Computer keeps turning itself on

  suedeblue 19:27 21 Dec 2006

I have experienced an odd occurence my computer which i shut down has truned itself back on during the night.
Coincidently my bullguard anti virus and firewall have gone pear shaped.
Has anyone else experienced similar problems?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:28 21 Dec 2006

Check in the BIOS that "wake on LAN" or simular is disabled.

  suedeblue 19:29 21 Dec 2006

Hi Fruit Bat, How do i do that?

  Ashrich 22:28 21 Dec 2006

Modem wake on ring is more likely to be the problem , press F1 or F2 or delete as the PC is booting ( detecting hard drive / CD / DVD etc. depends on which bios you have , you should find it in Power settings .


  suedeblue 01:28 22 Dec 2006

Ashrich, I have a dsl connection and do not share a telephone line. I don't seem to have the option that Fruit Bat suggested.

  xania 09:07 22 Dec 2006

Switch computer power off at the mains - that will put a stop to it. I always do this in any case - a single switch to turn off the router (my wife frequently needs this when my PC is turned off) and another for everything else.

One other benefit - reduced electricuty bills!!

  Graham. 09:23 22 Dec 2006

Could be Bullguard or firewall are set to auto update.

Or it could be malware. If your A/V is not operational it could have been disabled. See if you can download, update and run AVG Free:
click here

  suedeblue 13:55 24 Dec 2006

Thanks everyone for the help. It seems to be solved now.

  Graham. 14:01 24 Dec 2006

Can we be told how it was solved?

  suedeblue 14:07 24 Dec 2006

To be honest I cannot really tell as i tried a couple of the suggestions but could not put it down to just one of them.
But as usual great advice from users of this fantastic forum.

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