The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
International Wire Colour Codes
by Texas_Ranger
Today at 03:29 PM
Looking for older post
by Texas_Ranger
Today at 03:22 PM
Safety at heights?
by gfretwell
Today at 02:19 AM
Last time to chat here
by Trumpy
Yesterday at 11:41 PM
Unsafe Situations
by Trumpy
Yesterday at 09:46 PM
New in the Gallery:
Desk-mounted "power-board"
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 35
HotLine1 20
Trumpy 19
Ruben Rocha 17
gfretwell 16
Who's Online
1 registered (Admin), 163 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#131676 - 01/04/04 11:17 PM 2 Dialers?
Trumpy Offline


Member

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8560
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Here's a question that may stump a few people, but one that I would like to have solved.
When I first log on to my computer and get to the Desktop, there are 2 diallers that come up, my usual one (Dial-up) and another that says (Dial-up) but, on the taskbar, below, it has an X-A thing next to the Connection, is this right?.
Also, in the Password area, there is something like 13 dots and I have never had a password this long.
If this is a spyware dialler, how do I get rid of it?.
Your help over this matter would be greatly appreciated, as I am too scared to dial out in case I get the wrong dialer.
_________________________
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

Top
Test Equipment:

Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement
Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement

#131677 - 01/05/04 05:28 PM Re: 2 Dialers?
swedejr Offline
Member

Registered: 12/16/03
Posts: 30
Loc: East Granby, Ct. US
Trumpy- Check out Spybot Search and destroy...It's a shareware program designed to root out spyware. Here is there website URL:

http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=home

I'm running it now and it seems to work....

Swedejr

Top
#131678 - 01/06/04 01:10 AM Re: 2 Dialers?
Big Jim Offline
Member

Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Denver, CO USA
I agree with spybot. I've been using it for a year and have rooted out literally hundreds of nasty things that installed themselves without asking. The author maintains a web site with a continually updated list of problems. I have mine set to check for new versions whenever I run it.

Top


ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals