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Mac D
16-09-2003, 06:00 PM
Can some please help?
A friend is using Window XP home and when disconnecting after a session online the dial up connection redials with out any input from the user.
If the user then cancels the connection, once again after approx 5 Sec the dial up connection will self activate and connect, this continues until the user shut down the PC.

Murray P
16-09-2003, 06:19 PM
Have you run SpyBot SE or AdAware (run both for good effect, they're both on the latest PC World CD) you may have a dialer/spware trying to ring home.

Do you have Windows Update configured to dial if there is no connection, try disableing it. Right click the My Computer icon on your desktop and choose Manage, look for services in the resulting window and double click then find Automatic Updates, right click and choose Properties then choose either Manual or Disable (assuming same as win2k).

I'm not on dial up anymore and don't have XP but have a look in you Dialup & Network connections (properties) for check boxes or drop down lists like, Connect automaticaly whenever a connection is not present or Even when offline.

HTH Murray P