Solved How do I see/manage programs in background?

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March 22, 2016 at 11:18:50
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Pentium D 925
While shutting down my computer I often get the message that the shut down has to wait until a background program has closed. I don't know what programs are running in the background and sometimes I get a slow response to my key strokes as well while trying to bring another program up or a search using Google.

Thanks a bunch for your help. Uncle Dewey

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March 22, 2016 at 16:10:51
Go through the options/preferences on everything you have installed & make a list of what has auto updates or start up at boot enabled.

Is auto updates in your Windows updates enabled?

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March 22, 2016 at 16:46:06
Get rid of all the fancy and useless gadgets installed. They not there to assist/help you, they are there to spy on you.

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March 23, 2016 at 10:38:28
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Download CCleaner-Portable, unzip it, open the folder, then click on CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (depending on whether you have 32-bit or 64-bit OS). Click Tools > Startup & you'll see your list of startup entries. You can then disable or delete the ones you don't need/want. After making your changes, reboot.

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March 23, 2016 at 13:47:16
Hey Rider,

I have used CCleaner, but never knew about the startup feature. One of them I know has been the program that I see as delaying shutdown. I am 102% sure this will solve my background problem. That one program has been bothering me for some time!! The "proof is the pudding" as they say, so I'll get back to you a few days

Thanks a whole bunch!!! Uncle Dewey

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March 29, 2016 at 15:08:15
Everything is A-OK. The only delay in shutting down is a Windows 7 update.

Thanks a mil!!! Uncle Dewey

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August 26, 2016 at 15:19:10
I still get Acronis True Image closing down when I am in Shut Down Mode. I have used CCleaner MSCONFIG to uncheck ATI, and disabled ATI auto check for updates even though that was for Start Up of TIC only.

There must be something hiding somewhere.

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August 26, 2016 at 15:35:37
"There must be something hiding somewhere"
More than likely in the ATI options.

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