computer logs itself on to internet

  Newuser857 14:18 14 May 03

Could anyone explain please why my computer logs itself onto the internet. I have not as far as I'm aware any logon schedules and the logging on is random. Nothing like an update is triggered and it just stays on the net. I have set the internet to switch off after no activity for five minutes but this quite often does not work. Have I been bugged ? This only started to happen after I got a new (home build)computer with Windows XP. Any help to exorcise this ghost very welcome

  AndySD 15:51 14 May 03

Try turning off windows auto update.... it doest show its updating.

Do you have a virus checker....if so turn off its auto update.....oh and do a full scan.

  vinnyo123 15:57 14 May 03

try in IE> tools >internet options >connection>but a ticker in never dial a connection hit apply.

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