Yes. I have other computers but generally use older ones. W98-ME Why? Use older when you still can?
Other than desktops was using an old CTX 300mhz laptop. I was retiring that when it still works.(spend money on it?)
I broke out a new (old)..never used Compaq laptop (700us) feeling I better use that before it is too obsolete.
XP--900mhz-258 memory to begin with..20gb hard-drive....
So as with any 'never used computer' I downloaded various programs. There was some serious problem and found the browser was defective and deleted Internet Explorer 6 and downloaded Firefox. At least in my case NOTHING would allow the re-install of IE6.(error--you have a newer browser already)
I was having Norton/Systemworks nightmares. I'm not sure about this company any more. I used their Systemworks 2002 with no problems but anything afterwords seems---problems--problems----
[their website seems a book of solutions to error codes]
Inslalled XP SP2.
I seemed to still be having too many problems so decided to do a FACTORY RESTORE with disc's that came with unit.
I did not want to risk errors so paid somebody to do it.
Worked wonderful after.(except why is Norton-Roxio GO-BACK still on it at boot-up?) ---and XP RESTORE will not work.....
Then I caught this SIXA thing. No matter what you do it takes over the dial-up. VERY FAST. Try to disable something in its dial-up properties and no luck. Delete it and its back in seconds.
A SEARCH for files with sixa in it just found one registry entry. No other sixa in C drive.
I only have AdAware downloaded. That finds nothing.
So this laptop is WORTHLESS.(as to dialing up and internet)
Tomorrow I'm trying to go to that computer place that did my FACTORY RESTORE and at least ask why a disabled NORTON ROXIO GO-BACK is still on it? Maybe I will get another restore?
I know this has nothing to do with SIXA. Thats my problem.--but would a restore get rid of it????
I'm no computer wizard. I do not have ability to manually edit things like the registry without EXACT clear instructions.
The problem I seem to be facing is this SIXA and nobody heard of it or has a solution. Any of anti-virus places hear of it? Spyware places?
I've caught virus's a few times but I think 100% of time there was some solution as it was recognized and somebody has figured out how it works and a cure.
The computer is worthless as is. I might be getting another RESTORE.(If that will fix it?)
Otherwise I think the 'HELP' here is to download one of your programs and show the results here?
I'd have to download it on another computer and try to transfer it to laptop.
The weather is HOT here and am not moving too fast !!!!! (plus in problem overload)
I hope I don't have a big phone bill already. The thing sets itself to dial 5 (I think) but the slight audio I hear its dialing more numbers than that. I'm not sure if its going out as it seems to re-dial until maybe the modem is burned out.
I guess it has a mind of its own but any dial up I have nothing set to dial outside of local.? (like dial one first or area code) It seems to lead to a web page as the 'start page' you chose is altered. I did not wait long enough to view that page.
If a RESTORE will not solve it====
This one is not very funny. I don't know yet about possible phone bills but if this SIXA is out there it renders your computer worthless and no solution.(except buy a new computer?) Work off-line.
Edited by zz4, 30 August 2005 - 02:03 AM.