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    Angry Dialed nummbers

    Some crap ass adult site caused my modem to dial an international call without my knowlege, of it dialing or it being an adult site in the first place. I have no clue what site it was but I belive it was the site that gave me the message box saying Free Games. That site is not listed in my history but I know the call was made on wedsday. Do you know how in the world to prevent this from happening. I've already owe enough monney and can't afford this.
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    there is a free and easy way to stop this from happening, install a firewall. i recommend zonealarm free from www.zonelabs.com.

    Your dialling program works independantly from your dialling settings and browser. When an application tries to connect to the internet your firewall will detect it and you have to authorize the connection. You can also prevent programs from connecting by refusing them permission ever to connect to the network or internet.

    Zonealarm had prevented my computer dialling into these sites three times now and i never connect to the net without it.

    (tip: if you want to remove the nasty program, search for dialler.exe and delete it - this is what the program is normally named)

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    >I have no clue what site it was but I belive it was the site that gave me the message box saying Free Games.<

    don't ever click on those dialogs... trust me...

    BTW:
    M$ disabled the use of ZoneAlarm in WinXP among other things...

    no free firewalls for j00 use ours thats comes with WinXP...

    O THANKS MS FOR LETTNG ME CHOOSE MY PROTECTION i have SO much trust in you since you Backdoored IIS boy i just want to use the firewall they give me... what crap...

    anyways ZoneAlarm is a good program...

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    You might also look for a program called Evidence Eliminator.
    This program, upon startup empties your trashcan and deletes
    all your temproary internet files left over from the last time
    you were online. I think it also deletes your cookies, too,
    but I'm not sure about that. I do know that one time I made
    the mistake of scoping this porn palace out and a zillion
    hot pink flashy ads came popping out all over the place. I
    couldn't click my mouse fast enough to get rid of them all!
    I was really worried as to what was going to greet me when
    I rebooted, but all my fears were allayed with Evidence
    Eliminater. Not one porn ad ever since that misadventure.

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    Evidence Eliminator does more than that rick
    i would take me a day to tell and explain all that program does...
    and how much crap IE stores around on your sys...

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    I see a lot of posts asking for dubious code.

    For example,
    'How to reset a PC'
    or
    'How to hang up a connection'
    or
    'How to keep the site from the history'

    If you tell ANYBODY how to do these things, without wondering why, then don't complain if they burn you with the results.

    Maybe I am just paranoid, but not as much as this guy;
    http://www.yowusa.com/Archive/May200...1/cyberw_1.htm

    Or is this guy right about MS?
    http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20010802.html

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    >>> posts asking for dubious code

    I certainly believe that some people are trying to be destructive. However, most people who wish to write viruses, (etc.), need to have a good understanding of their target systems. I don't think that applies to people who are asking such basic questions. I don't know what they are trying to do, but they may well have a perfectly legitimate reason for doing these things.

    Pretty much everything they ask is already documented in the help, if not, a web search will find it quickly. I think some people are simply lazy, and ask here rather than trying to work out the appropriate query for their search engine.

    As an experiment, I just searched google with the string "how to write a virus" and it returned over 2500 results. Obviously I didn't bother looking at them, but I'd be prepared to bet that at least some of them would give a would be virus writer all they needed.

    That lot said, I would certainly agree that anyone giving advice without giving the consequences at least a passing thought is probably doing someone, somewhere a dis-service.
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    M$ disabled the use of ZoneAlarm in WinXP among other things...
    Or rather, 'bugs in ZoneAlarm prevent it running on XP'. Ultima VII doesn't run on Win2k (much to my distress); does this mean that Microsoft is killing off other developers' role-playing games?

    there is a free and easy way to stop this from happening
    It's called 'don't run programs from the Internet which you don't trust'.
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    With my cable modem setup I don't think something like this is possible. I just pay the flat rate and I can go anywhere on the internet. If I want to see porn stuff I can use my credit card but I have to sign up and all that. Too bad for you phone people.
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    >>dont run programs from the net you dont trust

    its not that straight forward, i have visited warez sites before that downloaded a program without me clicking so much as a hyperlink. It immediatly tried to dial an international number but was trapped my zonealarm.
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    With my cable modem setup I don't think something like this is possible. I just pay the flat rate and I can go anywhere on the internet. If I want to see porn stuff I can use my credit card but I have to sign up and all that. Too bad for you phone people.
    Sorry, Dean. Us "phone people" can go anywhere just as easy as you bourgeosie broadband users can. It just takes a little longer...

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    >Or rather, 'bugs in ZoneAlarm prevent it running on XP'. <

    thats BS they disabled it NOT ITS BUGS(WHAT BUGS) because its free andcompetition for their builtin firewall AND WHY THE HELL DO I NEED THEM TO DISABLE BUGGY SOFTWARE FOR ME i think i can handle that MYSELF!!!

    I DON'T TRUST MS THEY BACKDOORED IIS THEY ADMITED ITS LIKE IM GONNA TRUST THEIR FIREWALL!!!!

    >Ultima VII doesn't run on Win2k (much to my distress); does this mean that Microsoft is killing off other developers' role-playing games?<

    this is probably a compatability issue... Win2k wont run X-Com or Ascendancy either...

    the KEY word is DOESNT run not is DISABLED there is a difference...

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    I DON'T TRUST MS THEY BACKDOORED IIS THEY ADMITED
    Really? Is that why I can't find any article about them having 'admited' this? Or do you simply not keep your installation patched?
    the KEY word is DOESNT run not is DISABLED there is a difference...
    Indeed. I note the latest version of ZoneAlarm does run on XP. Which doesn't do much for your theory...
    http://www.zonelabs.com/xpupdate/
    i have visited warez sites before that downloaded a program without me clicking so much as a hyperlink
    In which case, you have bugs in your Web browser and it needs updating - or you habitually run in 'Low Security', for which there is no excuse.
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/mpsa
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    >Really? Is that why I can't find any article about them having 'admited' this? <

    they "fixed" it in the latest release and the article has since been taken down...

    >Indeed. I note the latest version of ZoneAlarm does run on XP. Which doesn't do much for your theory...

    i stand corrected...

    >>i have visited warez sites before that downloaded a program without me clicking so much as a hyperlink<<

    >In which case, you have bugs in your Web browser and it needs updating - or you habitually run in 'Low Security', for which there is no excuse. <

    i run on medium security and it happend to me also at a site...

    and im runing the latest updated IE so thats not the problem.

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    and im runing the latest updated IE so thats not the problem.
    Really? Version 6.0? Amazing. Well, if you can recall the address of said site, then direct me to it. If you can find a genuine security problem with IE, you should report it to Microsoft and NTBugTraq, in that order, so it can be patched.
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