View Full Version : My computer auto-dialled the net while I wasn't home

01-02-2003, 07:22 PM
I went away for a few days and accidently left my computer on, NOT connected to the net ( I checked my server log) when I got home I discovered it had connected and stayed on for 16 hrs. and uploaded several meg. I checked the server log and it connected while I was away (No-one can get in my home as it has a monitored alarm) can this be prevented and can I find out where it was sourced from.

Tom S...

Big John
01-02-2003, 07:46 PM
Could be anything set to Auto update. A good source would be a virus checker.

To stop it dialing just set NEVER DIAL A CONNECTION and you will have to do it manually yourself.

01-02-2003, 08:11 PM
And you are running Windows ? maybe 98, boss has the same problem.

01-02-2003, 08:15 PM
this is why i hate auto dailup.

if it only uploaded data i would guess you either have spyware or a trojen.