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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-07-04, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Damn Yahoo!!! Not happy!

I'm getting messages popping up every 5 seconds telling me a program has requested a connection from www.yahoo.com and is asking me to connect to the net.

Ive got Spybot, Adaware and Antivirus updated daily yet this is still happening, and as far as i am aware i have no programs that would require anything from yahoo (i havent installed any anyway). This is only a recent occurence.

Can someone help me out with a way to stop it from asking me?

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Re: Damn Yahoo!!! Not happy!

yahoo is giving it to you up the wazoo I think. I deleted mine, it was a pain and Messenger is easier.


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Yeah but the thing is i dont actually have Yahoo Messenger or any other Yahoo program installed!

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Firewall time


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Re: Damn Yahoo!!! Not happy!

Try clearing out your cache (I doubt many people will agree with me on that one, but it has helped me with bugs before) and running a firewalll if you're not already. Zone Alarm should do the trick.
Go to www.grc.com also and do a shields up and port scan, it will tell you where whatever it is (the Yahoo thing), is getting in, you'll be surprised at how vulnerable your PC is.
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Re: Damn Yahoo!!! Not happy!

Thanks for the advice Casper and Luvinmy, i do have ZoneAlarm also and it's still getting through.

I'll try a thorough clearout of all the IE and Internet stuff and see how i go.

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Re: Damn Yahoo!!! Not happy!

So the messages you're getting is from ZoneAlarm right? Is it only coming up when you're not connected to the 'net or any time?

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Re: Damn Yahoo!!! Not happy!

A further update..........

STILL happening - this is after running a full antivirus scan, having ZA on 24/7, as well as using Spybot and Adaware.

Beef - the messages arent coming up though, ZA, theyre a windows message that comes up and says - 'you (or a program) have requested a connection to www.yahoo.com' etc etc.
I have checked through all the programs and stuff i have on here and i have not been able to find anything that comes from or requires Yahoo to work.

Is there a way to deny programs the right to request an internet connection?

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Re: Damn Yahoo!!! Not happy!

ZoneAlarm does.... but Yahoo isn't a program so you need to find out what program is making the requests.

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Yahoo Campanion is a program that runs on your IE and will try and get Internet Access. Check your add/remove programs in control panel and see if you have Yahoo Campanion installed
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