On Sep 11, 11:48 am, Henry <hskn...
It's a default registry setting that is launching task scheduler on
standard Win98 installs. It needs to be deleted from the Run keys in
the registry in order to have any peace from the pest.
Under "SchedulingAgent" entry(ies) delete either mstask.exe or
mstinit.exe under the Run, RunOnce, and/or RunServices keys and
reboot. If done right, it won't be there anymore or launch ever again
unless you invoke it from the start menu under system tools. I quote
from the mstask.inf file which has it's TipInfo as "Task Scheduler
starts each time you start Windows, and runs in the background". Just
as you have to keep insisting it does!! How quickly the 'experts'
You may need to pause it with a right click in the system tray AND
kill it by using the Ctrl, Alt + Delete Keys invoked Close Program
applet too and then reboot - been so long I can't remember myself. I
DO remember having to kill it though and sometimes it keeps coming