I am using Windows98 and a dial-up 56K modem. Usually when I dial-up i hear the usual dial-up noise followed by a "static" sound until I connect, once connected it used to quit making the static noise. Currently it will make the noise until I disconnect or until I mute the speakerphone which isn't the way it should be. Any ideas? I just got rid of the about blank virus and coolwebsearch virus using these forums along with Hijackthis. I never had the internet problem until I had the virus. Help!!!!! Please!!!!