View Full Version : Internet Connection

11-08-2003, 06:47 PM
Look I have this bloody annoying problem with my internet connection, I run WinXP.

My computer froze once this afternoon (very surprising, because WinXP don't usually freeze), so I had to restart it.

After I restarted the computer this problem comes up, the dial-up connection i have keeps on trying to connect its self, even when I go cancel, it comes up again after a few seconds.

This mean i can't really do anything apart from continuasly hitting the cancel button.

I also tried resetting my connection, but still doesn't work.

Plus I checked all the software I have for this setting, they either don't have them or they are disabled.

Any ideas on how to stop this???

Please help quick, because I don't want to reinstall Windows or spending the rest of the evening clicking the cancel button.


11-08-2003, 07:00 PM
sounds like you may have got some adware or virus/trojen in your pc.

11-08-2003, 07:25 PM
maybe it's time to change the OS :-)

12-08-2003, 11:04 AM
I agree with tweak - sounds a lot like some kind of dialler found it's way to your PC - run spybot and see if that clears the problem up.
get spybot here (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?lang=en&page=download)

If it's not that you can always try finding out which program is trying to dial - I know a lot of people with a certain version of Zone Alarm were having trouble with it trying to dial out constantly, and there are various other examples. Try using MSConfig (start, run, msconfig) and untick a thing or two on the startup list, reboot, and try again until you find out which program is to blame.

I've had this problem before and it's a real pain, so I wish you luck in getting it sorted!

12-08-2003, 11:29 AM
Those concerns were borne out it appears by this (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=38185) posting.