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There is no such thing as an "AutoIt process". Every launched program is assigned a PID, be it written in AutoIt or whatever. When a process ends, it definitely terminates and every resources it used is freed.

If you launch myscript.exe you can see it in TM as long as the process is running, but no longer.

Malware code hiding itself set apart, no normal processes leave live parts after termination.

Do you have an example script that demonstrate weird behavior in this respect?

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This boils down to issues with the script. You need to make sure that the script does not terminate before all keys being held down have been released. If the program terminates unexpectedly, this can also result in keys being held down indefinately. You should also unregister all hotkeys before exiting the script.

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The script is just an execution of various hotkeys. What happens though, is that the SHIFT key or ALT key will remain permanently pressed, held down, sometimes until I reboot.

That's in the FAQ in the wiki. Why does the Ctrl key get stuck down after I run my script?

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