have been both smart and lucky all these years. Running only a firewall in realtime is NOT currently the recommended "best practice" for most computer users, given today's malware landscape and threats. Moreover, modern systems are more than capable of running realtime security applications, even on gaming systems. (In fact, many AVs have "gaming" mode settings.) But it's your system, and if you are comfortable with your current strategy, that's fine with me. Cheers, MM
    It sounds like you may know a fair bit about security. In your opinion, what would you consider to be the best freeware firewall currently available? I just removed Comodo and am now trying out PrivateFirewall at the moment. It's less bloated and uses less resources. I really like Tinywall but unfortunately it is not a standalone firewall and requires Windows Firewall in order to function properly. Windows Firewall is disabled on my system. I try too avoid using anything from Microsoft if I can help it. If it wasn't for the fact that Linux is not compatible with 90% of my games, I would switch over in a heart beat. Anyway, I was just wondering what you thought about the current free Firewall's and which one do you think is best and why? Thanks. Sorry If I upset anyone with the Linux comment. I just like to have full control over my system and with each new release of Windows, it is getting harder and harder to accomplish this.
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