For the past 2-3 months I have had a thread called SysFader on my Explorer.exe (as shown by TaskInfo2000 from http://iarsn.com
To see a screenshot of what I am talking about, look here:
I have no idea what this thread is, what is using it, or even if it is somehow harming my machine. All I know is that it never uses less than 5% CPU (on a 866mhz P3 w/ 512 megs RAM) ..
The thread starts as soon as I boot Windows, even before I start my applications .. And when it starts taking high CPU (10-15%) there is nothing I can do (that I know of) to fix it other than to reboot ..
I am at a complete loss on how to fix this, or even how to troubleshoot it .. I asked around and other people don't seem to have this thread running ..