I am having problems with internet explorer loading and unloading, even though I am using Firefox. Whenever I am in an open window, the blue title bar changes from dark blue to light blue and back to dark blue. I looked at my task manager and I always have one copy of IEXPLORE.EXE running. It disappears for about 3 seconds, then reappears, taking up to 50% of my CPU time, then disappears for another 3 seconds. It is extremely disruptive to my typing, and other things. I can't do full-screen activities such as games and other programs, because it will always minimize the activity I am on, and give me the desktop. I tried to halt the program through the task manager, and the only way I am able to enter this message is by using Firefox browser and trying to type between flashes of dark blue title bar and the light blue (when I can't type). However, IEXPLORE.EXE is still loading and unloading, taking up all of my system resources. Note that I do not see the Internet Explorer browser running. This is happening in the background.
I have done the following.
Ran Norton Anti-Virus and removed all viruses.
Got hit with the Trojan.Bookmarker.J virus 2 days ago, and attempted a removal. Seems fine now, but not sure if I have residual problems from that problem.
Ran Spybot S&D and removed all problems.
Yet my problem still persists. Can anyone help me?
John S. Woods