A search of Google seems to indicate that sprite6.exe is an automatic updater used by many applications(Kodak Easy Share, for example) and is from a company called BackWeb. You may be able to determine the application launching sprite6 by checking the latter's path and killing it from your startup programs.
At the same time, it may be an indication of malware. Run your resident anti-virus, Spybot, and Ad-Aware (make sure all definitions are current), so they can clean it from your hard drive.
If these actions do not prevent all those instances of sprite6.exe from running, then post a HJT log so our volunteer team can review it. Instructions for doing this can be found here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...s-Log-t956.html
Edited by jgweed, 07 October 2005 - 08:56 PM.