Password mystery

  Storik 21:17 12 Feb 2005

I am running Windows XP, my ISP is BT/Yahoo and I am puzzled as to why my computer/internet connection would keep changing my password.

It has done it on a number occasions, and this has happened yet again within the last half hour. After disconnecting me (35 mins) I found I was unable to re-connect to the internet.

Once again my password had been added to, so instead of being 11 characters long, it was 15. I kept being directed to an "intelligent page", and eventually had to change my password.

I have both a firewall and antivirus protecting the computer. Has anyone any ideas as to what is happening? Please.


  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 21:28 12 Feb 2005

This is becouse you have some international dialer changing your login details to make it seem you are re-connecting,when really you are dialing up to a £1.50 PM.

click here

Then download and install MS anti-spyware.

Do a full check with all your ant-virus software.

Never click will end up with a big bill like i did.

  groundhog 21:49 12 Feb 2005

Sounds like a redialer but it might not be.

Have you used a 15 character long password previously.

If you have used a 15 character password before then you will need to;

open internet explorer select 'tools' select 'internet options' select 'connections' select 'settings' then alter your password.

if not then do you have any antispyware programs loaded ie;

spybot, http: click here
ad aware, click here
a squared, click here
spywareBlaster, click here
microsoftAntispyware, click here
HijackThis, click here

If not you need em!!

Best of luck

  Storik 22:19 12 Feb 2005

To be honest, I haven't the foggiest idea what a redialler is.

It would seem, from both your postings that I need some kind of anti spyware on my computer, which I will duly purchase.

If I'm going to have this kind of problem, I would rather not be on the internet at all - I find it's more trouble than it's worth. Apart from this site, and one more, it's mostly for other people, not me.

However, thank you both for taking the time to answer - although I'm still not sure what has happened.


  VoG II 22:22 12 Feb 2005

Run Spybot - if you have a dialer the chances are it will find it.

BUT are you on dial-up - if not, dialers are irrelevant.

  Storik 22:26 12 Feb 2005

"BUT are you on dial-up - if not, dialers are irrelevant." - yes and it's a very, very sore point lol.

I've been on BT/Yahoo for less than a month. AOL was a pain, but I didn't have this sort of trouble.

I've run my virus software, but it didn't find anything.


  VoG II 22:30 12 Feb 2005

AV won't pick this sort of thing up. Spybot and a squared should.

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 22:33 12 Feb 2005

Try groundhog's bottom on the left it is by microsoft and it is 100% FREE!

If you really Wan't protection here is how it is done.........

I am 14,i was going on sites that i shouldn't have,i soon regreted it becouse a £48 phone bill appeared and i was caught.Becouse these sites had dialed up to 'shouldn't go on sites' they were international calls,so my dad blocked all national calls.about 1/2 a year later another £300 phone bill came up!.international calls.There was no way it was me cuz it was my computer that dialed to you know what.and my computer was broke when the bill had come.but becouse my dad had said to bt he wanted international calls to be blocked he didn't have to pay £300,thanks to me!!

So you could phone BT and tell them to block international calls,if you don't use it.


  Storik 22:39 12 Feb 2005

Thanks! I know someone who will be barred from my computer in future, if that's how the pigglesome thing has arrived.

I'll be setting up stringent blocks in future.

I'm absolutely furious now - and will be checking through the history to find out what sites are on there.


  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 22:48 12 Feb 2005

It might not have come through porn sites.

It could have just arrived through something inocent like an activeX control (I think).

Someone will have to correct me :-)

  VoG II 22:51 12 Feb 2005

BIG Ben strikes 10 again! is right.

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