To view the programs running in the background on Windows 10, right-click on the toolbar at the bottom of the desktop and select Task Manager. The Task Manager pop-up box appears. Click the Processes Tab. The Processes Tab will list programs running in the background. Follow these directions to prevent a background process from automatically starting when the computer is booted.
- Right-click on the Windows Start icon and select Run. The Run pop-up box appears.
- In the Run pop-up box, type msconfig and click OK. The System Configuration pop-up box appears.
- In the System Configuration pop-up box, click the Services Tab. Remove check-marks from Services (aka processes) which you do not need to start on boot. Click Apply, OK.