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    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 15th Sep 17, 10:30 PM
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    win 10 has just started changing wifi to dialup.
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:30 PM
    win 10 has just started changing wifi to dialup. 15th Sep 17 at 10:30 PM
    OH has just started to have a problem in that, for no apparent reason, turns wifi off and changes it to dialup. This can come at any time, even whilst online to say facebook. previous time I put it down to a hiccup due an update but its just happened for the second time today. Too late to solve it now but would like to solve it tomorrow if possible.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
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    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 15th Sep 17, 11:21 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:21 PM
    Have you got a modem on that PC then and a cable to the phone socket(not to the router)? Or do you mean ethernet ...
    What messages do they get
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 16th Sep 17, 8:01 AM
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    There is malware that does this, tries to dial premium numbers.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 16th Sep 17, 8:40 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 8:40 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 8:40 AM
    Have you got a modem on that PC then and a cable to the phone socket(not to the router)? Or do you mean ethernet ...
    What messages do they get
    Originally posted by debitcardmayhem
    Hi, thanks for reply. Only connected to wireless, use ethernet only if there's a problem. No messages just a change for no apparent reason.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 16th Sep 17, 8:43 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 8:43 AM
    There is malware that does this, tries to dial premium numbers.
    Originally posted by buglawton
    Haven't noticed any attempt to dial but as we have malware bytes and a few others we'll run scans. Thanks.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 16th Sep 17, 9:21 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 9:21 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 9:21 AM
    Now noticed that the "wifi" setting has disappeared from the settings box so am beginning to suspect the card. Possible?
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 16th Sep 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 10:54 AM
    Solved, but I don't know why. System restore to before the September update and wifi is back and running. Windows can be most frustrating. Thanks for the help.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
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