it sounds like spyware to me. i would install several spyware scanners and see what they say when you run some scans.
Win 2000 Pro SP4 - Pentium III/1GHZ - 256MB - 30GB HD
ZoneAlarm w/Antivirus - Spybot S&D - a2(malware detector)
IE6 - Comcast Broadband connection
For 2 days, RelevantKnowledge has asked for internet access & server rights thru ZoneAlarm.
1st request IP destination is 22.214.171.124 which is CERFnet, AT&T Broadband.
2nd request IP destination is 126.96.36.199 which is Sequent Computer Systems (IBM) in Vermont. (Sent them an email.)
3rd request IP 0.0.0.0 Port 8254 for Server rights.
ZoneAlarm has no info on this. I OK'd the first two & denied the server rights.
I've had no problems crop up. I've researched Microsoft & done internet searches with no results. The only thing that has changed on my computer is I downloaded some Clip-Art from Freeze.com.
**I would like to know what RelevantKnowledge (rk.exe) is, what it does, why it loads on start-up and do I need it???
Thank You for any info you can provide.