Hi My computer was seriously attacked in June and I still have not received a phone bill but I believe that an Internet Connection wizard was used to dial out to adult sites. I had a broadband connection and had to eventually reformat and wipe the pc clean because of numerous reg. changes that I could not fix, etc. Unfortuantely, I did not realize that the phone line was still in the back of the pc when I had a dial upa connection. I will fight any charges , of course , but now I am afraid to use the computer at all . I returned the cable modem , disconnected the phone cord and have nto used it in almost a month . A friend at work helped me reformat again but before I attempt to use it again I need some serious help. I called my local phone co and they put a 900 block on my phone . I was told they could not block internat'l calls so I went thru AT&T for long distance in order to get that block established . Previously , I had no long distance carrier because I NEVER make long distance calls. Now a cousin told me that they could have been able to make calls using a 10-10 workaround . I called to ask if I could block all but local calls on my phone and they said yes , but that would still not prevent me or anyone else from making internat'l calls to adult sites or gaming sites . Verizon claims that I will have to get an ISP and ask that they put parental controls that will prohibit anyone in my household from going to those sites. That is not the issue - I want to make sure that someone else cannot install a dialer or somehow load script or software to override my settings and access those sites and use my phone line to dial out . No one can seem to give me accurate info from these phone companies . If anyone can tell me how to prevent this from ever happening again, I would be eternally greatful ! Rught now , I do not have the drivers installed on my 56K modem and phone cord is out . I was told that I have to check off " Never dial a connection" after reformatting , which is the default , but it will not let me do this - it is greyed out , I assume because I do not have the modem drivers installed Any advice on hwo to totally protect myself will be much appreicated or I Will be destined to use the library computer forever because this is so stressful to me !! Thanks a lot !!!!