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Can I use VB to tell which program is causing the MODEM to dial

Sometimes I hear the MODEM dialing and I don't know why.

Is there some way I can use VB to tell which program is causing it?

I'm on a LAN so it may be a remote program.

Thanks

Nov 20 '05 #1
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Hi,

Why don't you try running the free program spybot search and destroy.
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

Ken
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"Just Me" <ne********@a-znet.com> wrote in message
news:eX*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl:
Sometimes I hear the MODEM dialing and I don't know why.

Is there some way I can use VB to tell which program is causing it?

I'm on a LAN so it may be a remote program.

Thanks


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Checked by AVG Anti-Virus (http://www.grisoft.com).
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Nov 20 '05 #2
Hmmmm.. I would probably try and define if this is a remote issue first.
If your modem is shared on the lan and you dont want it to be, then simply
unshare it.

If your machine is using the modem for connection to the internet and you
have that internet shared, it may be that others who are using their
browsers are causing your modem to dial.

If it is a local issue, then you will need to use the WIn32 API to monitor
this.

Give us some more detail.

Regards - OHM

" Just Me" <ne********@a-znet.com> wrote in message
news:eX*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Sometimes I hear the MODEM dialing and I don't know why.

Is there some way I can use VB to tell which program is causing it?

I'm on a LAN so it may be a remote program.

Thanks

Nov 20 '05 #3
They have a few tools but seems to me that none would detect the program
using the modem. Am I wrong?
Thanks

"Ken Tucker [MVP]" <vb***@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:Ot**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi,

Why don't you try running the free program spybot search and destroy.
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

Ken
-------------

"Just Me" <ne********@a-znet.com> wrote in message
news:eX*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl:
Sometimes I hear the MODEM dialing and I don't know why.

Is there some way I can use VB to tell which program is causing it?

I'm on a LAN so it may be a remote program.

Thanks


--
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG Anti-Virus (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 7.0.230 / Virus Database: 263.1.2 - Release Date: 6/7/2004

Nov 20 '05 #4

"One Handed Man ( OHM#)" <news.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:eN*************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hmmmm.. I would probably try and define if this is a remote issue first.
If your modem is shared on the lan and you dont want it to be, then simply
unshare it.
It is and should be
If your machine is using the modem for connection to the internet and you
have that internet shared, it may be that others who are using their
browsers are causing your modem to dial.
It might be a remote machine but not because of anything a user is doing.

If it is a local issue, then you will need to use the WIn32 API to monitor
this.

Give us some more detail.
I'd guess Norton Antivirus, Windows Update, or something else wants a
connection. The thing is, that it happens often.

I was hoping that some API might give the info. Maybe after the connection
is made.

Thanks

Regards - OHM

" Just Me" <ne********@a-znet.com> wrote in message
news:eX*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Sometimes I hear the MODEM dialing and I don't know why.

Is there some way I can use VB to tell which program is causing it?

I'm on a LAN so it may be a remote program.

Thanks


Nov 20 '05 #5

" Just Me" <ne********@a-znet.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
They have a few tools but seems to me that none would detect the program
using the modem. Am I wrong?
Thanks I see now your suggesting that they might eliminate the cause. Thanks


"Ken Tucker [MVP]" <vb***@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:Ot**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi,

Why don't you try running the free program spybot search and destroy.
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

Ken
-------------

"Just Me" <ne********@a-znet.com> wrote in message
news:eX*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl:
Sometimes I hear the MODEM dialing and I don't know why.

Is there some way I can use VB to tell which program is causing it?

I'm on a LAN so it may be a remote program.

Thanks


--
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG Anti-Virus (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 7.0.230 / Virus Database: 263.1.2 - Release Date: 6/7/2004


Nov 20 '05 #6
Z
If you have software configured to automatically check for updates then its
only logical that they'd be dialing out fairly frequently. If you check the
settings, I think windows update defaults to some rediculous frequency -
like once an hour or something.

Personally, I disabled automatic updates for everything. They always seem
to start right when I'm at a critical point in some online game. BOOM,
packet losses and graphics lag... Dead!

" Just Me" <ne********@a-znet.com> wrote in
news:Ol**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:
I'd guess Norton Antivirus, Windows Update, or something else wants a
connection. The thing is, that it happens often.

I was hoping that some API might give the info. Maybe after the
connection is made.

Thanks

Regards - OHM

Nov 20 '05 #7
Thanks, I probably do have something so configured but do not know what.

"Z" <ZZ@top.com> wrote in message news:Xn***************@64.59.144.76...
If you have software configured to automatically check for updates then its only logical that they'd be dialing out fairly frequently. If you check the settings, I think windows update defaults to some rediculous frequency -
like once an hour or something.

Personally, I disabled automatic updates for everything. They always seem
to start right when I'm at a critical point in some online game. BOOM,
packet losses and graphics lag... Dead!

" Just Me" <ne********@a-znet.com> wrote in
news:Ol**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:
I'd guess Norton Antivirus, Windows Update, or something else wants a
connection. The thing is, that it happens often.

I was hoping that some API might give the info. Maybe after the
connection is made.

Thanks

Regards - OHM

Nov 20 '05 #8

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