Identify any suspicious process in Windows 10

Identify any suspicious process in Windows 10

Microsoft's operating system, Windows 10, while we work, in the background performs many tasks that we are aware of. Most of them are for the benefit of the user and the software we use, but not all.

Therefore if we see that the team on certain occasions has a somewhat suspicious behavior, it may be running some process that should not be there. Well, to locate these elements, something that will be of great help will be the System Task Manager. Keep in mind that the aforementioned Task Manager lists all the applications and services that are currently running on the system.

To say that some of these applications may be running in the background, but with everything and with it, here we can see them. At the same time it is good to know that for the most part, the Task Manager is quite easy for most to understand. Even if we are not too expert users, this section is quite intuitive. In fact here we can check what is consuming a greater amount of RAM, CPU, or just to see what is running.

But what interests us here are the processes that are running, so if we see a somewhat suspicious one, we must pay special attention. Maybe it could be some kind of malware that has sneaked into the computer, for example, so we should identify it. For this, the aforementioned Task Manager will be equally useful

Verify the running processes of Windows 10

We must bear in mind that the name of a certain process in the Task Manager may not be easy to identify. This is because it may not be the same as that of the application to which it corresponds. This is not done so with bad intention, so it does not necessarily mean that it is a malicious code, but we must check it.

Therefore, for all this, the first thing we do is to right-click on the process in question that is suspicious to us. Next we select the option “Open file location” in the context menu. This will open a File Explorer window where we will see the folder from which the marked process is running.

Therefore we can check the folder in which it is located, which will give us a clue about the application from which it comes. Of course, there are some exceptions, since all the elements listed in the "Processes" tab are applications. Some are system services, so we will not see the "Open file location" option. On the contrary we will see an option to search for the “Online Service” so that we can stop it if necessary.

In the event that the process folder does not reveal anything or we cannot access it, we can try to search in “Properties”. In that window we access the “Digital signatures” tab to see which application it belongs to and thus stay more calm.

Date update on 2019-10-17. Date published on 2019-10-17. Category: microsoft Author: Oscar olg Fuente: softzone