Microsoft RED stop circle in little window, then..

  timoth 12:52 26 Mar 2004
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Does anyone out there know what to do with a message window which has a red circle with a white cross thro' it and an OK tab underneath. I click ok then get a yellow triangle warning sign complete with '!' mark. I get this in connection with dialup, especially when i have one or two explorer ie. webpages, opened (offline) and I attempt to dialup. I cannot get a dialup until either i clear all pages and/or turn off the machine. cheers, tim parker (Windows 98 and Pentium2 machine). PS. Have been driven nuts with this as it has not cleared for about 1 yr. and my dialup, when i get thro' has suffered with patchy connections - when i do actually get thro'- sometimes dialup is real slow or cuts out.

  medicine hat 13:08 26 Mar 2004

Are there no words on these messages?

  timoth 13:21 26 Mar 2004

no, there is just this box, about 6 cm by 4 cm , or so. timoth

  medicine hat 15:22 26 Mar 2004

This seems very suspicious activity to me. Have you scanned the system recently for nasties such as spyware as well as viruses?

Personally I have never encountered what you describe but maybe others here have. Lets wait and see.

  johnnyrocker 15:32 26 Mar 2004

try holding ctrl when accessing it is probably a pop up stopper.

johnnny.

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