Toast

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by zeppelin04, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. zeppelin04

    zeppelin04 Member

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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.
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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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?
     
  3. zeppelin04

    zeppelin04 Member

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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.
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    I know toast is part of roxio.
     
  5. zeppelin04

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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.
     
  6. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    That will never happen!!!!
     
  7. zeppelin04

    zeppelin04 Member

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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.
     
  8. PCunicorn

    PCunicorn Active Member

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    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.
     
  9. jamesd1981

    jamesd1981 Active Member

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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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