Dial-up box keeps coming up

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by MsyJsy, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. MsyJsy

    MsyJsy Guest

    Every time I disconnect from my phone line something is trying to dial.
    I do not have the "connect automatically" box checked so it only goes as far
    as bringing up the dial-box.
    Just this time I clicked cancel 7 times to clear the dial-up box. Next time
    I will try to drag them apart, because I believe that they are all separate
    boxes, just stacked atop each other.
    Generic Host Process for Win32 Services 5.1 is the only thing other than
    Outlook and IE that has permission to connect in my firewall. And I blocked
    that once and could not connect to my server through outlook so I gave it
    access again. But that may be coincidence because I just did it again and
    was allowed to synchronize.
    I think I will keep it blocked, whatever it is and walk away for awhile and
    see if this stops.
    MsyJsy, Jul 5, 2004
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  2. MsyJsy

    Plato Guest

    Check for sypware.
    Plato, Jul 5, 2004
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  3. I had that problem once. Probably Spyware (Hotbar) related. One day, it got
    so bad (as bad as yours) that I had to call Dell. The Dell
    technician had me run msconfig, and go though all my startup routines and
    uncheck the ones that I really don't need to narrow down or
    stop the problem. I read on a webpage that you can check for spyware by
    getting taskmanager to list all of the jobs that you have running
    and enter their names into Google to see if they are known spyware. Check

    Patrick D. Rockwell, Jul 6, 2004
  4. MsyJsy

    MsyJsy Guest

    I will investigate that task manager idea right now.
    But so far I think it is boiled down to Generic Host Process for Win32
    Services 5.1.
    When I block it at the firewall PC does not make attempt to dial, but it
    also blocks out my wife's msn.com home page, but none of the stuff I want to
    get to, and will not allow me connect to the server when I synchronize out
    look while off-line.

    MsyJsy, Jul 6, 2004
  5. MsyJsy

    Duane Arnold Guest

    Svchost/Generic Host Process is only the messenger for the O/S and other
    programs such as spyware, Trojans that run on the machine that will use
    Svchost on their behalf to make contact with a remote site.

    You need to find what's using Svchost/Generic Host Process and kill it
    instead of Svchost/Generic Host Process.

    The tools Process Explorer and Active Ports are some free tools being
    discussed in the link that can help you the culprit.


    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Jul 6, 2004
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