Every 30 minutes (maybe every hour) or so a mystery program will originate out of no-where to load itself (or check my system?) or do whatever it does. This take approximately 1 second. And so it is an incredibly quick phenomenon.
The only reason i know it is occuring is because the window in which i am working will suddenly be deselected (although no new window will appear on my screen), the top blue-bar will go from true blue to light blue of course (indicated it is not the selected window any longer). And i will have to reclick on it in order to resume. Also, even though i "hide" my taskbar, if it happens to be up during the loading, then i will see an extra, yet standard, unlabeled "program" box sitting there for the course of that 1 second.
So far this is only mildly annoying -- mostly because i dont know what is being loaded. Furthermore, i am going to buy some games soon, and i'm really concerned that this constant event is going to interfere with my game play! If i am shooting up, and suddenly have to reclick on the screen, but my cursor isn't where i want it to be because 1 second has passed without control, i am going to be majorly steamed. It is in the interest of all gamers, to understand what the heck is going on here.
So please do help!
What is not occuring (maybe):
THESE ARE NOT "POP-UPS" in the normal use of that term. There is NO window which pops-up. (This is in response to the REPLY below -- do not reply to this message with Pop-ups problems. Start your own thread.)
There is no evidence that i can find of spyware or viruses on my computer. I did full and deep system scans using both Norton Internet Security AND Windows new spyware scanner. Nothing found. Everything looking good. Is there a better program which might catch something these two missed? Or is a loading program SO OBVIOUS that it must be caught if it was malicious?
I need some advice as to what this could be.
Either that or how can i find more details about which program is running like that? If it were truly in the background, it wouldn't be annoying. But if its something in the background that is coming to the forground every once in a while for one second -- how can i find out what it is??
Edited by Loading, 04 November 2005 - 11:48 PM.