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By MC_User ·
I have a Windows 98 PC dedicated mostly to my children's games. It connects to teh internet via AOL ofver a dialup line.

Recently I have been getting an error message window poping up when I am working offline. The message says that it cannot find the connection to the internet. Do I want to try again or work offline?

I've cheched the control panel and all of the processes look normal. ADware and Trend-Micro Antivirus scans show nothing.

Something has been enabled that trys to check back with an on-line database. Any suggestions on how to track this down?

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Work Offline?

This is likely to be the default settings for your dialler or browser. check the browser first, they like to connect to the Internet when you open them.

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by aquaris In reply to Work Offline?

From the IE menu choose Tools----then Internet Options..

then from the nxt screen choose the connections tab..

you will see a list of all available connections in there..

Choose never dial a connection option..

click ok ok ..and you are done..

now you have entered the manual mode..and any time you want to yse the Internet youwill have to connect manually..


hope it helps and solves the problem..

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by MC_User In reply to Work Offline?

Thanks for the answers but the error message comes up while I am not using anything related to the internet. For instanace I will be typing a letter in word and after about 15 minutes the error window will appear.

The system is already configured for manual dialing. There is no other dial-up configured except AOL.

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Work Offline?

I would still check the dialler settings as it may be set to maintain a connection at all times, in which case it will try to connect or ask about connecting when it is not connected regardless of what you are doing.

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by rogerndgreen In reply to Work Offline?

From the desktop, choose Start|Run|msconfig

Choose the right hand tab (startup)
This lists all processes that are running - many of which you may be unaware.
Some of these you will need, but there may well be one that has hijacked its way in. If it's noyt a virus then trend-micro won't find it, and if it's not spyware, then Adware won't report it either!
Deselect every app that doesn't look familiar to you (look at the file location as well - you might see something you don't remember installing).
Restart Windows off line - does the prompt comeup now? If it doesn't, then one of the apps you have chosen is the culprit.
If something doesn't work (that is needed)add it back into the list.
HTH

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I checked my system with an updated version of Microtrend anti-virus. I had BKDR_COREFLOOD on my system. It was necesary to edit my registery to completely remove all of the virus.

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