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Windows 98 & Dialing Progress Dialog Box

By gemailhiot ·
All of a sudden, the "Dialing Progress" dialog box has started popping up at random interval, without being requested. It will show up as I work in MS Word, as I shutdown the computer...etc.

Computer is 233Mhz Pentium II, networked through Microsoft Networking, with both Netscape 4.7 and Internet Explorer 4.0 loaded on the system

Any idea or suggestion?

thanx

gilles mailhiot

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Windows 98 & Dialing Progress Dialog Box

by mmcdade In reply to Windows 98 & Dialing Prog ...

Go to My Computer>Control Panel>Internet Options and select the "Connections" tab. Make sure that "Never dial a connection" is selected rather than one of the other two options, which will cause the modem to try to connect automatically (which it sounds like it's doing in your case).

Just a suggestion...hope it helps!

- Mark

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by gemailhiot In reply to Windows 98 & Dialing Prog ...

had a trojan horse virus, removed it. Also set to never dial a connection

problem gone.

thanks

gfm

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by kgosnell In reply to Windows 98 & Dialing Prog ...

It sounds like you have a virus or Worm , but it could be a spyware app that is attempting to phone home , even MS word will at times , if you've activated online help , will attempt to phone home for information. Try to see what you are doing when this occurs , as it will get real insistant if you've activated the protocol. First things first , completely scan your system for a nasty , then remove the spyware , if any (Ad-Aware is good) , then go back and run the MS word and see if it's the culprit , as it usually is the target of nasties, not the culprit.

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by gemailhiot In reply to Windows 98 & Dialing Prog ...

Found a trojan horse virus. Also set to never dial a connection.

problem appears resolved.

thanks

gfm

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by kgosnell In reply to Windows 98 & Dialing Prog ...

A;You have accidently activated the online help for Ms Word , B; you have a virus/Worm , C; likely you have a spyware app that is attempting to phone home.
Remedies,1# Scan your system for Nasties, 2# get a spyware remover such as Ad-Aware and cleanout the spies. After this is done to assure safety , then see if it goes away, and get a good FireWall such as ZoneAlarm, after you have eleminated all the serious stuff , you can safely chase the other options if still present

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