My task bar was running Mozilla, NDIVIA <sp?> video card, and sound. I removed Mozilla and NDIVIA.
I'm just home for lunch and have to go back to work in a few minutes. I'll run Adaware when I get home, and Defrag before I leave.
>A. some program is trying to run an update, or loading that is large enough that it is taking up all your available ram,
Any way I can find out what might be running?
>B. soumewhere there is an electrical appliance that is >automatically turning itself on at that time
Shouldn't be anything in our house doing that.
>the video card and making Bad Things happen.
I did install that video card mentioned in that other thread. I don't think that is the problem though, I seem to recall that back when I quit EQ for the 90th time 7 months ago, I was going LD on a timed schedule then too.
>Go to start:run and type in msconfig .
Only problem with this is, I disabled most of them before and had problems. My mouse scroll wheel wouldn't work and Winamp would lock up. I honestly don't know which ones I need and don't need, even after looking them up online.
What Housecall found:
Virus type: Trojan
Aliases: Trojan.JS.NoClose, TROJAN.NOCLOSE, JS.TROJAN.NOCLOSE, HTML.JSCRIPT.NOCLOSE, JS/NoClose.gen
Pattern file needed: 272
Scan engine needed: 5.200
This script malware, which is usually embedded in certain Web sites, opens browser windows to connect to a pre-defined list of URLs contained in its body. Infected users may encounter difficulties in viewing, maximizing, and closing these windows while unknowingly running this malware's hidden functions.
It says that it runs with IE, and I use Mozilla. Also, I've never had any problem with my browser windows. I deleted the file, as they suggested.
Thanks for your help, Kao. I'll let you know the results (if any) of Adaware. I also plan to sit and watch my PC tonight at 9:04 (at the desktop) and see if anything pops up.