In the for what it is worth department.... day before yesterday whilst on the Net using 'limited' privliges (trying to be a good boy) instead of 'administrator' privliges KeyScramble decided I need an update and then it decided it couldn't do the update because of the limited account I was running. I told it to do it later. Once off the Net I changed to 'administrator' and fired up FireFox 126.96.36.199 and Keyscramble went to do the update. Since that point in time FF has been acting stupid. When I fire it up FF runs the CPU up to 100% and keeps it there for many loooooooooooooong seconds. Each time I go to open new FF tab.. same thing. FF just bings everything almost to a halt while it is fumbling around doing virtually nothing.
I dumped KeyScrambler. Ran CCleaner. All was cool. Rebooted FF and it was still the same..... thinking...thinking....thinking. So, I dumped FF, cleaned up a bit, and re-installed. Same FF thing persists. IE and Opera are uneffected by all this nonsense. They work fine. Using Opera now.
Today, I fired up Hijackthis and knocked of some line 09 buttons, but otherwise the log looked good (I think). Smile.
Ran several of the free on-line scans and Norton locally.. all good. McAfee Avert Stinger and X-Clean Micro show nothing in the rootkit department. However, SysInternals Root-kit revealer turns up one entry besides the two (SAC and SAI) enteries it always finds. So I tend to think this KeyScrambler progam is the culprit there. Still rooting around in the 1s and 0s hoping to find something amiss. Sheesh!
Bottom line is this... if you are running KeyScrambler and on-line in 'limited' mode and KeyScramble decides it wants to do an update you may get a surprise with FF too.
All the Best.... GRJ