They're advertising pop-ups.
If you follow their directions, the only thing you'll do, is infest your computer with spyware/malware.
Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)aČ free
- a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.Ad-Aware
- A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.Spybot S&D
- Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.SpywareBlaster
- A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.SpywareGuard
- A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.
If not, you need to. These programs, updated
and used regularly
, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...
Download them, update
them, and then run them.Important:Please
read this tutorial
on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS
damage, if not used properly.
Also turn off Windows Messenger Service
That's where these pop-ups are coming from.
(this isn't MSN Messenger)
/ Control Panel
/ Performance and Maintenance
/ Administrative Tools
Scroll to Messenger service
, and double-click it.
In the Startup
drop down box, select Disabled
Also do this for:AlerterSSDP Discovery serviceTelnetUniversal Plug & Play
(not Plug & Play)
your way out.
Then in Internet Explorer
/ Internet Options
Un-check both entries of Enable install on demand
These steps will help to lock down your computer a little tighter.
Edited by tg1911, 03 July 2005 - 11:24 PM.