Lsass.exe cannot be stopped in the task manager.
I used system restore to backtrack several checkpoints without success. I made sure to go back two weeks because I have noticed this behavior since the weekend (~2 days ago).
I am sitting behind a Netgear WAP/router; all other PCs on the network are W2K and are unaffected.
I routinely run AdAware & SpyBot with the latest updates: both turn up nothing obvious. I have McAfee running & updated: I scanned the entire disk & found nothing. All windows updates are up-to-date.
Other than this, my system appears to be functioning normally and at full speed.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Dell Dimension 4600 p4 3GHz 1.5MB 80GB PNY 5700 VE 256 XP Home SP2