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Phantom Dialup

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:56 PM

Recently my computer has started automatically dialing up my internet connection. It is not always at start-up, sometimes happens after my computer has been on for awhile. Since I have only one phone line, this is somewhat of a problem when I don't know it's on. I am using Windows XP Home w/SP2, Dell Dimension 2400 computer. I use Firefox & IE7.

Under Tools/Options on checking for messages, it says: If my computer is not connected at this time.... do not connect.

Any suggestions?


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Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:09 PM

Have you scanned for malware?
If so, what programs did you use?
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:13 PM

If your scans turned up clean,
Go to your Control Panel then Internet Options and click on the Connections Tab.
Is the radio button Dial Whenever a Network Connection is Not Present highlighted?
If it is,check the radio button that says Never Dial a Connection.
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