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I have recently installed windows xp on my computer due to millions of problems with windows ME, and although at first all seemed ok, i have started getting popups that are headed 'windows messenger'. MSN seems to be called Windows Messenger now, so i thought it just had something to do with that and reinstalled but no luck. I'm not actually sure if the popups are real or are part of some malware scam to get u to log into dodgy sites, but im farely sure the sites it recommends cant be real, since there seems to be about 10 different warnings, all with different recommended websites. they all basically say the same thing, which is that there is an error in the system registry and it needs to be scanned for problems. I have run McAfee virus checker, which claims to have found and deleted 2 viruses, trojans ending in ..../bj and ..../w, but when i rescan they are there again so it cant be getting rid.
a couple of times in the last hour i have had an error message telling me my system is going to be shut down in x number of seconds, again each time having a different number of seconds, but it does actually restart the comp when it says it will, i just dont know why.
i have installed xp on another pc and downloaded msn messenger from the same source and it works fine. i have even reinstalled windows and formatted both partitions of my hard drive, to no avail. i know this is all a bit vague but if anyone knows what it might be or can help me stop it i would be very grateful.
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