I talked to the computer help desk at the university, and they believe it was a virus that had been lying dormant until i restarted (which had been a couple days) and it was just coincidence that i restarted and installed the VPN client.
Does anyone have any info?? Also, under the assumption that it is a virus, how do i go about fixing this problem?? Almost all of my important information is on another hard drive, so formatting the HD is not the end of the world, but I'd rather not.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.