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I recently noticed that there's a program which shows up on task-bar and disappears momentarily (No window shown). This happens periodically. I want to find out what process this is. Is there a way to get a list of previously executed processes in Windows 7?

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How about this: Download Process Monitor from Microsoft and run it. Set up a filter that excludes everything that is currently running.

Then wait - once the new process pops up, it should appear in the monitoring list.

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Is there any way to see it without downloading an external software? – CyberneticTwerkGuruOrc Jun 16 '14 at 18:41

Or you could use Process History, no filtering required

Disclaimer: I wrote this software.

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