Programs accessing Internet that I can't control
Posted on 2000-03-02
For several weeks now, my Internet connection has been slow and I have noticed increased disk activity. I have gotten Internet Explorer script errors and when I disconnect from the Internet I get errors saying that I have lost connection to sites I know nothing about. I have done a virus scan which was clean. I then installed a firewall (ZoneAlarm) which identified two programs that are accessing the Internet on a regular basis: Tasksmon.exe and Wintask.exe. I have no idea what is going on. I am also puzzled that Tasksmon.exe has a creation date of 01/14/00 and that there is another program named Taskmon.exe. I am running Windows 98 and I use Netscape 4.5. Any help would be greatly appreciated.