Hi Sir Blood.
I only have a clock, volume control, internet connection icon and the red shield for windows security alerts (red because I turned off everything but firewall) in my lower right hand startup programs bar.
I don't think I have an email monitoring system turned on, and my browser was off.
I went to the client.exe file and right clicked. It had 'current user' bubble checked and (WXPPX86BE-5748\Admin) Below that it says:
'The following User' (with a bubble to click on to change the setting). Beside it Administrator was ghosted out.
I clicked the bubble and 'Administrator' became bold.
I tried to set it to run as administrator, and put in a password.
I got a system msg that says:
'X(big red x) - C:\Program Files\Ultima Online\client.exe
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.'
That's as far as I got with your instructions.
Courser, of NRG; the Wayward (in game).