Windows 10: "Rogue" background processes

Discus and support "Rogue" background processes in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Launch an app, like Calculator, and it appears under the APPS section in Task Manager, but not as a background process. Close it and it vanishes.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by borgus, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. borgus Win User

    "Rogue" background processes

    Launch an app, like Calculator, and it appears under the APPS section in Task Manager, but not as a background process. Close it and it vanishes.

    Yet, randomly, often after SLEEP, an app (likely from Windows store) shows up as a background process. Why?
    Is there a way to prevent this?

    Is there a method that can create a unique event log entry when a specific background process has started?

    Firewall blocking has no effect, so the process is likely internal. The intent is not to prevent the app itself from running.

    borgus, Oct 26, 2015
  2. borate Win User

    "Rogue" background processes

    Clean boot does not isolate the problem, which is evident on other W10 PCs as well.

    Yes, the background task - in this case, Calculator - can be ended...but the object is to prevent it from starting.

    Another tested calculator, from Windows Store, behaved similarly. When store-supplied apps show up as

    background processes (not when they are actually being used) they cause
    keyboard shortcuts to lag.

    There are no viruses or malware on this machine.
    borate, Oct 26, 2015
  3. "Rogue" background processes

    Hi Borate,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    To assist you better, please answer the following questions:

    1. What exactly is the app that shows up under background processes?

    2. Are you able to right click and end the task?

    I would suggest you to try the methods below and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Clean Boot

    Place your computer in clean boot and check if the issue persists.

    Click the link below for steps on how to perform a clean boot.

    How to Perform a Clean Boot? (Applies to Windows 10)

    Note: Once you are done with the troubleshooting, perform the steps in "How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot "to reset computer as usual.

    Method 2: Microsoft Safety Scanner

    Run the
    Microsoft Safety Scanner
    and check if it resolves the issue.

    Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.

    The Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection.

    Please take a backup of all the data to an external hard disk before performing a scan as it could result in data loss.

    Do get back to us with the result. We will be glad to help if you need further assistance.
    Wungraileng Vashi, Oct 26, 2015

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