I removed IE6, rebooted and re-installed IE6. No change. I even upgraded to IE7. Same thing so I went back to IE6.
I have run Spybot, McAfee antivirus, Spy Sweeper, Super Anti Spyware and Ad-Aware, all with no help.
I posted a hijack this file and here's what was suggested:
I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.
The lsass process is a Windows system process that handles security functions. The file on this system is the correct file.
It could be a problem in IE or it could be a conflict with McAfee (this has been reported on more than a few occasions). Hard to say.
I wuold suggest posting in the XP forum here: http://www.bleepingc...ms/forum56.html . They can assist with non-malware related system issues and help with evaluating running processes.
Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.