Hello chas0039 and welcome to BC
It sounds like you have some type of Dialer program on your computer. These programs will attempt to connect to long distance premium phone numbers and can lead to astronomical phone bills. Its best to unplug the phone line (if you use dialup) when you are not actually using your computer to avoid these charges until this problem is resolved..
Have ZoneAlarm set to show alerts and have a look at the ZA log for some clues as to what may be going on.
and run AdAware
and Spybot Search and Destroy
. If they find your problem it will be described as a Trojan - Dialer.
Another good program to use for this problem is a-squared
All three should be a part of regular computer maintenance along with your anti-virus.
Post back and let us know how you make out.
Edited by Leurgy, 06 May 2005 - 05:14 PM.
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