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Old 09-18-2007, 04:51 PM   #3
Steve Rindsberg
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Did you try services? You can't kill running services through task manager, you have to stop them first from the Services applet. (Programs that do regular update checks are often run as a service.)

Apart from that, I find Sysinternal's Process Explorer quite useful in the case of "stubborn" programs that can't be stopped (apart from being like Task Manager on steroids and useful in many other ways).
I used something called AutoRuns (also from Sysinternals ... very handy) to try to determine where this pest was getting loaded. No luck there.

Checking services is a good idea, though. Thanks.

   
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