I've noticed a massive slow down in my system lately, in particular while playing an online game (Counter Strike Source...great game).
When I checked a few things out, I have noticed that the are 9 instances of OBE*.exe (OBE32.exe, OBEE.exe, OBEMail.exe x 4 & OBEServ.exe x 3), services running in the background, each of an average of 43,000K in memory usage (& while writing this they have increased to an average of 48,000K).
I quite often see what services are running in the background & have never noticed these before. I've checked an alternative machine I have running XP & they are not on there either.
I've done some looking around & believe that they are something to do with Outlook, but I don't have Outlook installed as I use Thunderbird for emails.
I've tried ending the processes, but they just keep coming back immediately. I've looked in Add/Remove Programs, but Outlook is not listed there. I've run the "services.msc" command from the run menu, but none of these OBE services are listed. :eek:
Is there someone out there that might know how to stop these from running?
I would appreciate any help I can get...thanks :o