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?
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.