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Why would aol keep kicking me off. My connection keeps getting interuppted. Why causes this? How can I make my connection more secure?
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What type of connection do you have?
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dial up
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It's easy to lose connection when using a dial-up connection, it's nothing unusual. But it also depends. Is this something that has just started? or did this start happening ever since you got AOL and the dial-up connection?
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It would kick me off every once in a while.....maybe once in a few weeks....but now it does it every 20 minutes.
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It has kicked me off about 4 times since i've started this post.
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Did you recently add any new hardware? Install anything big? If you made a big change to your computer, I would try system restore.
Is the connection hooked up with one phone line?
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I have just installed xp pro. (I had home) Could this have caused it?
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Well, unfortunantly I don't think a system restore could do anything if you installed a new Operating system. But I aslo don't think thats the problem. Upgrading the Operatings system shouldn't make a connection worse.

I guess the first thing you should do is try some spyware scans, and get rid of anything infesting your computer.
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If your on a single phone line, it's very possible that they connection with the phone is interfering. If your connection has a seperate phone line, check the phone line cable to make sure it's secure.
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I just found a search hijacking spyware...Could this have been the problem?
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It's possible, I'd have to know it's information, but removing can can only help. Try going about your regular business for a little, and see if it continues to kick you off. :tazz:
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Thanks for all the help. :tazz:

I'd also like to know if McAfee is a good anti virus.
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No problem, glad I could help (hopefully it's ok, if not don't hesitate to ask).

I used to have McAfee, and I didn't really have a problem with it untill this one time, I kept getting this error message. It began to get so bad, I couldn't use the computer, and had to get a new hard drive (real horror story). It turned out the file that was the source was a McAfee file. I don't know if it actually had to do with the software itself, or if it was something that got into that particular file.

So to sum it up, I didn't have it long enough to know whether it was good or not, now I just use Norton, since every other computer in the house uses it. If you get a constant error message as well, I would suggest getting rid of it. If not, I'm sure it does what it says it does.
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I've also been trying to download my anti virus programs....I can't because I keep getting booted off...any suggestions?
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