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  • What’s in your task scheduler?

    Posted on May 29th, 2021 at 23:42 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

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    This task for the weekend was inspired by Robtl’s post in the forum asking about black DOS boxes that would randomly pop up on his screen.

    In my personal experience they typically are on boot – or right after boot and are triggered by vendors who have put tasks in the task scheduler to run their routines.

    It’s a good idea to review and make sure you can identify all of the tasks in there and can determine what vendor stuck something in there. In the search box on your computer type in Task and then when you find the Task Scheduler, click on that. A window will pop up and you can review the tasks that have been put on your machine. If you use Chrome, you will for sure have a Google updater task in there. It’s okay to leave that in there because you want your browsers to update.

    So are there any tasks you don’t recognize? Post up what you don’t recognize and we’ll sort it out for you.