Computer Security & Viruses/task manager question


In the "processes" tab of the task manager, there is a check box that says "show processes from all users".  What might this mean?  I have a stand-alone computer, live alone, and no one else should have access to it.  I noticed that when I check the box, a lot more items appear--even if my browser is closed.

Thanks much.

Every system has a "System" user.  Open Task Manager, select all processes from all users, view the user names then check out what they're up to by visiting the Microsoft website and Wikipedia.

Why you mentioned your browser isn't clear.   Want to tell me more?

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