Could someone please advise: for the last couple of weeks 5 minutes after I start my PC the "connect to" dialogue box springs onto my screen for connection to the internet, this has never happened before, I am not sure how to check to find out what program (or virus) may be forcing this to happen. I have run AVG, - all clear and have run 'spybot'- again all clear. I have a standard internet dial-up and running Win ME. Your advise would be much appreciated. S.
I do not have anything loaded that should be automatically looking for updates, not that I am aware of anyway, If all else fails I will try Zone alarm. This has only started recently. Is there a way of checking what could be triggering it? How do I see what background progs are running etc?
You could try using the ctrl +alt +del method to bring up the list of active apps. Then shut down one at a time until you find the culprit. Do not close down explorer or systray. I have seen a list on this forum of what should be running in a healthy system. But I cannot remember the link.
I will check the points you have raised, but have been taking Grey George's advice and narrowed the culprit down to: sgtray, sdstat, or atiptaxx, I tried to 'end task' syntplpr but it won't go. Any more thoughts anyone?
Meanwhile I will try the next lot of suggestions, I'll be back soon.....don't go away! Thanks everyone so far. S.