Dial up dialling up on it's own!!

  montyburns 09:34 15 Oct 2003
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My internet connection has suddenly started misbehaving, in as much as when I log on, about 20 seconds pass and then it starts dialling up by itself. I can't find anything in startup relating to this, and in the settings for dialup connection, there's nothing mentioned. Also if I disconnect it always tries to re-connect immediately, even though I have "re-dial attempts" set to zero...

Driving me slightly nuts - help!!!

  montyburns 09:38 15 Oct 2003

Forgot to say that I'm on XP..

DOH!!!

  graham√ 09:38 15 Oct 2003

Sounds like you've inadvertantly downloaded a dialer. Download and run Spybot S&D click here

  The Spires 09:53 15 Oct 2003

Do you have a Firewall of any kind, click here seems highly recommened lately on here & is Free it would seem for home use. Others will correct if that is untrue. click here Info on reasons for Firewalls, if you know all this stuff my apologies.

  montyburns 09:57 15 Oct 2003

Just about to do the download. Thanks, hope this sorts it!

I do have a firewall, but only the standard XP one - is this good enough?

  graham√ 10:05 15 Oct 2003

No, the XP is not very good. Try The Spires 'kerio', or Sygate click here

  montyburns 10:59 15 Oct 2003

Done the spybot thing and I think it worked!!

Will do the firewall thing later

Cheers both!

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