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annoying auto dial-up connection request

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annoying auto dial-up connection request

namitzu
i do use dial-up from my home for my laptop.
and wireless at my workplace.

it is fine when i m connected to internet.

But when i m not connected then it frequently ask to connect through dial-up connection pop-up.
It's happening eventhough i m not trying to browse any pages... i think some application trying get the updates so these connection request are popping up.

Any Solution to stop these connection request????

I m running XP 5.1 (SP2)
browsers Mozilla and IE
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seanferd

Check your dial-up connection settings, and make sure they are as they are supposed to be.

Check internet properties > connections. Put a mark next to 'never dial a connection', click OK. When you want to connect, just use your ISP connection shortcut.

If there is still dial-up connection requests, or the settings change, it is probably a malicious dialer program.

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boxfiddler Moderator

to the other posts by this member regarding pen drive and slow XP boot speed. If an infection is still present, it wouldn't be surprising for it to try to dialup a lot.

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namitzu

my previous post have been solved ...
thanks for that
...but still i think there are few footprint remaining

now what are these malicious dialer program.
do a system need them .... if not how to catch and throw them away.

Please Guide me.

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boxfiddler Moderator

There are a number of tools around for managing system security - which includes infectious agents of all kinds, including dialers. Googling malicious dialer will yield all sorts of information. Malicious dialer is malicious code that independently dials out of an infected machine to accomplish whatever its evil deed may be. Until you get rid of it, you should disable the connection whenever you are not at the machine, or turn the PC off so that it cannot dial out behind your back.

Your antivirus should (if it is a good one) have some serious configuration options that include tools for helping to guard against dialers. Avast!, Panda (not free), Norton all have an 'anti-dialer' option.

Given the plethora of infectious uglies out there, it is a good idea to set your antivirus to do 'real-time scanning' - meaning that it is always on and running in the background. Spybot and AdAware can also be set for real-time scanning. All your 'anti-uglies' software should be updated on a weekly basis, and it's a good idea to perform manual scans weekly.

It is also a very good idea to install a firewall that alerts you to questionable activity. Windows firewall does not - at least for XP it does not. ZoneAlarm and Komodo (sp?) are both freebies that will keep you informed.

Once you have completely updated your various 'anti-ugly' programs, turn off System Restore (as a number of things are capable of hiding in the restore files), boot into Safe Mode and scan in Safe Mode. You will get more realistic scan results in Safe Mode.

Pay a visit to Cert.org and grc.com. Both sites are chock full of good information regarding keeping your system secure.

If we have been helpful, it would be nice if you were to revisit the helpful posts and mark them as such. I know seanferd offered up a few things I didn't know and/or forgot!

Good luck with your 'problem child'!

edit to add: I think you can disable the connection via Control Panel\Network Connections or Control Panel\Telephone and Modem Options. Right click on the connection and choose 'Disable'. I do not know whether or not a malicious dialer program can dial out anyway.

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namitzu

its little long enough to read ...

but anyway .. it just work for me ..

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boxfiddler Moderator

but you did say "Guide me."!

It's a huge subject, ever-changing and horribly fascinating.

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namitzu

i have dont 'never dial a connection' for IE ..
but i could not find such on Mozilla

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seanferd

The IE thing is for the Windows OS, not the browser in particular. It is because IE is part of Windows, not just an internet browser.

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namitzu

Thanks ... Solved

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seanferd

about scanning for malicious software.

Hope these problems clear up for you!

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Matttech

Thankyou so much for clearing this up for me. I luckily found this site on Google and just had to join to let you know how much u helped!
You're a legend! That damn dial up connection was popping up everytime I tried to play a WMV through the Internet. Anything which was associated with WMP and an Internet connection led to the old dial up pop up happening even though I am now on Broadband and have been for a year now. It would ask me to dial up and I would obviously click cancel because it wasn't working and it would then work offline. It was driving me insane! All I had to do was something so simple so that it would 'never dial a connection' and now I can watch WMV no problem because it uses my broadband connection.
Thankyou a lot! Much appreciated.

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ThumbsUp2

Stick around. You might actually learn something. We're a good bunch of people happy to help with any 'legal' question that comes along.

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robertswaan

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