Hi- thanks for looking and possibly helping. I recently installed IE8 under duress and have been using IE6 for years with no troubles but......
My OS is WinXPSP2 -- I am on dial up with no alternative at the moment
I had to use the connection wizard to set up a new connection after installing IE8 and now it connects without me being around. I disconnect and can and do make phone calls but sometime later I will come back and find the computer connected itself to the internet. Is it possessed or what? Someone suggested I look at Task Manager and that's when I found 3 iexplore.exe and wondered if that had anything to do with anything and should 3 be there anyway. The person who suggested never got back to me.
My firewall is in place as well as antivirus and malware programs. I have run them and found nothing to date. I never mess with my firewall settings because admitedly I am not sure about all of them.
Thank you for your time and help. KC