Can you determine what application/service this is in your Task Manager (ctrl-alt-del)? You might also be able to locate by running MSCONFIG.
When you setup your University's network config, did you install any provided apps from the school itself?
Last, I like the way hang-the-9 is thinking on this. Did your system (I assume this is a notebook) come with any security software (like LoJack) installed? I know that Dell offers this.