Net.exe, Net1.exe..... Right clicking on apps on desktop makes desktop disappear momentarily
Posted on 2004-03-27
Athlon XP 2400+
Win XP Pro (withSP1)
128MB 3D card
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I have an issue obviously...... All of the sudden, I have a few new things in my task manager. Namely net.exe and net1.exe. I can disable them fine, but several times when I have done so, Norton Internet Security gets shut down as well, and I am unable to restart it. Now whenever I right click on an application on my desktop (besides My Computer and a few others), the desktop disappears briefly, and then shows back up again as if nothing has happened. If I try to right click on the 2 net files in the Windows\system32 folder the same thing occurs. My web browser is starting to give me issues, and I have just noticed that my Outlook Express is slowing greatly when trying to open.
I have updated my virus definitions and scanned to no avail. I have also run Ad Aware and Spybot just in case. It seems as though something is causing the havok, but I have no idea where to look to find out what it might be. I really don't want to have to format....... HELP!