Dialup Window Pops Up

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Q:

Lately, my dialup window keeps popping up unexpectedly and it's getting agravating, especially when I'm typing an email or playing a game. Is there something I can do to correct this?. I have looked at everything connected to it and see nothing that says, Dummy, change this! Please help. Thank You.




A:

If the dialup window appears, then your computer is trying to connect to the Internet. If you didn't tell it to do so, then chances are you have some adware, spyware or virus that's trying to phone home.

Check out my articles below for help in finding and eliminating these pests:

  • Avoiding Viruses - http://www.askbobrankin.com/how_can_i_avoid_computer_viruses.html
  • Spy, Counter-Spy - http://www.askbobrankin.com/spy_counter-spy.html

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