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Can someone tell me what's causing this

By Shrek187 ·
About every 20 minutes some sort of application or something keeps launching it's like it's trying to connect to something. I don't know what it is and it is really bugging me. I noticed it after I upgraded my printer software.Thats a HP PSC. There must be a way to stop this. Please help.

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by NZ_Justice In reply to Can someone tell me what' ...

Download a program called hijackthis, and remove any reg settings that might be malicious. Also check your services running Identify ones you don't know and disable the malicious ones. Run A spy-ware program in safe mode if necessary and anti-virus.

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by Shrek187 In reply to Can someone tell me what' ...

I should have said I all ready scanned for spyware/malware and viruses and got the ok. I wish it was something that simple

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Can someone tell me what' ...

Try This. Its a neat little file.
http://www.silentrunners.org/

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by ctrservices In reply to Can someone tell me what' ...

If you hold down the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Del--click Task Master--click the Processes tab, you can usually see which process is requiring CPU usage (the percentage of CPU usage number under the CPU column)and search the Internet for its Image Name to see if it is OK or not.

You could also have a legitimate app (like MSASCui to update Windows Defender for Win XP), so go to Start--Run and type "msconfig" (without the quotes)--hit Enter, click the Startup tab. Then uncheck every thing except your firewall, spyware and antivirus apps, reboot.

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While in Msconfig, you will probably see several boxes checked for HP programs to run at startup. They are not needed at startup.

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by oldbag In reply to Can someone tell me what' ...

This is the HP printer software. HP is known to have the software default to check for updates. I consider this as a type of spyware imposed by HP. Go into the HP software and turn off the automatic update checking. Also check your startup and remove your printer software from there as well.

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by Shrek187 In reply to

It was the HP component manager or else the update manager. I disabled both since there not important.

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