ok what about the opposite, what if this is on the computer and you want to shut it down or work around it, how would you do that? if you looked in one area to find the program or process, where would you look? (this is on a home computer not work comp.)
Not sure what CoolKidd is talking about
To see if a unwanted application (key logger) is running hit Crtl+Alt+Del. This will bring up the processes window. Make sure show all users checkbox is checked (or else it might hide stuff), you should then be able to see all programs running on your system. To find out what any one of them are, go to its run directory. If itâ€™s suspicious try "end task"ing it and see if windows complains. If it does complain (or restarts itself) then it probably should remain on. Otherwise it could be one of the applications you installed, you will know this by watching your task bar to see if one of the icons disappear. Or it could be the offending task. Another way to find out what program is running is to Google the process. Most (if not all) MS processes will have a definition/explanation on them and Google does a good job of finding them.
Another place you can look is under "services" in the admin tools folder, located in control panel. It will show all programs that start on startup, not just the ones running.