How to locate this suspicious program?


  1. Posts : 27
    windows 10 1909
       #1

    How to locate this suspicious program?


    I found a suspicious program under Task Manager/Startup. Its name is "Program"; its icon is a rectangle with a folded upper right hand corner, just like that of a generic .txt file except there is no horizontal lines in it; its publisher is blank. How do I find out the location of this program? I most likely will delete it.
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  2. Posts : 35,401
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    How can you locate it?

    You should be able to see a path as this example:
    How to locate this suspicious program?-1.png

    Once you know what it is, then decide how to deal with it.

    More: try Autoruns, free from MS.
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  3. Posts : 27
    windows 10 1909
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Mine only has the first four. It doesn't have the last one - command line.

    I'm running 1909 18363.900
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  4. Posts : 1,096
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #4

    yky378 said:
    Mine only has the first four. It doesn't have the last one - command line.
    I'm running 1909 18363.900
    The default view is to only show 4 columns on the Start-up tab.

    Right-click on any of the 4 existing column headers and you'll see the option to add the Command line column (and others).

    How to locate this suspicious program?-task_manager_columns.png

    Hope this helps...
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  5. Posts : 27
    windows 10 1909
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Oh! Thanks. I was clicking at the blank column header. No wonder nothing happened.

    Thanks to all who helped me.
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  6. Posts : 7,114
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    RickC said:
    The default view is to only show 4 columns on the Start-up tab.

    Right-click on any of the 4 existing column headers and you'll see the option to add the Command line column (and others).

    How to locate this suspicious program?-task_manager_columns.png

    Hope this helps...
    I never spotted those extra columns before! Why is my disabled time 1601?
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