I have changed from Internet Explorer 6.0 to Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird for reading e-mail. When I start the computer and launch a web browser application the Internet Explorer dialer appears on the desktop and the only way to get rid of the dialog window is to press the cancel button up to seven times before it finally disappear. It keeps popping up like an unwanted Ad. Is there any way of getting rid of this?
The following solutions may prove useful in resolving the problem described within this page.
The simple solution to this problem is to delete any broadband or dialup network connections from within the Internet options window. Even though you are using Firefox, Internet Explorer still wants to attempt to establish the network connection. The primary use for this dialog connection box is to make Internet Explorer easier to use by having it automatically establish the connection to your Internet provider when you load Internet Explorer. However, this option can be a tad annoying if you don't use Internet Explorer and useless if your Internet provider ensures you have an "always on" connection.
The Internet options window is accessible directly through the Windows control panel or through Internet Explorer itself. By removing all connections you are telling Internet Explorer to not establish a connection. The following instructions will guide you through the process of removing network and dialup connections.
Once the control panel loads, double left click the Internet Options icon.
This will load the Internet options window. Left click the Connections tab on that window.
Under the "Dialup and Virtual Private Network Settings" label, you may see one or more connections within the box. For each connection you see listed, left click to highlight the connection, and select "Never dial a connection". This will leave the network connections available and also tells Internet Explorer to never dial the connections automatically.
You could also Remove the existing connections completely to ensure the problem is completely rectified. If you are able to browse with Firefox (even though you have to click the Cancel button on that connection window several times), you are already connected to your Internet provider, and do not require Internet Explorer to establish the connection for you.