How can I get rid of this network connection message that keeps popping on my screen?

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Help...

For the past few days every time I turn the system on. I'm getting a Network Connection message that says:

YOU OR A PROGRAM HAVE REQUESTED INFORMATION FROM "RYAN19188.CJB.NET."

WHICH CONNECTION DO YOU WANT TO USE?

The options are Connect or Cancel. When I press cancel another one will pop up in moments with the same message but a different information from person. So far I've written down: RYA.OUTSTANDO.COM, RYAN.WWWCRAZY.COM, JIMMY.WWWCRAZY.COM, BOTS.RYAN1918.COM, and DAN321.DYNS.CX.

I cleared out all my cookies, temporary internet files, and temp files. I looked through my files under explore for anything different... I'm at a loss. I can't figure it out or get rid of it, I'm concerned that some of my personal files, information, etc may be compromised.

Can you provide any insight. Your help is much appreciated.

Liz "stressed" Burton

Answer

This question was answered on September 15, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When dealing with something of this kind you can use a soap cleaning system, that you can install to your computer, it always comes out when you turn on your computer, that comes in handy to take care of viruses and hoaxes, another suggestion is the bull guard which am also familiar with.

Irving Espinal

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 15, 2003