Dialup settings keep changing from never dial to always dial and Very slow download speeds
Solution: Your dialup settings may change if you have Norton AntiVirus with Auto-Protect turned on. If this applies to you, turn off the Auto-protect and set NAV to only scan program files. Check for spyware. Apart from Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware and Spybot Search&Destroy, visit www.trendmicro.com/cwshredder. CW Shredder removes browser hijackers—“CW” stands for “CoolWeb Search”, which installs dozens of bookmarks on your desktop, mostly to pornographic sites, changes your home page without asking, and continually changes it back if you attempt to correct it. Furthermore, it significantly slows down the performance of your PC, and introduces modifications which cause Windows to freeze, crash or randomly reboot.
If you haven’t installed SP2, use BHOCaptor from www.snapfiles.com/reviews/BHOCaptor/bho.html. BHOCaptor lets you control the Internet Explorer Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) installed on your system. It makes it easy to see what BHOs are installed and to de-activate them. BHOCaptor puts you in control, displaying all BHOs, and lets you deactivate them if desired.
WinSock XP Fix (www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.htm) is a last resort if your Internet connectivity has been corrupted due to invalid or removed registry entries. It can often cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of adware components or improper uninstall of firewall applications or other tools that modify the XP network and Winsock settings. If you encounter connection problems after removing network related software, adware, or after registry cleanup, and all other ways fail, then give WinSock XP Fix a try. It can create a registry backup of your current settings, so it is fairly safe to use.
Also download and run HijackThis from www.merijn.org/downloads.html. This is a free tool as well.