It started as a graphics problem - the screen would retain windows when the task terminated. The process list shows multiple instances of IEXPLORE.EXE running when there are none in the Applications Task list.
Ending these spurious processes sometimes addresses the problem and the screen display recovers.
I run Sygate as a firewall, AVG for viruses Spybot, Adaware, Spyware Guard and Spyware Blaster, all up to date and run daily
OS is W2k SP4
Pentuim III with 768K RAM
Nvidia GEForce 256 with 32Mb
Why does IEXPLORE.EXE fail to terminate?