Dial-up and broadband

By andrea46 ·
I have DSL, and I am running Windows XP Pro. For the last two weeks, my dial-up connection dialog box appears, offering the opyion to connect, even while my broadband connection is active. I keep setting the IE option to "never dial a connection", but something keeps resetting this to "dial whenever an internet connection is not present". It is not a big deal, but it is a nuisance. Any idea what might be causing this?


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This sounds like you've picked up a trojan of the type

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Dial-up and broadband

that auto dials a specific site, that charges you a fortune to call it, as it's on a premium number. This is often associated with porn dial up programs, frequently hidden in emails etc.

Try doing a restore to a date before this problem started, or try checking your Program Files for a program that looks odd.

Try a search on everything changed or created in the last 'x' weeks, where 'x' == the length of the problem, plus one to go to the week before.

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