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My computer costantly tries connecting to the internet

Recently, my wife went to the web site of a local business. Once she entered the site, pop-ups started going delirious and would not stop. She disconnected the internet and now it constantly comes up with a message saying it could not connect to the internet and the choice to either try again or work offline. When I close it out it just keeps coming back up. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to fix this? We run XP Pro w/SP3.

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I would recommend

Downloading these tools, install and update them. Then start the computer in the safe mode, usually press F8 on start up and run full Virus scans and also run these tools.

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Spybot Search & Destroy

Super AntiSpyware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Spyware


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how to disable auto dial up

The easiest way to eliminate the auto dial up feature of Windows is to open Internet Explorer, select "tools" at the top, select "internet options", select the "connections" tab, and then select the appropriate selection of "never dial a connection", "dial when a network connection is not present", or "always dial my default connection". This however will not eliminate the pop ups when you do connect to the internet. I would suggest ad-aware personal and a good pop up blocker program.

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