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Windows 7: Missing Task in TaskScheduler after Computer Name change

11 Apr 2012   #1

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Missing Task in TaskScheduler after Computer Name change

Hello All! Setting up a new Windows 7 install and goofed up the computer name and didnt immediately notice. I had already setup a task to run upon logon when I noticed that the PC's name was all jacked. So I changed the pc's name and rebooted. After reboot the task disappeared from the task scheduler list but still runs. Is there anyway to remove this ghost task when it is no longer visible in the task scheduler?

I thought about changing the name back temporarily to see if the task would show up but I have no idea what that name was, so that is not an option.

Thanks!

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11 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Read here: MS10-092: Vulnerability in Task Scheduler could allow for elevation of privilege see if that allows you to locate the task and get rid of it.
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11 Apr 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

chrismec,
Try using CCleaner.
CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |

If your ghost task is listed, then first disable button and then delete button.

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