WELCOME, I was having the same problem,AOL-WIN98.
AOL tech always said it was on my end,and as I understand it
WINDOWS hogs resources, even when programs close.
REID pointed out a app. called END IT ALL. free download
on ZDNET. Spaced out the direct linkage.But it works
like a charm. you'd really be suprised what it still
running.GOOD LUCK, and again WELCOME!
[This message has been edited by damfino (edited 02-10-2001).]