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    Dial Up Connection Screen

    Recently whenever I restart the computer, the Dial Up Connection Screen comes up on the monitor. Whenever the computer "sleeps" the Dial Up Connection Screen is there when I awaken the computer. How do I get the Dial Up Connection screen to stop loading when the computer starts or wakes up? If I click "Never Dial Up Connection" how do I dial up?

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    Re: Dial Up Connection Screen

    Hi wwob

    If you set your Dial Up properties to "Never Dial Up Connection", you will still be able to Dial Up by clicking on your Dial Up Icon. The "Never Dial Up"
    should stop running applications from automatically dialling up on their own. Such applications could be running in the background and you may not be aware of them.

    You can check which programs are loading on startup by using Mike Lin's free download Startup Control Panel. Be careful though, some of those programs may be necessary for your system to operate properly, but it may not be obvious by their names.
    You can also check for adware /spyware with Lavasoft's free download Adaware...don't forget to download Refupdate while you're there!

    Have a Great day!!!
    Ken
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    Re: Dial Up Connection Screen

    If you don't want to add Mike Lin's utility as Ken suggested, you can go to Start/Run & type
    msconfig
    & then go to the startup tab. You can also Ctrl+Alt+Del to see what's running on your computer. I like to connect whenever I start Netscape or IE. Sometimes, though, there can be a crash & I "think" I've closed Netscape, but it's running in the background. When this happens, my dial up connection keeps reconnecting. But I agree with Ken about getting Ad-Aware. You should also run an anti-virus program.
    Cheers,

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