EVERY TIME I TRY TO OPEN NOTEPAD MY INTERNET CONNECTION SCREEN COMES UP WHATS WRONG?

IS THERE ANY POSSIBLE WAY I CAN PUT THE COMPUTER BACK TO HOW IS WAS B4 WITH NOTEPAD WORKING IM ON XP AND HAVE NORTON ANTIVIRUS 2003 FULLY UPDATED YET IT PICKS UP NO VIRUESE PLEASE HELP
THANKS
CARLCJ1000Asked:
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LeftofCoolCommented:
Are you using dial-up internet? When you are connected can you open notepad? Also, is it a notepad file or the actual notepad program that is giving you trouble?
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akbossCommented:
do you have the win xp cd?

if so you can run "repair" form the cd.

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ghanaCommented:
I would recommend to scan your computer for adware and spyware. Sometimes this kind of software modifies some registry items to send data to the author via internet. One trigger could be opening an application (for exampel notebook).

Ad-Aware: http://www.lavasoft.de/
SpyBot SD: http://www.safer-networking.org/
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CARLCJ1000Author Commented:
HI i am running a dial up connection,i caannot open notepad when it is connected to the internet,it is the actual program notepad that will not open i dont have the cd but i have a recovery disk for xp i have scanned wuth adaware and its come uop clean
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ghanaCommented:
To analyze what happens when you launch notepad you can use filemon.exe and regmon.exe. Both are little freeware tools that can be downloaded from the Sysinternals homepage. I would expect that starting notepad will launch an additional process that tries to connect to the internet. With these tools you should be able to find out what happens exactly.

FileMon: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/filemon.shtml
RegMon: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/regmon.shtml

Just download and extract the files in an empty directory. Then start the .EXE files. The tools don't need any installation and because of that do not affect your system.

Good luck!
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amanda333Commented:
Along with adwear you should run Spy-bot search and destroy to search for spyware becuase this picks up spy wear that adwear doesn't.  Hope that helps you.
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ghanaCommented:
The same like I recommended 5 days before...
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akbossCommented:
I am with you ghana..you answered the question...it always those cherry pickers that seems to get the points.

oh well ya either live with it or get the mod to do something..
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amanda333Commented:
I am ofended about what you said akboss.  Ghana it is NOT THE SAME ANSWER becuase I suggested a different peice of softwear and I didn't know that it would help but it it still useful to have.
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amanda333Commented:
I'm sorry I take that back I didn't notice one of you other posts ghana but I didn't notice it I just put what I thought would help and or be useful.
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akbossCommented:
thank you for FINALLY looking.

Usually it happens on an extremely long thread not one this tiny.

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amanda333Commented:
Your right I usualy do read but this time I didn't, I just whent and answerd I only saw the very last post which was the one when you said about the other peice of softwear.
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