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Some weird program running in the background

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    Some weird program running in the background


    Hello, every time I start up my laptop this program starts running. I do not know what it is and can't figure out what it's called so I can't close it.

    I can see it running when I switch between tabs. Here is a screenshot of it in between of Chrome and my desktop:

    Click image for larger version

    Does anybody know what it is and how to get rid of it?

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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Yes, that is the problem indeed. This is the actual size I see this. I thought maybe the icon would be recognized by someone.
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    Canada
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    Type into a reply post exactly what it says.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Type into a reply post exactly what it says.
    I can't read what it says, because it won't open.
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    When you switch between tabs, the one selected gets large. Can you take a screen shot of that .. Print screen?

    But you should be able to see it in Task Manager.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    When you switch between tabs, the one selected gets large. Can you take a screen shot of that .. Print screen?

    But you should be able to see it in Task Manager.
    Yes, usually the selected tabs gets large. Unfortunately, this one doesn't.

    I have checked the task manager and I see no program with this icon either.
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    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    I would guess, that it is a metro app, Chrome related. Does it run, when Chrome is closed?
    Check startup items, lets say with https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner check scheduled tasks as well.
    Also check the task manager, I prefer Process Hacker myself, it shows, what process runs an application.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    I would guess, that it is a metro app, Chrome related. Does it run, when Chrome is closed?
    Check startup items, lets say with https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner check scheduled tasks as well.
    Also check the task manager, I prefer Process Hacker myself, it shows, what process runs an application.
    Aha, yes it's related to Chrome.

    Thank you all for your help.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    A Google image search lead me to the following results; check your task manager for ANY of this information:

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Some weird program running in the background
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