I too have this problem. OS is Vista HP with IE-8 bera; dialup connection
only. Dialup dialog box pops up at random intervals. My normal connection
is thru IE-8 which pops up the dialup dialog as usual. If I allow
connection thru the false dialup box, it only connects to my ISP without
opening IE or displaying my home page; there is no further connection
activity shown. Since this started after installing a new program (Nikon
Transfer...used to upload pix from a camera), I assumed this was the
culprit...however, can't find anything in the program that would cause the
problem. Another possible cause might be one of the numerous Vista updates
that occurred around this time.
Naturally I was concerned with security, but neither Avast or Defender show
any virus or phishing activity, so it appears to be an annoyance only.
Don't want to use Restore, but would welcome any other ideas on the problem.
"Amanda" <Amanda@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Garry Johnson! This is one of those cases
> shows me why I love this forum. I've been having this same problem, the
> stupid dialog box keeps popping up, over and over. Not sure what program
> started this happening. I browsed through the questions here, and voila!
> have answered it for someone else ! Now, thanks to you, my problem is
> Amanda B
> "Garry Johnson" wrote:
>> You can go into Tools..Internet Options in IE and on the Connections tab
>> can change the setting to "Never dial a connection". The "disable"
>> can have mixed results depending on your other dial-up options.
>> When you do need the card it just means you have to manually setup the
>> connection first and then go use the Internet but that's generally the
>> way I
>> use my broadband card. Can't figure out why it thinks there is no
>> connection when there really is one (and mine is a wired connection so
>> should be no issues of a "faster one" being looked for) but that's
>> "Jay Moore" <dewdude@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> > hi,
>> > a friend of mine recently loaned me his sprint mobile broadband card
>> > for
>> > my upcoming beach trip. i downloaded and installed the sprint smartview
>> > software (which corrupted my ps/2 drivers...grr) which naturally added
>> > the
>> > drivers for the USB device and a couple of other ports for things like
>> > GPS
>> > and data communication. the smart-view software establishes a
>> > connection
>> > using RAS, however, the device also functions as a modem and a "3g
>> > Connection" profile was created that's already setup so the thing can
>> > "dial" out and establish a PPP connection..both pretty much establish
>> > the
>> > exact same result, and there are times that the smartview software
>> > won't
>> > connect.
>> > the problem is right now i'm at home and connected to my wifi and the
>> > dial-up window keeps popping up asking if i want to establish the 3g
>> > connection, i generally close the window only to find out IE knocks
>> > itself
>> > into offline mode. how can i keep this thing from popping up?