I've tried solutions from other websites and they haven't work, almost seems outdated because it is from a few years ago such as turning off Automatic Updates; clicking Start, Run, and modifying items in the registry (i.e. "Transport Bind Name" making it a blank value / Port 445, "Enable DCOM" changing it to N from Y / Port 135, "IsDomainMaster" making it False, going to Command Prompt and typing in "...winsock...").
The only temporary solution I found that disables the timer is running Command Prompt from Start / Run then entering "shutdown -a". However, this doesn't cure the problem.
My main concern are 1) Does my computer have something harmful / can retrieve sensitive information and obviously 2) I need to get rid of it and I've read so many posts where people have the same exact issue and there seems to be no clear universal solution. Is there a program that can clean it out?
Please, I really really need help from a moderator to walk me thru this problem. Thank you!
Edited by computer02, 28 January 2010 - 11:57 PM.