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#1 Shady

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:51 PM

Hi I restored my computer (Windows ME) and have upgraded it to Windows XP, but I keep receiving messages like these:
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each time it gives me different links though
so I dont know if they are reliable......can i get input on this please!
thanks you :thumbsup:

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#2 River_Rat

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 01:00 PM

This is a popup wanting you to download this program which is probably some sort of adware.

How long has it been since the upgrade?
Did you turn the Windows Firewall on immediately?

Any time you have any message pop open that is not windows related there is a good chance it is some kind of spyware.

See this article:
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtutorial=62
Try these free tools.
Trendmicro (free virus scan only)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Adware SE (update after installing)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot S&D (update after installing)
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Dest...4-10122137.html

#3 Shady

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 01:02 PM

i restored it and upgraded it yesterday 8/12 so I have not d/l Anything or used the net really

Edited by Shady, 12 August 2005 - 01:04 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2005 - 01:10 PM

What you are seeing is adware being sent to you using Messenger.

The thing to do is shut off or disable Messenger and get a firewall.

Numerous malware companies have utilized an exploit to access Messenger service from the Internet. If you do not have a firewall, they can shoot spam into your computer. It will open pop-ups, with the window heading “Messenger Service.”

To disable Mesenger 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.

Next download the freeware firewall, ZoneAlarm SE.
Navigate to find the freeware version (it may be hard to find, but it's there), and when installing it continually refuse their offers to upgrade to a paid version. The free version does just as good a job.
Zone Alarm SE: http://www.zonealarm.com/

After you install ZoneAlarm and have it up and running, shut the Windows firewall off.
(you can only run one firewall at a time as they conflict with each other, and the Windows firewall only does half the job - protects against incoming threats only, not both incoming and outgoing as ZoneAlarm does)

Do you have any anti-spyware apps installed on your computer?

Edited by Enthusiast, 12 August 2005 - 01:13 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2005 - 03:16 PM

With Service Pack 2, Messenger is automatically disabled upon installation. It's a good idea to get Windows Updates. And fer heaven's sake, don't venture out onto the internet without an antivirus. I recommend AVG free version from grisoft.com if you don't already have one.




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