Computer automatically dials ISP on start-up.

  Axle 21:41 22 Feb 2004

Recently my computer has started to dial my ISP everytime I switch it on i.e. without me clicking on the internet explorer icon. I am connected via a 56k modem to a pay per minute plan. Until very recently I surfed merrily along with no virus protection and never had any problems. On the advice of a friend I downloaded anti-viral and firewall software i.e. ProtectorPlus, ZoneAlarm and Adaware. Only then did my troubles begin and I don't know if they are related. ZoneAlarm notifies you that various applications on your computer are trying to access the internet and asks if they are allowed. I have never heard of some of the applications/programs trying to access and have never knowing installed them. Three in particular are 'WeatherCast', 'Save!' and most suspiciously of all 'process-590277'. The last of these applications appears to be located at C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WBEM\WINMGMT.EXE
I may be barking up the wrong tree entirely and would appreciate any advice in this matter.
When the computer automatically dials-up it does not connect to my ISP homepage. How can I find
what program is connecting.

  Delltree C: 22:00 22 Feb 2004

Try "process explorer" from this link, or one of the other utilities, or if you already have a file name type it into google and sort through what if finds. click here

  Jester2K 22:05 22 Feb 2004

'WeatherCast', 'Save" are both Adware.

Run Adaware click here and SpyBot click here. Update and scan

  Paranoid Android 22:06 22 Feb 2004

It could be something a simple as one of your applications checking for updates. Check the settings for your 'Zone Alarm enabled' applications, as well as for Zona Alarm itself.


  Axle 22:29 22 Feb 2004

Thanks for the advice, I'll work through it and hopefully get it sorted.

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