Computer modem keeps on dialing...

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  1. ReneA

    ReneA Agent

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    After I shutdown my browser, (IE or Netscape) and disconnect my modem from the internet, I walk away and the modem automatically dials up again and again no matter how many times I cancel it. Does anyone know how to fix this prob? Thanks in advance...R.[​IMG]
     
  2. Julio De Luis

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    One of the thing's you might want to check is to see is if you don't have a program that only runs on the internet running when you are about to disconnect.
    Sometimes these programs after the internet connection has been disconnected might try to dial out.
    I had a similar problem with AIM after I installed it. Everytime i disconnected, AIM would try to connect by itself. So the only way I could stop it from connecting would be to close the program before or after I had disconnected.
    I hope this helps, I know it is not much information, but if you still have questions. I'm sure other's can give you a better solution. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kevin P

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    Also, run a virus scan with up-to-date virus definitions. You could have a virus or worm trying to email itself out from your computer.

    KJP
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

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    Porn sites sometimes slip dialers in through file-sharing programs
     

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