Ben, For question 2 do you have Cox High Speed Internet Service. The links below may be of some help.
1. Start, Run, MSConfig, SysConfig, Services, has.... "WEBCLIENT" with Status ..."STOP PENDING".
I have never noticed ... "Stop Pending" before. Why would it be PENDING?
2. ControlPanel, ADD/REMOVE has "BroadJump Client Foundation". (a 15.59 mb file)
I have no idea what BroadJump Client Foundation is. Doing a SEARCH of all drives, does not bring up anything at all.
So, any ideas what BroadJump Client Foundation is, and why does it not show up in the SEARCH window?