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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2015, 02:19:35 PM »
So what does Autoruns have that WinPatrol doesn't?

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2015, 02:24:21 PM »
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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2015, 01:39:07 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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2 files downloaded, Autoruns.exe and autorunsc.exe, what's the difference between them?
« Last Edit: May 23, 2015, 01:47:21 AM by ehmen »

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Re: How to identify task number
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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2015, 10:46:10 PM »
Hi ehmen,

Yes I would and that is because you downloaded it from a download site that is bundling it with junk - PUP - crap - adware or what will you call it, at least unwanted.
These programs should be downloaded from sites that are known to provide clean downloads like: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/autoruns/
It is a pity that sites offering non-bundled downloads are getting rare, there almost is not a program any longer that is free (as in free beer). When downloading unchecky is your best companion.

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2015, 01:47:09 AM »
These programs should be downloaded from sites that are known to provide clean downloads like: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/autoruns/
I downloaded it from the link you provided above:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
That's not a good source?


Also:
2 files downloaded, Autoruns.exe and autorunsc.exe, what's the difference between them?

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2015, 02:19:25 AM »
Hi ehmen,

They are similar only the one is the normal stand-alone program you work from the desktop
and the other is to be started from Accessories with the command prompt
But that is being explained on the developer's site and the instructions how to use the tool.

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Re: How to identify task number
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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2015, 12:32:06 AM »

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2015, 12:57:35 AM »
But if it doesn't need to be installed, how could a toolbar come bundled? In other words, without an installation, when would the toolbar be offered (which is why it'd be bundled in the first place)?

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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2015, 08:01:43 AM »
have you heard about Google / Bing  ?  ...... very nice tools to find answers to the (million) questions you have   ;)



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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2015, 12:27:30 PM »
Why go to google, when you can just come here and ask and get a good friendly answer?
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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2015, 06:58:11 PM »
have you heard about Google / Bing  ?  ...... very nice tools to find answers to the (million) questions you have   ;)
Of course I search for answers myself before posting a question.
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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2015, 07:17:29 PM »
Install and use Unchecky to help you if you missed something and Always use Custom install.
Bundled installs are usually well disguised so be careful and read before you click.
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Re: How to identify task number
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2015, 07:29:48 PM »
Install and use Unchecky to help you if you missed something and Always use Custom install.
Bundled installs are usually well disguised so be careful and read before you click.
Thank you, obviously I always do a custom install to spot the garbage they try to sneak on me (not that I install stuff to often anyway).
But that's not what the question here is. Autoruns doesn't require installation, which prompted me to ask what toolbar the scan (link provided again below) could have spotted, since nothing is offered without an installation.

https://www.metascan-online.com/en/scanresult/file/31d6a89a73c74dfb919aa97fe310f287
« Last Edit: May 27, 2015, 07:38:28 PM by ehmen »