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Offline ehmen

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How to identify task number
« on: May 18, 2015, 02:37:17 AM »
Hi, in my task manager I sometimes see such a task:

taskeng.exe   Task Scheduler Engine   taskeng.exe {long string of letters/numbers}

I've tried looking through my Task Scheduler to identify what that character string is, but I can't find it, as there's no "find/search" feature in the task scheduler.

Does anyone know how I could identity a task in the Scheduler?

Thank you!

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 03:48:58 PM »
Have you tried a Google search ???
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Re: How to identify task number
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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2015, 04:08:21 AM »
Have you tried a Google search ???
Of course, I did that prior to posting this question, and all I got there is how to use the Task Scheduler, just as I got below:
Just two ways to start to understand the task scheduler.

http://www.7tutorials.com/first-steps-working-task-scheduler

http://tinyurl.com/pyefr2q
Some basic reading: http://www.windowshelp.net/windows-processes/taskeng.exe.aspx
Read here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff382713.aspx

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Thanks guys for your assistance, but I already know how to use the Scheduler, and as indicated above, I looked through all the folder but haven't found the long stringed task I saw in the Task Manager, which is why I'm asking if anyone knows a way to search for a unidentified task.
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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2015, 08:52:56 AM »
Hi ehmen,

Did you try to use this fine program to identify unknown task number, autoruns? See: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 03:11:33 PM »
Is it more comprehensive than WinPatrol?

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 04:01:08 PM »
Is it more comprehensive than WinPatrol?

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Entirely different programs with totally different purposes. 
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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2015, 04:05:01 PM »
And the Sysinternal tools are free while WinPatrol is not.

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2015, 04:06:11 PM »
And the Sysinternal tools are free while WinPatrol is not.
Sorry Eddy but there is a free version of WinPatrol. :)
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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2015, 04:17:57 PM »
Haven't seen it on the Winpatrol website.
Could ofcourse be that I have overlooked it though.

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2015, 12:31:52 AM »
Is it more comprehensive than WinPatrol?

Thanks.
Entirely different programs with totally different purposes.
Doesn't WinPatrol also show you the startup tasks and processes?

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2015, 12:37:11 AM »
Is it more comprehensive than WinPatrol?

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Entirely different programs with totally different purposes.
Doesn't WinPatrol also show you the startup tasks and processes?
Yes it does but that's not it's primary function. There's a lot of security related technology included in WinPatrol.
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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2015, 01:24:10 AM »
So what does Autoruns have that WinPatrol doesn't?

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2015, 01:50:37 AM »
Hi ehmen,

Answer to that question here: http://www.7tutorials.com/whats-best-startup-manager-windows
Just type Autoruns vs Winpatrol in Google and you get the answers via that search query  :)
Autoruns was a tool that was used to accompany HJT, now it can be used alongside modern tools
A lot of experts have Autoruns as a favorite, I use it next to Freefixer.
Re: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-startup-manager.htm

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