Flashing window oddity

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  1. bamaster

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    My Surface Book is doing something odd. Every now and then, typically right after booting up, I see a window pop open and close immediately. It's just a blip. Kinda looks like a comand prompt window. Seems to be part of the boot up sequence.

    Anyone else have this happen? It made me think it was some type of spyware so I did a clean restore today. But it's still doing it. The flashing window doesn't bother me so much as the notion that it could be something nefarious. hehe

    Thoughts?
     
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    Ok, I was able to record the popup window. In the title bar of the window it has "C:\Windows\System32\SurfaceSystem.exe"

    I can't be the only one that sees this.

    /ON EDIT

    I'm not the only one...
    Anyone know what "SurfaceService.exe" does?
     
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    We all see it this service was added after one of the Firmware Updates - It is a System Device Driver
     
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    Thank you. Was wondering what the flashing window was.
     
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    It seems so. It wasn't there until recently. Living in the Middle East, I must be vigilant about intrusions.

    I use Windscribe for blocking trackers and VPN, and also use KeyScrambler to hide keysctrokes (which is having problems with W10 lately). Can't ever be too cautious. :cool:
     

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