Typical signs of a modem hijack
Typical signs of a modem hijackYou hear your modem disconnecting and dial up again.
You receive an unexpectedly high telephone bill, which lists unknown international telephone numbers or premium rate numbers.
You receive a bill from a telephone company other than your normal provider.
An unfamiliar short-cut icon appears on your desktop.
You are online and cannot send emails.
Ways to protect yourself
Be cautious when entering any unknown websites or when clicking pop-up boxes.
Regularly view your internet settings and check the telephone number you are dialling.
up the volume on your modem so you can hear whether your modem has disconnected and is attempting to redial.
Turn off your computer and modem when it is not in use.
Set up password protection for access to your computer.