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I'm using win2k pro. I downloaded a free program yesterday and now when my computer boots up the internet connection box pops up and I have to click on the x or close sign 6 or 7 times to get it go away. I've experienced this problem before and managed to get rid of it by just deleting the program. It's not working this time. I also used to be able to manage my start-up menu in win 98 but I can't seem to find how to do it in win2k. The tool bar property link doesen't seem to give me the same control. Can someone tell me where to go to stop these log-on boxes from popping up when I don't want them. It's so damn annoying when someone on the outside just takes over the control of your computer.
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Hi,
win2k doesn't have msconfig but you can copy it onto a win2k machine and it will work in a limited fashion.
I use
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
for startup stuff.

Also sounds like your IE is set to automatically connect.
Check IE settings and restore defaults. I always use blank for home page.

If it is any worse than that then read on.
This is a copy and paste from another POST I replied to

Hi,
Without stating the obvious - something is changing your IE6.
When I have these problems on my companies network ( 100 pc's) I do the following.
Install Zone Alarm or equivalent. Set to disable all traffic.
Boot into safe mode - no networking
Do your virus scan
Do your adaware spybot etc
Run msconfig and uncheck everything - except stuff you have to have.
Start ie6 and reset security and advanced stuff to default
Set home page to blank.
close explorer, open explorer - check home page.
If ok read on. If not reboot again to safe mode no networking - this time msconfig startup is used. Repeat above.
Disconnect from network - remove cable
Bring up PC.
Zone alarm will alert you if PC is trying to communicate with the outside world.
Check ie6 home page
If all ok connect cable and reboot
If not ok you KNOW it is the MACHINE
If you reconnect to network and all changes again you have 1 of 2 things - a group policy or a LAN / WAN virus ( use port scanners to check for unusual port settings). See admin
reset msconfig and if all is ok - done. If not you need to scrutinize the settings in msconfig and see EXACTLY where the bad apple is.
KEY to all this is be in SAFE mode / NETWORK unplugged.
Hope this helps
Ian

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Q_20925419.html
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