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    HELP!! PC Starts up when my phone rings! Is it a VIRUS?

    Hi I hope someone can please help me with this as i am Baffled to why its happening!
    My parents have a 1 month old MESH pc and as they are Noobs i put on their progs, such as; AVG,Kerio FW (free),Spybot,Adaware,Spyblaster,a2 sqrd and cwshredder so i would of thought its pretty secure! Anyway they subscribed to Aol 2mb Broadband and after 2 weeks the Modem was delivered and line was supposedly turned on (i say supposedly as you'll soon learn) ...So i go around and try to instal it all, but have problems doing so! So i ring AOL and they say; Quote "They are really sorry as they made a mistake and enabled the wrong line, but would have it all sorted out by Monday 18th April "! Now that was 3 days ago but yesterday my mum rang me and said "Everytime their phone rings the PC starts up by itself! So i go around there again and check there is no Viruses,malaware etc and i disable the local network adapters (which they do not use)and make sure Power settings were all on 'Shut down. I then go into the bios to make sure PC is only started by HDD and is not on 'Wake by Lan'! Oh yeh i also disabled the Remote Desktop! So i again try it,but same thing happens! So can it be a virus or is it a AOL/BT error?

    PS Could it be something i have missed as they have one of those new PCI-E Mobo's ?

    Many thanks in advance!
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    Its not something to do with wake on lan is it? Have a look for that in bios.

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    No mate checked all that,it happens everytime it rings and its only just started to do it!
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    Some BIOSes have an option to wake on modem ring, not wake on LAN. Sounds like that's enabled. Useful for remote machines that you have to dial in to even when they're powered down. Do you know which new-fangled posh PCI-E board it is?

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    Yeah that's Wake on Ring, definately. Have a shufty in the bios, the option will be in there somewhere.

    Was very handy in my first flat before broadband was around so I didn't have to get out of my chair to play music - I just rang the house phone on me mobile then used a creative remote to play mp3's

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    Thanks for quick reply guys! I think the Mobo is a Asus K8N-E ! Also in the Bios it has 'Wake on PCI' Not 'Lan'! I will try and disable it and see if it does the trick! Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFlibble
    Yeah that's Wake on Ring, definately. Have a shufty in the bios, the option will be in there somewhere.

    Was very handy in my first flat before broadband was around so I didn't have to get out of my chair to play music - I just rang the house phone on me mobile then used a creative remote to play mp3's
    lol genius

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    Mr Flibble:
    Thats is great...I am going to set mine to do that...lol
    Twigman

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    lol nice.

    it does sound like wake on modem - but i have also seen one dude who had his modem plugged into a router which was etherneted into the pc - if his house received a fax / data call on the normal line (also his adsl line) it shot something down the line and caused the wake on lan to kick it into life.


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    Yes all sorted now! it had a 'WOR' wake on ring' in the Bios/power options! As it was really different to my AGP MOBO i did'nt understand it but thanks to you guys its all sorted! Cheers!
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    Dont you love it when something like this works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFlibble
    Was very handy in my first flat before broadband was around so I didn't have to get out of my chair to play music - I just rang the house phone on me mobile then used a creative remote to play mp3's
    That should be used in the Oxford English Dictionary as the explanation for "laziness"!


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