I'm running Windows XP Pro, and for the past few months my computer will attempt to connect to the internet (as if I've chosen for it to). It does this every half an hour or so. Somehow it bypasses ZoneAlarm, I've checked for virsues (Norton Antivirus 2002 with latest defs.) and Ad-Ware (Adaware). Nothing came up with either of these. Anyhelp would be very much appreciated
Did you install any new programmes prior to this problem? I had same problem when I installed RealOne Player which had a persistant updater if it isn't disabled. I had a similar problem when I first installed XP Home with Messenger which kept trying to connect, disable it.
Have you checked your network connections? A rogue dialer may have installed itself.
I think ZA will only show an alert once your modem has connected and the programme tries to access the Internet. The alert will give a description of the programme. This is how I resolved the 2 problems I had as mentioned above.
I had this once with Norton antivirus looking for its updates after Jan 7th (the revocation certificate was out of date or something like that, and every time I logged on I got the dial up box) may not be but might.....have since unchecked the tab in internet advanced options to stop looking for the certificate, and have had no problems since.at the time I THOUGHT I had spyware on here, and got my answer from a thread on this forum.......it may be the answer for you, if not someone WILL have..... ( just an idea......)