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Help, I have tried everthing...Virus scans spyware scans..checked all settings and my computer will dial up on its own.Any ideas? Could the modem be at fault? Thanks

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I hope that it's not calling overseas. LOL I've never heard of a self-dialing modem, #2 says that the modem only does what the 'puter tells it to do (she's an IT consultant).
 

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What number is it dialing?

Sorry, don't have any more ideas-- that would make me nervous though. I'd definately leave it unplugged til solved-- to state the obvious.
 

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Not wanting to over simplify, but have you checked the dialing preferences in the properties of your dial-up networking window? You can set the modem there to never dial a connection unless prompted to. If you've got it set to Always Dial, certain programs can dial up on their own to check for updates, etc.
 

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AOL did this on my machine. I deleted it like a dandelion - fast and by the roots. Never had the probelm again.
 

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SORRY! Forgot about dial-ups.
Show of hands! Who else except Glass and his Commadore 64 has dial-up?
 

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Sadly out here in the sticks, we should have broadband by the end of this year, but we ain't got no smog. :Thumbs:
 

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Bob, I love your comedy and you take it like a trooper.
When you get feeling too cold, come and visit. We may have the house back together by next fall.
 

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I was digging through some boxes the other day and I found an old Apple memory upgrade. It was a 264K!

It looked like a chevy hood with a gold keyed piano sodered to it.:cheesygri

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My last Apple was a GSII, late 80's, top of the line, color monitor, Internet, bonzers!
 

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walldoc said:
Not wanting to over simplify, but have you checked the dialing preferences in the properties of your dial-up networking window? You can set the modem there to never dial a connection unless prompted to. If you've got it set to Always Dial, certain programs can dial up on their own to check for updates, etc.
Yes I have checked the dialing preferences...set to never dial up... it still will dial up. Odd thing, when it does the self dial, I have checked the Task Manager and there are no programs running.I have a exact clone of this puter and it runs just fine.About to loose it!!!!!!!
 

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Probably you have installed a software that connects to porno sites. It can happen nonintentionally. So try to look for a suspecious software that is installed on your system.

I hope this helps

painterman said:
Help, I have tried everthing...Virus scans spyware scans..checked all settings and my computer will dial up on its own.Any ideas? Could the modem be at fault? Thanks

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Dial up hay? Here’s a snap shot of the old dog I’m using LMAO. :rolleyes: :cheesygri

Operating System System Model Windows 98 SE (build 4.10.2222) Intel Corporation Processor a Main Circuit Board b 400 megahertz Intel Pentium II
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation SE440BX AA703652-406
Serial Number: IMSE83009785
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. 4S4EB0X1.86A.0032.P12 04/22/1999 Drives Memory Modules c,d 6.44 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
5.47 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

ATAPI-CD ROM DRIVE-50MAX [CD-ROM drive]
Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")

Generic IDE hard disk drive (6.44 GB) -- drive 0, No SMART Driver 256 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'J6J1' has 128 MB
Slot 'J6J2' has 128 MB
Slot 'J7J1' is Empty Local Drive Volumes

c: (on drive 0) 6.44 GB 5.47 GB free

I keep it cleaned up and she’s pretty fast. 26,400 bps. The BIOS is screwed up. I cant save anything to floppy and if I insert a music CD she freezes instantly. Oh if I use the printer I have to reboot or I get all kinds of errors.

I’m not asking for solutions. It’s beyond that.

Oh I did have a dialer that got into my registry once. That was a bugger to remove but I did it. :Thumbs:
 

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1/2, 98 is my favorite system, now unsupported, which is why I went to the next headache, XP Pro.
The Smithsonion may want your system.
 

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Teetorbilt said:
The Smithsonion may want your system.
It is a relic in its own right. It was a trade off so I can’t complain. It’s actually pretty fast as long as you don’t turn it on. :cheesygri
 

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It is a relic in its own right. It was a trade off so I can’t complain. It’s actually pretty fast as long as you don’t turn it on. :cheesygri
Get Linux. It works great on older machines and alot more secure. Won't need to worry about getting highjacked or virusesmalware, that sort of thing written for the Windows platform.

Don
 
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