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    Line drop

    This is a discussion on Line drop within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; When I visit this site www.download.com my line drops and I have to re-connect does this happen to anyone else ...

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      Line drop

      When I visit this site www.download.com my line drops and I have to re-connect does this happen to anyone else or is it just me?
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      I visit this site without problem. occasionaly the site is down, but i've never heard of a line dropping by visiting a site - this is very odd. or do you mean you just cannot connect to it - do you have to reboot after a visit?

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      No I just drop the connection and my old dial up software pops up. I can click on anything and a box pops up saying connect. Just found it a bit odd that I only get it on this site.
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      it would probably be a good idea to remove any refernce from your old dial up from internet explorer

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      @Leon in internet explorer, goto tools, options, connections and set the radio button to never dial a connection.

      see if that helps.

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      I have kept the old dial up as a backup if sky is down I can still dial onto internet. I have changed setting to never dial a connection but on reboot eplorer changes it back to dial whenever a connection is not present.
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      just tried it does work when set to never dial so all Ineed to do now is work out a way to sto explorer changing it back.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
      I have changed setting to never dial a connection but on reboot eplorer changes it back to dial whenever a connection is not present.
      It shoudn't do that - have you checked your pc for viruses and spyware etc

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      Norton and adaware say all is ok I think it's got something to do with the old btinternet stuff I had on the pc.
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      I'd trust adaware but not Norton. When I switched a couple of years ago I was stunned to find several nasties that Norton had missed.

      I expect you're fine but to be safe I'd run an online scan. Panda is very highly regarded http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm or f-secure http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml (my preference as it will also check for dreaded rootkits which can hide from Norton no problem).

      Ewido is an excellent alternative to Adaware.
      Last edited by Saturday; 26-09-06 at 10:44 PM.

     

     
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