I'll go thru this, and try and find it. What I will also do, is give a description about each. Some you can remove to speed yourself, as an additional thing.
*StateMgr: WinME. Windows default for System Restore. Do NOT disable
Adaptec DirectCD: Unless you have a CD-RW in the drive to drag and drop files to it you don't need DirectCD. Available via Start -> Programs - not required
Delay: HP "phone-home" application. Not required
DirectX: Don't normally see this here.Hmmmm...leave
Hidserv: This is the Human Interface Device Server, it is required only if you are using USB Audio Devices you can disable via Msconfig
HPScanPatch: HP patch for certain USB scanners. If unavailable via Start -> Programs
hpsysdrv: This item keeps track of how many times the system has been recovered and the times of the first and last recoveries done on the system. Leaving unchecked will sometimes prevent the Keyboard Manager program from detecting that the computer is an HP. Keep
ICSMGR: Monitors DNS and DHCP requests for ICS (Internet Connection Sharing). Needed if youre sharing the internet on various computers
Keyboard Manager: One-touch Multimedia Keyboard for HP systems. Defines the destination of the shortcut buttons. When you connect to the net it contacts HP at network startup. You have to disable it if you don't want this to happen but that will prevent ALL extra buttons from working though. Keep
LoadPowerProfile: Power management specifics such as monitor shut-off, system standby, etc. Keep
mgavrtclexe: McAfee's Virus Scan Online. I recommend you leave it enabled if you regularily use the internet, especially with the number of viruses being released everyday
MMTray: Musicmatch Jukebox icon in the task tray. Often supplied with HP CD-RW drives. The program works fine without it. Not required
MoneyAgent: Part of Microsoft Money. Not required
MSMSGS: MSN Messenger utility starts up automatically every time you start Windows. If you don't use MSN Messenger, this can be annoying. Available via Start -> Programs - not required
PCHealth: WinME. This is a "scheduler" and does not turn off PC Health
SchedulingAgent: Microsoft Scheduling Agent displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray - only needed if you have regular scheduled disk defragmenting, ScanDisk, etc. Recommend you run these at regular intervals anyway so not needed as they can interrupt other programs
SSDPSRV: WinME. For future Plug and Play devices only. Provides Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) and General Event Notification Architecture (GENA) services for Universal Plug and Play functionality. You can uninstall it by going to Add Remove programs in Control Panel -> Windows Setup -> Communications. Starts up a web server on port 5000
Taskbar Display Controls: Only appears in MSCONFIG if you have a Display Settings icon in the System Tray allowing resolution changes on the fly. Can also be disabled under Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Display -> Settings -> Advanced -> General
WinampAgent: System Tray application that starts up WinAmp media player. Not required - can be started manually from Start -> Programs
WNAD: Spyware added as a result of running a program called "Yo Mama Osama" (osama.exe). Ah, good old spyware. Why had it had to be at the end
and then download AddAware from www.lavasoftusa.com Install and run it, ensuring that Deep registry Scan is enabled. remove all except any refernces to Web3000 or new.net. If you're unsure, copy/paste the list here.
Now, this may be causing the problem that you are getting. Ged rid of this little bugger first.
Then, for the others that I said you can remove, go to Run and type MSCONFIG. Go to Startup tab, and uncheck all those you don't need. Apply and restart. If you're unsure about any, do each seperately, but apply and restart each time.
Also, just in case this was downloaded without you knowing, do this. Tools | Internet Options. Advanced tab. Scroll down under Browsing until you see Enable Instal on Demand. Uncheck it.
Go here and download ZoneAlarm www.zonelabs.com Its a firewall, and it will hopefully tell us whats dialing up. Is it when you initially dialup, that this web site appears? Did you have a look at the Homepage that beach mentioned earlier?
It may be a dialer, and if so, it will be costing you money. Just confirm about the HomePage thing and see what ZoneAlarm says.
Lets see. Have you installed ZoneAlarm? If so, have you got anything dialing out? Also, the site that it loads: as its not ethical posting it here, you can email me the link, and I'll have a look. Just click Profile in my reply.
Meanwhile, lets try this: Control panel | AddRemove. Can you see anything that resembles a dialer?
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