For the last month or so I've been getting a lot of dropped connections on my 56k dial-up (I have a 7hr cut-off) - sometimes it would last for hours sometimes I'd get drops one after another. I checked with my isp (Karoo) and they told me their logs show a disconnection request from software on my Pc.
So I've been systematically removing software to source the problem causing application, and, it seems to be my anti-virus - which was F-Secure but I've also now tried 2 or 3 and they seem to cause the drop outs aswell.
I never would have expected an AVP to cause the problem (although someone else has now said it happened to them with F-Secure) so I just wanted to find out if anyone has had a similar problem.
I'm using XP Pro (SP-1) - but I've also checked it with Win2000 on the same machine, Diamond SupraExpress 56i Pro Modem (with the most Up-to-date drivers).