Windows 10: What's with the annoying pop-up?

Discus and support What's with the annoying pop-up? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hey guys, hope someone here can help me out with this minor nuisance. Every time I restart windows 10, about 10 to 15 minutes during use, I get a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Hew Jazz, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Hew Jazz Win User

    What's with the annoying pop-up?

    Hey guys, hope someone here can help me out with this minor nuisance. Every time I restart windows 10, about 10 to 15 minutes during use, I get a cmd(command prompt) pop up with the word schtasks.exe and then it automatically closes. This can get rather annoying while gaming or watching a movie seeing as it minimizes whatever I am doing and then I have to click the movie or game(regardless if its set to always on top) to make it full screen again. Any ideas why I this is happening? I appreciate any help. Thanks.

    Hew Jazz, Jun 7, 2016
  2. Romaneus Win User

    WINDOWS 10

    "THE ANNOYING WDW 10 POP UP" - what pop up? Upload the screenshot.
    Romaneus, Jun 7, 2016
  3. Annoying pop-ups

    Microsoft edge was working very smoothly, recently popups started to annoy me. My popup blocker is switched on but still facing this issue. It seems as if it's scan is not that thorough to avoid all the popups. Can someone help me with this issue?
    Sohaib Pannu, Jun 7, 2016
  4. What's with the annoying pop-up?

    Sounds like you have a task scheduled to run. Check your Scheduled Tasks and see if you have any entries.
    DeaconFrost, Jun 7, 2016
  5. jaknapceu Win User
    jaknapceu, Jun 7, 2016
  6. Hew Jazz Win User
    Thanks for the response. I'm still pretty ignorant when it comes to using Windows 10. How do I go about checking my scheduled tasks?
    Hew Jazz, Jun 7, 2016
  7. Google it mate *Wink 4 Ways to Open Task Scheduler on Windows 10
    WindowsLoooveer, Jun 7, 2016
  8. Hew Jazz Win User

    What's with the annoying pop-up?

    I actually did as you suggested prior to asking. In fact, that was the very first page I checked out. As it turns out, Task Scheduler is missing from Administrator Tools and I am unable to search(I uninstalled Cortana). I have a few features turned off in services. I also removed it from system tools to clean up my startmenu a bit.

    I didn't think I would ever need it. I never used it in Windows 7. I was hoping maybe there was a command I could type in the run box to open it up. By the way, prior to removing Windows programs and tweaking the operating system, I was still getting the command popup. So turning off a few services was not the cause. I tweaked Windows 7 even more to my liking(less restrictive then 10) and I never had any problems. I mostly use my system for gaming, so I want it running with as little stuff in the background as possible.

    Never mind, I just found it.

    Not sure what I'm looking for though. There doesn;t appear to be anything listed aside from an uninstalled registry cleaner program. Not sure why thats there.
    Hew Jazz, Jun 7, 2016
  9. At this point, it could be a crapshoot to find what is going on, since it sounds like you've disabled some important parts of the OS.

    From Windows 7 on, Microsoft has done a great job of making sure the OS runs lean and efficient on its own. There's no need to tweak like there was before. I don't use Cortana either, but she's simply hidden, not uninstalled.
    DeaconFrost, Jun 7, 2016
  10. Hew Jazz Win User
    Your probably right. It's just something I've always done with previous versions of Windows. Although, as stated above, it was giving me the cmd pop-up before I altered/changed anything in Windows. Just out of curiosity, when it does pop-up again, will it show up in task scheduler at the top, under Active Tasks? I have nothing listed in Task Status.

    They only programs I installed are Comodo Firewall, Spybot, and Clamwin Virus scanner. I have them setup to only run when I start them.
    Hew Jazz, Jun 7, 2016
  11. DavidE Win User
    DavidE, Jun 7, 2016
  12. Hew Jazz Win User
    Thanks David
    Hew Jazz, Jun 7, 2016
  13. What's with the annoying pop-up?


    That's not a very secure strategy. The whole point of running security applications (A-V, A-M, A-E, firewall, whatever) is to have them running at system startup and in realtime.
    By the time you were to realize you had a "problem" with some of today's exploits and non-viral malware/ransomware, it would be too late.
    You want to your protection applications running as early in the boot process as they can.
    Manual, on-demand scans can only cleanup stuff that already made it onto the system.
    PREVENTION is generally a safer strategy.
    I would guess that any system robust enough to run Win10 also has sufficient specs to run at least a lightweight, realtime A-V +/- other layers of realtime protection, even on a "gaming" rig.

    {No, this is not to trigger the inevitable debate on WHETHER to use an A-V, A-M, firewall. Since the OP already has them, it's likely safe to assume s/he intends to use that approach to security.*Wink}

    MoxieMomma, Jun 7, 2016
  14. RolandJS Win User
    +1 MoxieMomma; it's best to have a few well-known and well-respected security and/or monitoring programs in Startup/Services. It's possible that the owner is doing something similar that I was doing for some time: Windows Firewall [default running] backed up by Comodo Firewall [kicked in if WF indicated troubles]; and so on. That's my educated guess.

    Owner, do you by any chance have Windows Defender in TaskScheduler? I do and I get that popup also; I'll be watching and learning from this thread.
    RolandJS, Jun 8, 2016
  15. Hew Jazz Win User
    Yes, even though I disabled/turned it off, I have it listed in TaskSchedulerView under hidden but not in windows task scheduler. I have Windows Firewall disabled and am just using Comodo. I believe I figured out what is causing the cmd to pop-up. After examining both task schedulers, it appears to me that Maps Update Task is causing it on account of the recorded time that appears under windows task scheduler. Any idea how to turn this off? I tried disabling it in both programs, but it gives me an access denied error.
    Hew Jazz, Jun 8, 2016

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