How can I pause the command prompt windows?

April 19, 2017 at 11:18:48
Specs: Windows 10
Command prompt windows open briefly during startup. I can't read what they say, because they close quickly. I've never seen them before, and I'm concerned that maybe some bad program has installed on my computer. I've run a Norton full system scan, and it picked up nothing.

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#1
April 19, 2017 at 11:48:26
Go to "Task Manager > Start-up tab" and see if disabling any items there find the culprit. I have known the odd legit program flash up command prompt.

If you want to do a quick malware check these three often unearth what other programs miss. Run them in the order given:

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwa...
(blue Download button).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "Free Download" button rather than the "Buy Now" button).
After the install go to "Settings > Protection". Under Scan Options move the "Scan for rootkits" slider over to On and Run the Threat Scan. Quarantine anything it finds.

If anything is found please copy/paste the associated logs on here. If you lose the ADW log you can find it as a text file in the ADWCleaner folder directly off the system drive root (usually C).

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#2
April 20, 2017 at 00:58:50
if you are fast enough click the window and type ctrl+c

And like Derek said its probably in your startup program list, either in msconfig/task manager(win 10) or in the following location:
%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Simple solutions are often the best


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#3
April 20, 2017 at 09:31:57
I ran all 3 scans, and only the first one found anything. My start-up command windows are now gone. One of the programs broke my browser (Chrome) but after re-installing it, everything seems fine now.

Thanks.


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April 20, 2017 at 10:06:42
Glad to hear it and thanks for letting us know.

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April 22, 2017 at 07:52:44
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