Dial-Up Connection

  orangewhiteblue 09:06 06 May 2005


I have been using BT broadband for some time now and recently there has been a subtle change.

When I boot the computer up the, 'Dial-Up Connection' box appears suggesting that a programme is trying to connect to the internet.

This previously hasn't happend unless I have started to run a programme which needs to connect to the internet.

Could this possibly be a virus, worm or trojan trying to connect? If so where do I go to fix it?

I am running Windows XP Pro, IE v6, ZoneAlarm and AVG. All upto date.

  pauldonovan 09:08 06 May 2005

the net.

I would be tempted to review what is in your startup (use Msconfig and look at startup tab, or download winpatrol). Anything that you don't recognise in there, or that might contact internet?

Also, I would've thought AVG would alert you if anything new tries to access the net? If so you would've had to approve it doing this?

Maybe the dial-up connection is the step before AVG kicks in but would've thought AVG would've caught it first.



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