I used to see the same sort of thing under 9x and it was usually the
result of the anti-virus software or bit rot in the registry.
If I were you I'd run spybot, adaware, stinger, active-ports, and
anything else you have to make sure your system is not infected with
something. Make sure that your anti-virus software is up to date and is
actually working. Also make sure that windows is up to date.
Maybe I'm off the mark there, but I spend a lot of time at work dealing
with systems that have been infected because some grad student clicked
on a malware pop-up on a system with an unpatched version of IE. I'm
downright paranoid about windows security. When a system does something
strange for which there is no reasonable explanation, I assume it has
been "HaX0r3d" and I'm usually right.
OSA = Order of *** ic Assclowns
ARC = Avarice, Retribution and Corruption
My name is Lee Reynolds and I live in Tempe, AZ.
My social security number is 314-15-9265
I drive a blue 1990 Toyota Camry, license plate number OU-812
I'm still waiting for my SP declare so I can have it framed.