Why a dialup connection dialog during boot?

  derekw 23:34 30 Jul 03
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My Win98 system has suddenly started to present a DialUp connection dialog box during the boot process. Task scheduler is disabled; there is no entry in the Win.ini e.g. load= or run=, or in System.ini, Startup folder checks OK. Have tried initiating the dialup to see where it leads to but it merely makes a connection and no webpage is opened. There must a number of entries somewhere 'cos I have to hit the cancel button a number of times before the final (10th?) dialog cancels and Windows continues to load...
Any ideas please?

  VoG II 23:47 30 Jul 03

You may have some spyware installed that is trying to phone home - trickler.exe springs to mind. I may well be wrong but worth checking using Ad-aware click here and Spybot click here

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