My machine was doing a lot of thrashing on the hard drive and not doing much while I was trying to log on, so I hit the ol' 3-finger salute (Ctrl-Alt-Del) to see what it was running. Everything looked normal except an app called Windows Media Encoding Agent. I killed the app, and the thrashing stopped, and everything else is now running normally.
My anti-virus says I'm clean, and I just got an update, but I seem to recall that Windows Media had a security flaw. I've gotten the most recent update, and installed it, but the machine hangs now more than ever (Windows Me, and I can't go back to my 98SE -long story, don't ask. Grrrrr[pissed]).
Do I need to run to the store to get more tinfoil, or is there a new bug out there?