xp machine keeps dialling the internet

  rsturbo 19:38 05 Jan 2004

i have turned off all startup programs, unchecked all systray progs, checked for virus / trojans etc, ran spybot the only thing i have not done is install a firewall with alerts to tell me what is dialling the internet all the time. can't do this yet in case it changes any of my networking settings (on my intranet). have disconnected both machines networked to this pc so its not them accessing the net. is there a program that can tell me what is accessing the net but without changing any settings?

thanks for any help

have turned off windowsupdate

  PA28 19:59 05 Jan 2004

Have you been into MSConfig and disabled the myriad of startup services that lurk there? Otherwise suggest ZoneAlarm (free, and clean uninstall in my book). Can't promise how it will affect your network settings, but it can be manually configured. And the basic version is free and will tell you all you need to know as it happens.

  anon1 21:12 05 Jan 2004

You could open a command prompt and try "netstat" to see what is open

  Biogeg 22:13 05 Jan 2004

Just a simple thought have you been to control panel,internet settings,connections.Click Never dial an internet connection. Just a thought

  lotvic 01:29 06 Jan 2004

a rogue dialer may have installed itself - check your telephone bill - they run at about £1 a minute!

download 'Hijack This' to see if your settings have been hijacked it will check it out and then it can be fixed. It is on this site click here
and loads of info on what to do is there as well

  Jester2K 07:21 06 Jan 2004

Simpler to run Adaware click here nd / or SpyBot click here

Update and scan

  rsturbo 01:54 07 Jan 2004

but to no avail, this is very strange....

  Jester2K 07:36 07 Jan 2004

Have you installed a firewall (ZoneAlarm etc) as it will tell you whats trying to dial out?

  PA28 19:25 07 Jan 2004

Ha! We agree again! See my earlier post..

  plsndrs3 19:27 07 Jan 2004

Was there anything there?


  Jester2K 21:44 07 Jan 2004

Doh! My secret is out. I just copy others postings... ;-)

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