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Windows 7: Mysterious Windows tasks

29 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Mysterious Windows tasks

I see a few Windows tasks in the Task Scheduler that appear strange. I shall appreciate demystifying these? If they are non-essential, then I can delete them I guess. The tasks are the first three in the Task Scheduler Library - see screenshot. They are:

Mysterious Windows tasks-task-scheduler-capture.jpg

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29 May 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

What are the Trigger and Action settings? That should help define what they do.
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29 May 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


I wouldn't want any of that running except flash updater. Any installed Google is pernicious spyware freeloading on your resources. The rest look like dodgy software. I would turn them all off except flash.

Then I'd immediately establish a Clean Boot so only the AV is starting with Windows, since a PC with all that scheduled likely as freeloaders on Windows 7 startup: Clean Up Bloatware

We don't accept mysteries with Windows 7 but instead look to be the masters of our system who don't allow anything to run that we're not absolutely confident in.

For that reason I'd look over Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which reflect the collected best practices based on helping with thousands of installs since before Windows 7 was even released here at the top tech forums on the net.
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