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namtab
Grafter
Posts: 50
Registered: 14-04-2007

dial up & start up

:? please can anyone help,
when i boot up my pc try's to dial out, i have to cancil to stop it,
this has only started recently, i have run spy bot but nothing found,
i am running ME with a pci BB modem,any ideas of how to stop this,
thanks.
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dial up & start up

Have you checked what programs are automatically started in msconfig?

Click on start - run- type msconfig then click OK. Go to the Startup tab and you'll see a list of programs that start up when you boot into Windows.

My friend had a simular problem last year and it was a component in Zone Alarm that seemed to cause it.

Although not ideal, you could disable the "connect automatically" check box in DUN for your default internet connection. Hope this helps.
namtab
Grafter
Posts: 50
Registered: 14-04-2007

dial up & start up

:? thanks m8,checked all running programs ?@ startup, still cant find
whats doing it ! have turned off auto connect this works,but would still
like to know whats doing it , must be some kind of spy or addwareHuh?
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dial up & start up

Have you also ran a virus check on your PC?
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dial up & start up

you could try startup cpl
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

it may show more than msconfig and its free.

It could be a service that is running doing it. If you install zonealarm it should tell you the programe that is trying to dial and this way you can kill the little swine.
namtab
Grafter
Posts: 50
Registered: 14-04-2007

dial up & start up

:lol: Thanks for all your help, sorted now, ran spysweeper and found a
program called "bonzi buddy", dont know how this got on my pc but it was that that was dialing out nasty ,
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dial up & start up

My friend had bonzi buddy on her pc after she downloaded and installed an evaluation copy of a game (I think from real arcade).
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Startup Cpi

Great little program, cheers for that. Smiley