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    Dialup parasite

    I have a computer that tries to establish a dialup connection every time Windows starts and if I click "cancel" the dialup window pops up every 10 seconds or so. I suppose there's one of these dialup applications trying to connect to the Internet, that somehow got inadvertently installed.

    Is there any way to track it down? I examined the contents of the Start/Programs/Init folder and then, in the registry, hkey_local_machine/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/run and runonce, and I couldn't spot anything suspicious.
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    Re: Dialup parasite

    in iexplore goto options>connections and in the dialup option ,check never dial a connection
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    Re: Dialup parasite

    Quote Originally Posted by litlewiki
    in iexplore goto options>connections and in the dialup option ,check never dial a connection
    I'll check this up as soon as I can (it's a home computer and I'm now at the office). In the meantime, though, does this apply to any application trying to reach the Internet or only to IE?
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    Re: Dialup parasite

    Could also be spyware or a virus that is trying to use a remote dialer in order to run up your phone bill....

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    Re: Dialup parasite

    Quote Originally Posted by gigemboy
    Could also be spyware or a virus that is trying to use a remote dialer in order to run up your phone bill....
    I ran (up to date) Norton AV in the first place and there were no findings... but I still have to scan for spyware.
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