Hello all, I am new here, I hope to get some help on the following problem: I am on win98se and I have AOL dial-up connection. I use it only as internet connection and I don't use their software. If you are familiar with AOL, you know that it forcibly connects to port 5190 udp for its own spying purposes as it also monitors all processes on your PC with its idleproc.dll (at least AOL7 does that). Well, I've long renamed idleproc.dll to something else and by so doing eliminated AOL's connection to 5190. Since then when I use AOL it only connects to the dial-up proxy at port 13784 and that's the normal state of affairs. Yesterday I had a strange event. First I had an unexpected crash during an internet session, rebooted computer, reconnected to AOL. Then I checked the TCPView screen as I usually do and saw that besides the normal AOL connects there was also a sort of a mirror image of all the endpoints but only from some different ISP It looked something like this: UDP ak:1029 *:* UDP ac914xxx.ipt.aol.com:nbname *:* UDP ac914xxx.ipt.aol.com:nbdatagram *:* TCP ak:0 ak:0 LISTENING TCP ak:1029 ak:0 LISTENING TCP ac914xxx.ipt.aol.com:137 ak:0 LISTENING TCP ac914xxx.ipt.aol.com:138 ak:0 LISTENING TCP ac914xxx.ipt.aol.com:nbsession ak:0 LISTENING TCP ac914xxx.ipt.aol.com:1027 ak:0 LISTENING TCP ac914xxx.ipt.aol.com:1027 ats-xxx.dial.aol.com:13784 ESTABLISHED UDP ak:1029 *:* UDP smthg.notaol.com:nbname *:* UDP smthg.notaol.com:nbdatagram *:* TCP ak:0 ak:0 LISTENING TCP ak:1029 ak:0 LISTENING TCP smthg.notaol.com:137 ak:0 LISTENING TCP smthg.notaol.com:138 ak:0 LISTENING TCP smthg.notaol.com:nbsession ak:0 LISTENING TCP smthg.notaol.com:1027 ak:0 LISTENING TCP smthg.notaol.com:1027 216.85.x.x:5190 ESTABLISHED "ak" is the name of my computer, I don't remember what the exact address of the parasite ISP was but it sounded like a cable or broadband (tnt4.uu.net I think). I was totally shocked and immediately killed the AOL connection, the other one disappeared too, AOL started closing down, then I got a crash. To begin with I'd like to understand what happened and how is it possible that I got two distinct internet connections at the same time? (it looks like I had two IPs assigned to my one PC) No scans with either a-squared or bitdefender8 or antivir7 detected any trojans or whatever. Maybe this is something like filesharing or bittorrent thing trying to use my computer? I just have no clue here. Thank you. PS. I use Antivir 7 and no firewall at the moment (resource-hog). PSS. I have no chat programs installed - except for AOL's AIM which I don't use.