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Rod Attewell

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Each time I boot up my computer the OE6 DUN box comes up on the desk top. Also it sometimes comes on when I'm reading my e-mails sometimes. I can cancel each time, it but it's a nuisance.

I'm using Windows 98.

In tools/options/connection I've got the tick in 'Ask before switching dial-up connections' to stop it actually dialing up when I don't want to.

In Internet Explorer 6 that I'm using, in the Tools/Internet Options/Connections the only option I have selected is 'Always dial my default connection' & 'Perform System Security Check Before Dialing'

I read somewhere that it is possible to get a virus that causes your DUN to dial up a premium rate number, some type of scam?

I've checked that my DUN is dialing the correct number always, which it is.

Any help to stop the DUN box coming up all the time would be appreciated.

Thanks

Rod
 
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What OS

Is it in startup folder or can you run msconfig to see what is launching it.

You may be hijacked.
 

Rod Attewell

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MFDnSC

This is the first time I've used this forum, I gave myself an 'intermediate' because I can use all the programmes on my PC !

Can you give me more detail on where I look for the OS and how I run msconfig? Or am I out of my depth already !!

Cheers

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Need to know your OS, but at the run command type msconfig and look at the various tabs, especially startup.

If you see an entry for the DUN uncheck it.

I do suspect you've been hijacked and have other problems. Get HiJack This and post a log at the security forum.
 
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