Multiple dial up connections opening

  slimpickins 21:14 30 Oct 03

A friend of mine has an odd problem. When she clicks on her dial up connection icon and clicks connect, another dial up connection pops up and then another and another. All of them have to be closed until they eventually stop opening. She only has one Internet connection.

The computers an Xp so I've advised a system restore but I'm intrigued what could cause it.

Any ideas?

there could be something called spyware on her computer

possibly a dialer

i would advise her to download and install adaware from click here

to check that there isn't any unwanted connections

right click internet explorer/properties/connections

she should only have one connection there.
also make sure always dial my default connection is ticked

  slimpickins 22:00 30 Oct 03

Thanks, it never occurred to me that it might be spyware, I'll tell her to check.

  slimpickins 10:13 31 Oct 03

Just to say I had slightly misunderstood and the dial ups appear at start up, so this is almost certainly spyware or she's changed ISPs and the dial up settings have been changed. I post resolve when the problem is solved.

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