Modem Attempts to Dial when Windows StartsBy: Arie Slob
When starting Windows, your modem tries to connect to your Internet service provider (ISP). This behavior can occur for any of the following reasons:
- You use a program that automatically checks for updated components or Web pages
- A program that dials your ISP is located in the StartUp folder
- Your computer is infected with a Trojan horse "virus" such as System32.exe that starts when you start your computer. Note that most anti-virus programs do not currently detect or remove Trojan horse "viruses"
- Symantec WinFax is installed on your computer
For solutions, see Microsoft's Knowledge Base Article No. 175312.