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Processes not closing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ryangrant, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. ryangrant

    ryangrant Thread Starter

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    I'm having a bit of a strange issue;

    Quite a few processes aren't closing when I close their applications.

    I close the window or shut it down, yet when I check task manager the process lingers, and causes the program to malfunction when I start it again.

    I have to exit the process and restart it to get it going properly.

    They seem to be mainly processes with high memory usage:
    outlook.exe
    firefox.exe
    hl2.exe (CS: Source)

    My PC is a Quad Core with 4GB of RAM, 750 GB hard-drive etc, Windows XP...

    Got any ideas?
     
  2. speed_hog

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    You may be infected with Malware...
    You need to go here;
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    Read all the sticky posts and don’t do anything until instructed to by an Expert.


    Please be patient, there are a lot of people waiting for help as this is a big problem, so spend your time researching, Security Help Tools and any thing else that you can find to help you learn how to avoid this in the future.

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