|Thanks so much for the kind reply and thoughtful information!|
I haven't tried any of those. But I've scanned with McAffee too. I hunted all over the web for info on this and came up with the idea that it's part of AdAware "threatworks", and so it's just a conflict with RUBotted which thinks it's malware...if anyone can show me that my hunch is right or wrong, I'd be very, very interested. NOT much information out there at all!
RUBotted doesn't tell me where the code is on the computer, and an internal search doesn't yield any result either.
I don't like this version of Norton, and am planning a change in the future. But McAfee was also irritating, both slowed my system down a LOT - but this Norton gets knocked off frequently and I have to reboot my computer to restart the Norton, makes me MAD.
My computer isn't running badly at all right now, though. No symptoms of anything.