Have you run adaware and spybot S&D first? Do you have a good anti-virus checker that is up to date? That is what I would check first. When the system is clean of any virus or spyware you can look at your start-up folder to set what you want to load on booting.
Thanks johnnyrocker I know the directions you gave but I cannot get at the script from there, I was expcting a drop down list but nothing there. Hi Djohn how are you? I have run all the utilities under the sun the cause is dead, now I want to get at the script to put it right. Stuartli, is that neccessary on broadband, I ask this because I could not find my default connection there is a lot of greyed out stuff, maybe I have damaged files. I will use latest image to repair. Thanks for your responses folk. Regards G.
Stuartli is correct if you have still got your dial-up modem connected to the phone line. Although your using broadband and cannot be redirected to a premium dialler from there, you can still have an infection that will download via broadband then use the dial-up modem to dial out.
Try an on line scan from here, Trend-micro. click here
If that doesn't find anything then posting a "highjack this" log to the forum will enable someone to check out your system and tell you what needs ticking to be removed.
johnnyrocker yes I did that but only a couple of adds. in there. I am on cable router with ntl broadband modem with a network so no usb but ethernet and there is no dial up modem. Will try the scan Djohn, thanks. If no joy will use acronis or drive image for recent file and return to clean setup. Regards G.