|I fixed it by changing the "user init" value|
Many thanks to both of you for your quick replies
Changing the user init values didn't work for long as I restarted my pc this morning and it was back
Upon closer inspection I see that this is not an ordinary notepad, it's set out differently with different colours:
If I go to its process in task manager, it comes up as "svchost.exe" and its description is "Notepad"
If I then click "open file location" on the "svchost.exe" it takes me to "C:\Users\(current username)\AppData\Roaming\WinDir" which has a single file in it, "svchost.exe" with a notepad icon for the application and its set as a protected system file.
I tried to upload it to virus total (it had already been uploaded) and it took me here:
In the comments box, 1 person says its malware whereas two people say its legitimate notepad.
So if it's not a virus, what is it, why is it in my temporary folder, why does it run on startup (with no registry entries for it anywhere), and how can I remove it?