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  Giggle n' Bits 23:43 24 Nov 2003

Norton Anti Virus and its Registration & the Live updates.

Make sure Norton is Registered, Run Live Update until all your updates are gone. Turn off PC for a few mins and run Live update again and hopefully it should have cured it.

Also check that "Dial whenever a network connection is present" Is NOT Ticked" under the internet Connection Tab

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