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By Herndon ·
My computer dials the phone for no apparent reason. This occurs at odd times without any warning or even a notice of why. Nothing comes up on the screen telling me which program is doing the dialing or what number is being dialed.

I suspected that it was an old fax that never got through and was just being automatically redialed over and over but I'm not sure of that.

The number beig dialed is obviously long distance because if I pick up the phone there is always a recording saying that "you must dial a 1 or 0 when calling this number" and since the call is never completed, it just does it again.

I've even been knocked offline on occasion by my own computer so that it could dial the phone.

How do I find the offending software and cancel the call.

Ken

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by TheChas In reply to Modem Auto Dialing Proble ...

Depending on the version of Windows that you are running, you could run msconfig, (W98, Me, XP) and look for suspicious programs on the startup tab.

I would give AdAware a spin. www.lavasoft.de
You might be surprissed at what it finds.

Also, scan the PC with an updated virus scanner.

Chas

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by kwduke In reply to Modem Auto Dialing Proble ...

Hey , don't know what OS you have but I had a similiar problem, check the fax service setting under start, programs, accessories,fax ( I believe for win 9 and make sure there is no auto dial, or no dial if connection not detected(present) box thatis inadvertently checked.

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by ralmendares In reply to Modem Auto Dialing Proble ...

I have had this problem before and There is a program called Pest Patrol that works great for all kinds of problems. www.pestpatrol.com

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by davmar753 In reply to Modem Auto Dialing Proble ...

If you're using Windows 95/98, press CTRL-ALT-DEL. This will bring up the Task Manager showing a list of running applications.

If you're using Windows NT, 2000 or XP, press CTRL-ALT-DEL and press Task Manager. This will show running applications. Click on the "Processes" page to see a more detailed list of running processes.

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