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#1 stanley spider

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 11:19 AM

hi i keep getting these messages poping up and dont no what to do . i use spybolt seek and destroy , add aware and agv anti viras but they still keep popping up about every 30 seconds can any one help ?
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 11:27 AM

First, ignore these popups because they are malware. You go to the sites for a free registry scan, etc., and they find all sorts of non-existent problems and then request you pay to have these removed.

I would suggest you post a HiJackThis! log in the log forum so our volunteer team of experts can help you get rid of whatever is causing these. Instructions are here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...s_Log-t956.html

Begin your post with a link to this post, so the team member has some hint about what your problem is.
Please be patient, because logs are taken on a first in first out basis.

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#3 tg1911

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 11:54 AM

I suggest you also disable Windows Messenger.
What Operating System are you using (XP Home, Pro, 2000, ....)?
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 01:34 PM

thanks, im using xp pro

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 07:35 PM

Windows XP includes a service called Messenger. It is an utility used by system administrators who run networks.

This Messenger service should not be confused with Windows Messenger, the instant-messaging application in XP. They are unrelated and disabling Windows Messenger will not cure your present malware problem. Neither is Messenger service related to MSN Messenger - another instant-messaging application.

Several malware companies have found a way to access Messenger service from the Internet. If you do not have a firewall, they can run spam messages using Messenger Service on your computer. It will appear as pop-ups, just as the one you have shown us with the window heading “Messenger Service.”

To block the pop-ups, install a firewall, such as ZoneAlarm SE which is freeware, or one of the other free or commercial firewalls that are available.

Windows XP includes a firewall, but it is much less effective than ZoneAlarm or most other available software firewalls as it only provides coverage against intrusion and offers no protection against outgoing malware aps or trojans.

You should also disable Messenger service unless you are on a netwark that uses it. To do that, click Start>>Control Panel. Double-click Administrative Tools. Double-click Services. Scroll down to Messenger and double-click. Click the Stop button. Under Startup Type, select Disabled. Click Apply>>OK.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:01 AM

The Messenger service, is what I was talking about, as in windows Messenger service.
Sorry if that caused any confusion.

Edited by tg1911, 15 June 2005 - 12:03 AM.

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