Control Panel - > Internet Options ->
Check NEVER DIAL A CONNECTION
That should stop it.
I have a new Gateway 510S with windows XP...for some reason it came with AOL set as the 'default'? connection for programs like Norton antivirus...I have a cable ISP.and I have no problem getting on the net....but how can I let my PC know that ALL my activity should be routed through my cable connection, NOT the AOL account ..I do have an acct with AOL...it is the 'cheap' connection pkg...TCP/IP package.... thanks!