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Just asking why / how my computers sometimes starts automatically when its conected to internet I just don't know why as its not because any virus or spyware( At least i don't find any with f-secure and Ad-aware)? :tazz:

Edited by Spo, 11 May 2005 - 08:06 AM.

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Hmm...I think one of the two of us is confused. You say your computer "starts automatically when it's connected to the Internet". Hmmm....if your computer is connected to the Interenet, isn't it already "started".

If I'm to try and understand this, I'll assume your computer is turned off, but turns on by itself from time to time. For example, you turn your PC off and head to work only to find it is turned on again when you get home.

If that's the case, you can check the power settings if it's Windows 98. There is a setting that allows your computer to boot when you receive a phone call (assuming you have a phone line plugged into a modem on this PC). I think you can check that out by looking at your modem settings under the control panel. Sorry, it's been a while since I've helped anyone disable that function. If you don't see the option there, come back and let us know or google it instead. I'm sure, however, that someone here will be able to assist you.

Let me know if I'm on the right track. For now, we really aren't sure what we are dealing with. :tazz:
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