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Old 08-22-2006, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any way to find out what keeps starting a process in task manager?

I have WINWORD.EXE constantly running and getting bigger. I know it start when you copy paste. But, I'm sitting here doing nothing and it's growing. It was at 124k a second ago. I killed it. I've scanned and scanner my comp. I'm clean that I know of. It's got to be some sort of tracking device.

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Old 08-22-2006, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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winword is microsoft word, so scaning your computer isnt going to do anything since its a good program. it will load that process everytime you use outlook or other programs that use word as and editor. 124k is nothing, if it grows to 5000 k thats still really nothing.
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That just seems really odd and alot of memory to be using. I know it's an MS program. But, it's never even showed up before or gotten this big.
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how much memory is it using ?
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Well, I killed it 15 min ago and it's back to 35,000 already. I don't understand how all of a sudden one day it shows up as a process and continually grows even though no word program is open. WINWORD should'nt open until you start a new email in outlook or start a copy/paste session. This is acting like somethings logging what I'm doing.
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what are your system specs?
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As in what programs am I running?
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