I'm not sure when this occurred but whenever I open Task Manager, I see notepad taking up my device's ram. I have never seen notepad running in background and I don't think it needs to do so. Is it a virus? If so how can I remove it permanently?
Some things of note. Typically there will be an expander arrow since notepad always opens a document. Also the memory usage is pretty high unless a document is open. You could use Process Explorer to verify it's the real notepad in the correct location and do a Virus Total submission from process explorer as well as see if it has any open handles to files.