I originally posted about this problem in the Windows 7 Forum thinking I had a Windows problem, but only made minor progress:
Not sure if my computer was infected, I posted here and we did not find any malware:
At the end of the above topic I was asked to post here just to make sure I did not have malware, and we did a more detailed analysis. We did not find malware, but we took a good run at trying to isolate the problem - and in so many words found that the problem could very possibly be Intel RST:
So I have ended up here based on my prior assistance and recommendation at the end of that last forum in the hope that someone here can help me eliminate this problem.
Many thanks for your assistance in advance...
Edited by Tumbo, 13 November 2014 - 12:32 PM.