Dial-up connection

Discussion in 'Software' started by Missy, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. Missy

    Missy Byte Poster

    Hi, can anybody help me , I seem to have got 2 dail-up connection boxes.
    My usual one 'Tesco.Net anytime' But now I get another one which doesn't seem to recognize my Anytime.
    This other box has 'Dialup connection'
    Connect to..
    connect settings workoffline

    Do I really need this one, remember not too complicated not too good at all this yet :oops:
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  2. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    Simple answer - if you don't know what the other one is, bin it. From one of your other posts, I get the feeling that not all is as it should be on your PC. My own rule of thumb is that if I didn't put it there, then it ain't meant to be there !
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  3. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Terabyte Poster Forum Leader Gold Member

    i read your other post about some dialer or very similar , do you have msn at all, if so add me im [email protected], it sound like you have a dialer and youll need help other wise youll get a huge phonebill
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    I just responded to your thread in the virus forum and not that I read this one, I have to agree that you have a nasty dialer on your computer. If you leave your computer's dial up modem connected to your phone line, it will most likely attempt to dial up a pornographic site, racking up a huge phone bill for you in the process. You need to get rid of that thing at once!

    Run your anti-virus and anti-adware software programs at once. Make sure the definitions are updated to the latest versions so they will have the best chance of catching this thing and eliminating it.

    Another thing you might want to try is to download and run McAfee's Stinger program:


    Stinger can catch several specific threats if they are on your computer. It's saved my butt on more than one occasion and it's totally free.

    I must strongly repeat that you should not allow your computer to be connected to the Internet at all unless you are performing such actions as downloading stinger or updating your anti-virus and anti-adware program definitions. Otherwise, you are not only opening yourself up to huge phone charges but leaving your computer open to further infestations.

    Good luck and let us know how this all works out for you. Don't hesitate to ask if you need more help.
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