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Old 06-20-2013, 01:25 AM   #1
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I opened task manager after my laptop loaded and saw a program called toast running then it shortly disappeared. I have no idea what this program is. Should i be concerned about this?

I saw mixed results during a google search. Was ranging from trojan to a program that hp includes with their computers.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:10 AM   #2
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Well, do you have an HP computer? How old is it? Did you have at one time Roxio installed on it?
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It is an hp netbook. Should be about 3 years old by now. When I do a restore it has roxio video player included.
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I know toast is part of roxio.
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That's good to know. I recently did a factory restore and haven't removed all the included programs yet.

Next time I get a laptop I hope to find one that isn't filled with preinstallrd programs. Just windows.
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Next time I get a laptop I hope to find one that isn't filled with preinstallrd programs. Just windows.
That will never happen!!!!
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That is the part I don't like. Not sure of a good way to work around it. Aside from checking every program and uninstalling each.
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That will never happen!!!!
A lot of the boutique laptop companies like main gear have lappys without crap pre installed. But of course they are usually heavy, loud, and expensive.
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Most factory built machines come bundled with crap, If you don`t want to sit and go through it all try this free program called slim computer.

http://www.slimcomputer.com/
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