Category - Tutorials

Chromium Uninstall Fails on Windows 10

Chromium stands for an open-source web browser popular among many Windows 10 customers. In spite of its positive reviews and reliability in the industry, certain customers are experiencing problems when attempting to uninstall Chromium. Reports indicate that people are not able to remove the browser in a common manner, which might lead to more substantial problems. Even though...

McAfee: Disable Notifications and Bundled Apps

McAfee, just as many other contemporary security tools, keeps regularly reminding you about itself. It may install various browser add-ons and display all kinds of alert notifications you might not wish to encounter. In case McAfee came with your Windows computer, you may permanently face alerts that your subscription to it has expired. This is how to remove these ongoing messages that may indeed be extremely annoying. Pay attention to this tutorial: Temporarily Disable Avast, Symantec, ESET, McAfee, Avira, Bitdefender For Windows 10. Was McAfee Initially Integrated With Your device? Try to...

“COM Surrogate” (dllhost.exe). Its Role For Windows OS.

In case you decide to inspect your Task Manager, there’s a great possibility you’ll encounter one or more “COM Surrogate” processes active on a Windows workstation. Such processes have got the file name “dllhost.exe”, and are components of Windows OS. You’ll notice them on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and even previous versions of Windows. This tutorial is component of our regular sequence of guidelines describing various processes located in Task Manager, such as Runtime Broker, svchost.exe, dwm.exe, AMTEmu, and many others. Aren’t you aware of what those services stand for? Keep...

What is Host Process for Windows Tasks?

Host Process for Windows Tasks is a very important system element that handles an important function which is required for the system to perform properly. In this post, you will see the explanation of the functions of this process, as well as the troubleshooting guide in case it consumes too much system resources. The purpose of Host Process for Windows Tasks That process serves as a “frame” for a massive construction of internal system services. Host Process for Windows Tasks is used to provide the access to needed DLLs to Windows services at the moment of system launch, and every time when...

Prevent Windows 10 From Restarting Apps After Turn Off or On Your PC

Following this tutorial will help you to understand how to prevent your Windows 10 from restarting the apps that were active the moment you switched off or rebooted your device the next time you switch into your user account. Without a doubt, this option may be helpful for certain categories of customers, however, in my particular case, I prefer not to reopen those last utilities & applications. Why is it so? Well, even if they were active yesterday evening I might not need them today at all. Even if I do want to use them I can easily restart them again. Some people obviously agree with...

What is wsappx exe process?

Wsappx bis a background process in Windows – one of dozens running together with this operating system. A lot of users don’t know what is the purpose of these processes, and sometimes think that they are malicious. In this article, you will read detailed information about the purpose of the wsappx process, and also methods of detecting if this process is fake and created by malware. What is the wsappx process? This process was initially added in Windows 8 and kept developing in Windows 8.1 and 10. Its purpose is fully connected to the Windows Store. In fact, the only thing that is...

Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe). Why do dwm.exe using CPU?

Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) is a system process running in Windows, one of a big number of ones that are used in this operating system. It is a deeply-integrated process, because it has a very important role. However, there was several cases when malicious programs mimic that process in order to be ignored by the user who tries to detect the malware presence through checking the running processes in Task Manager. In this post, you will see how to distinguish the original process from the malicious one, as well as information about the dwm.exe purpose. Desktop Window Manager process...

System Interrupts – what is this process?

System Interrupts is a system process running in Windows, which can be spotted in the thread with system processes. However, it has a significant difference with the processes we described before. In this post, you will see the detailed description of this process, methods of troubleshooting in case if something is wrong. What is the System Interrupts process? This process has hardware origins, in contrast to other processes that are usually related to software functionality. Hardware interrupts is the mechanism that makes possible the correct interaction between all hardware components you...

What is Windows Shell Experience Host?

Windows Shell Experience Host is a background process in Windows that is launched together with the system and runs until the session is over. Users often ask about the purpose of system processes, and this one is among that category. In very rare cases, the name of that process can be used to conceal the virus which runs in the background. In this post, you will read the detailed review of that process, methods of checking if Windows Shell Experience Host is a virus, and also the removal method for malware that mimics this process. What is Windows Shell Experience Host? This process is very...

What is CCXProcess.exe? Does it need to run at startup?

You can see the process named “ccxprocess.exe” in your task manager. Some of the users start panic, thinking that it is a sign of coin-miner or spyware presence. However, you may keep calm, because in the majority of cases this process is legit. In this article, you will read the information about this task, as well as the methods of detecting if it is a malicious one. What is the purpose of ccxprocess.exe? This process belongs to the Adobe Creative Cloud, which is getting installed when you get Adobe software on your PC. This process is needed to create a single workspace for all projects...