When my computer is turned on it seems that XP connects to the internet all on its own.. It does this at times when I am washing dishes or whatever. How can I stop this please? And once it is connected it doesn't do anything.
You obviously have a direct connection, dsl/cable. What makes you think it is connecting on its own?
I have NOD32 antivirus and I also have dsl, there are times I get an alert that my antivirus definitions have just been updated, this is normal.
I was thinking it may be MS Messenger, when I first loaded XP many moons ago I noticed intermittent traffic going on and found out it was Messenger. Needless to say that is one of the first things to go when installing XP.... :sayyes:
I apologize I assumed you were direct connection You have to initiate the connection, your computer cannot connect if you don't.
elf may be correct, it may be a virus. Scan your pc with 2 of these free online scanners: Panda ActiveScan RAV AntiVirus Housecall Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean
Thanks but the scans say I am free from any virus. I do know how to connect my computer, been doing it for over 20 years now, just fairly new with XP Home Edition. But the facts are that the computer connects to my ISP all on its own and without any help from me.
Hi, i am no expert like these guys but i am on dialup myself, if your settings are anything like mine, then i suppose that you have checked the settings for automatic start, when the line has droped out.
just a thought that MAY help,
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