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.