setInterval question

Hi everybody,

I have a main movie loading an external swf. The loaded swf includes a set Interval for a function. In the code of this loaded movie i didn’t use a clearInterval to get rid of the Interval.

My question is not a problem. It is more curiosity. Later in the main movie I unload the loaded movie, but the Interval keeps working (the called function includes a trace action), even after the movie has been unload.

Is this how interval works??

Thanks for your help