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Old 11-09-07, 10:40 AM   #1
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why does my dial up box keep popping up??

I am on a wireless dsl signal and the stupid dial up box keeps popping up every few seconds...any idea why and how to stop it other than deleting the connection?
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Old 11-09-07, 10:43 AM   #2
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Can't you just right click on it under connections and settings and disable?
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Start - Run, type services.msc. On the right-hand pane, find Remote Access Auto Connection Manager. Double-click it, and under Startup type, select Disable. My old computer was doing that... this fixed it.
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Sounds like it sees somethin' it likes...
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Old 11-09-07, 12:32 PM   #6
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Have you checked for virus/spyware lately?
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Old 11-09-07, 05:44 PM   #7
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Had the same problem, but only on start-up. There was nothing in the start-up folder, nothing in the settings for the dialer.... Nothing.

Updated and ran AVG on it. Nothing. Updated and ran AdAware on it. Nothing. Then I updated my Spybot program and ran it. It found something it needed to take out on the next boot, so I rebooted. Spybot did it's thing, and computer's been fine since. <shrug>
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Old 11-09-07, 06:33 PM   #8
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Incorrect default-gateway and DNS settings can sometimes make the system prefer the dial-up connection over the ethernet one.

First, find out WHY it wants to dial out the dial-up connection. As in what piece of software is searching for something. Could be a virus or phishing programme trying to phone home to the mothership...
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Old 11-09-07, 08:09 PM   #9
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What I did was right-click on the IE icon on my desktop, and then select "Properties". Click the "Connections" tab, and then check "Never dial a connection", then "Apply" and "OK". You can get to the same place from the "Tools" menu in IE, selecting "Internet Options". When and if DSL is down, I revert to dial-up by checking "Always dial my default connection".
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Old 11-09-07, 08:38 PM   #10
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Virus....dialer type...



AVG Antivirus will probably take care of it..
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Old 11-10-07, 12:01 AM   #11
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Virus....dialer type...



AVG Antivirus will probably take care of it..
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Be glad you are not dialed in via modem, or else you will likely have a huge phone bill.
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