Windows 10: Weird app running in background while windows starts

Discus and support Weird app running in background while windows starts in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi everybody nice to meet you, Please help me figuring out this weird issue I have with windows 10 home X64 ver 20h2 startup. I bought a new pc two... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Shachar, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. Shachar Win User

    Weird app running in background while windows starts


    Hi everybody nice to meet you,

    Please help me figuring out this weird issue I have with windows 10 home X64 ver 20h2 startup.

    I bought a new pc two weeks ago and installed all the programs, office 365 personal (bought full price key as I did for my windows 10 home) and updates needed. Everything went fine up until 2 days ago when I noticed that I get a weird tiny blue line down in the task bar for 1 sec each time when my windows starts.

    It shows up and disappears immediately. I attached a screenshot from startup.


    Weird app running in background while windows starts [​IMG]


    I used Microsofts help and they told me its probably some background program running and guided me to delete tmp and prefetch files as well as to run sfc scan that fixed some files with yet with no effect on my issue.

    Im very cautious user and didnt click any suspicious link since I bought the new comp. I have not noticed any unregular popup/notification and my pc runs fast and so the windows startup. I use Avira free with no virus results in complete system scan and just for sure run also Malewarebytes and Hitman pro scans with no threat results.

    Microsoft didnt know why this background program/start up issue occurs and recommend reinstalling Windows.
    Is this really necessary? Is it a benign system setting bug or rather a sign of a malware?

    Maybe this has something to do with the last important Windows update (KB4598299) that was automatically installed in my pc just 2 days ago?

    I tried also to install the quality update as well (KB4598291) but it did not help. I have found on google that these updates caused some issues but didnt find anything on my specific problem that could be not related to the update.

    I would welcome any idea to fix the issue.

    Thanks in advance,

    :)
     
    Shachar, Feb 7, 2021
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  2. Jomel Ber Win User

    Apps only run as background pocesses

    Hi Carmine,

    To manage background apps in Windows 10, you can follow these steps:

    • Go to Start menu and select Settings.
    • Click on Privacy on the Settings window.
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select Background apps.
    • You’ll see a list of apps that have permission to run in the background with an
      On/Off toggle.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Thank you.
     
    Jomel Ber, Feb 7, 2021
    #2
  3. Apps running in Background

    Hi JonBlann,

    Windows 10 allows some apps to run in the background even if you never open it. This would let the applications to update itself or to get you notified with what's new with the app. However, this would consume most of your battery, bandwidth, and system
    resources.

    You can refer to the steps below on how to disable apps from running in the background:

    1. Go to Settings > Privacy > Background apps.
    2. Under Background apps, toggle off the Let apps run in the background switch to disable all apps that come from Microsoft Store. If you want to disable only a specific app, then you can toggle off the switch next to the
      app under Choose which app can run in the background.

    Let us know how it goes and we'll assist you further if needed.
     
    Monica Cam, Feb 7, 2021
    #3
  4. Weird app running in background while windows starts

    Background applications

    Hi Robert,

    We understand that you don't want some apps to run on the background of your computer. What we suggest is to
    control which apps are allowed to run in the background. To see which apps have permission, just follow the below steps:

    • Open the Start menu or Start screen and select “Settings.”
    • Click or tap the “Privacy” icon in the Settings.
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select “Background apps.”
    • You’ll see a list of apps that have permission to run in the background with an “On/Off” toggle.
    Just bear in mind that, apps normally run in the background to update their live tiles, download new data, and receive notifications. If you want an app to continue performing these functions, you should allow it to continue running in
    the background.

    Feel free to update us with the results.
     
    Michelle Vil, Feb 7, 2021
    #4
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