Auto dialling problem on internet

  gippingman 10:11 23 Nov 2003
Locked

Hi folks - I am desperate for advice!

I use Freeserve Anytime as my ISP and Windows XP Home using 56k modem and a bt line that is shared as the main telephone line. I am finding that on most occasions that when I switch the computer on it will auto dial/connect to internet even if just on desktop. If I launch various programs - Word or others same thing happens. I often manually disconnect but then after every 10-20 seconds it dials up again - I don't appear to have any control over it- it has a mind of its own and is very frustrating - I have tried fiddling with various setting to no avail.
Somebody please help!!!

  Stuartli 10:19 23 Nov 2003

You probably have one or more programs automatically checking for updates or you have configured Outlook Express to check for new mail on a regular basis, such as every five or 10 minutes.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 6T McLaren edition costs more and charges faster

Climate change, War and #MeToo: 'Ugly Truth' Christmas jumpers show the dark side to modern life

New Apple Products 2019: Predicting the new Apple products coming soon

Samsung Galaxy S10 : date de sortie, prix et autres rumeurs