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Windows 7: Normal background program behavior?

19 Oct 2009   #1
Carbonyl

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
Normal background program behavior?

Hi everyone,

Just a quick question, since I'm still adjusting to Win 7 Professional (even after a few months). Is it normal for some programs to launch quietly, do something, and then quickly close? I usually have Process Explorer open so I can monitor all running applications at all times, and this evening while my machine was idle, I noticed three programs pop up as daughter processes to services.exe. One of them was dllhost, but the other two I couldn't get a good look at. I'm pretty sure it was NOT the defrag, because that runs daughter to scvhost.exe

Anyhow, I'm just wondering, is there a list anywhere of what tasks launch themselves, what to look out for? MBAM and ESET's NOD32 say my system is clean, but programs running themselves without approval always makes me jittery. Thanks!


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19 Oct 2009   #2
SnarkyTwit

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carbonyl View Post
Hi everyone,

Just a quick question, since I'm still adjusting to Win 7 Professional (even after a few months). Is it normal for some programs to launch quietly, do something, and then quickly close? I usually have Process Explorer open so I can monitor all running applications at all times, and this evening while my machine was idle, I noticed three programs pop up as daughter processes to services.exe. One of them was dllhost, but the other two I couldn't get a good look at. I'm pretty sure it was NOT the defrag, because that runs daughter to scvhost.exe

Anyhow, I'm just wondering, is there a list anywhere of what tasks launch themselves, what to look out for? MBAM and ESET's NOD32 say my system is clean, but programs running themselves without approval always makes me jittery. Thanks!
It's probably random services that run to keep the machine running properly. IE windows update, indexing and stuff like that. If your antivirus and antimalware don't report anything, it's probably nothing to get worked up over. I don't know of any lists of services just yet. Will probably become public soon with the official release of 7 impending.

I have found that disabling services that I think I don't need will randomly break things with the O/S. So I wouldn't go that route. If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it.

Snarks
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