Windows 10: Issue with a task manager startup application Solved

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  1.    03 Apr 2018 #1

    Issue with a task manager startup application


    So recently I opened my task manager startup, and I saw something that I am a little bit concerned about. There's a file that just says "Program" and it has no publisher? I can't link to the file location so I don't know what it is from. Just worried it might be a virus and I need to know how to get rid of it. It is disabled on startup but it's still there, idk what to do? Or if I should even be worried?

    Thanks, guys!

    Here's a screenshot of what I am talking about.

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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       03 Apr 2018 #2

    Might check some of these pages found with an Internet Search:
    scptoolkit tray notifications at DuckDuckGo
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  3.    03 Apr 2018 #3

    Right click any column. Name column will do. Enable command line view to get path.

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  4.    04 Apr 2018 #4

    It shows that it is from WinZip, I am okay with that I am just sketched out by why they have to label this way.

    Is it still not a virus though right?

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    Should I still get rid of it?

    thanks, guys so much for the help

    EDIT: I just went to try and find the .exe in the file location, and it's not even there. I even had hidden items turned on. I am getting a little freaked out. I may be a little too paranoid cause I have broken so many computers trying to do things that were over my head. But I just want to know if I am okay lol
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  5.    04 Apr 2018 #5

    This is a better screenshot
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       04 Apr 2018 #6

    Magpeye said: View Post
    It shows that it is from WinZip, I am okay with that I am just sketched out by why they have to label this way.

    Is it still not a virus though right?

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    Should I still get rid of it?

    thanks guys so much for the help
    It's basically a harmless program, just Winzip auto-checker and updater. There should also be an option in the program itself to "check for updates". You can't just delete it from Startup thru Windows, but you can prevent it from showing by using an app called Autoruns, from Sysinternals (MS owns Sysinternals) and unchecking the entry.

    Autoruns for Windows - Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs
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  7.    04 Apr 2018 #7

    Good job, guys! Your excellent answers all came while I was researching to reply, too. So I'll just add that turning off this startup item won't affect 7-Zip behavior at all. You need only remember to check the program occasionally for updates on your own instead. @f14tomcat @Callender @Berton: good work.
    --Ed--
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  8.    04 Apr 2018 #8

    Hey thanks guys so much! This helped a lot! I think I am going to use sysinternals cause it's just annoying to me, idk why, it just is lol! But thanks so much for the help y'all




    Side Note: I am new to the forums, really any forums in general and you guys have blow me away with help and response time! I was expecting replies with in months! But thanks again to all y'all @f14tomcat @Callendar @Berton and @EdTittel
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  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       04 Apr 2018 #9

    Magpeye said: View Post
    Hey thanks guys so much! This helped a lot! I think I am going to use sysinternals cause it's just annoying to me, idk why, it just is lol! But thanks so much for the help y'all




    Side Note: I am new to the forums, really any forums in general and you guys have blow me away with help and response time! I was expecting replies with in months! But thanks again to all y'all @f14tomcat @Callendar @Berton and @EdTittel
    You are welcome, sir!
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  10. Wynona's Avatar
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       04 Apr 2018 #10

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Good job, guys! Your excellent answers all came while I was researching to reply, too. So I'll just add that turning off this startup item won't affect 7-Zip behavior at all. You need only remember to check the program occasionally for updates on your own instead. @f14tomcat @Callender @Berton: good work.
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    Nope, it surely won't, Ed, since the OP has WinZip. Click image for larger version. 

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