Explorer dials internet by itself

  5ean 10:13 13 Sep 2003

Can anyone help? This is frustrating more than anything.

When I come off the internet I disconnect from my dial up and then about 10 seconds later the PC just dials back in! No programs are open (outlook explorer etc) and I have carried out a virus scan from latest online mcafee service.

The only way to stop it is to pull the phone line out. Once I have done this I can plug it back in and it doesn't happen. This seems to suggest there is still some sort of connectiona ctive?? But how can it be?

Any ideas? Thanks.

  graham√ 10:26 13 Sep 2003

You may have a dialer installed without your knowledge. You'll have to go into the Registry to delete all dialers.

You may wish to instal Cookie Wall to prevent them coming back.

Or it may just be a program looking for an update.

  VoG II 10:28 13 Sep 2003

Try running Spybot click here

  5ean 13:08 13 Sep 2003

PC was riddled, what great software. thanks for the tip.

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