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#1 dc3

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 10:46 PM

I installed a new hdd and have been back on line three days now, and I keep getting these annoying pop-up messages with the header "Messenger Service" with messages implying that I have an eminent problem and to go to their site for their services, Ex. "STOP! CRITICAL ERRORS DETECTED" and then their address www.win-fix.com. I have Zone Alarm and Shoot the messenger, but these keep on comming.

Is there any way to stop these, maybe block anything with the header Messenger Service?

My OS is w2k pro w/sp4, and I use Firefox for my browser.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 10:57 PM

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 10:59 PM

Try this:Windows 2000
Click Start-> Settings-> Control Panel-> Administrative Tools->Services
Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK
You also could download ccleaner from www.ccleaner.com . It will remove a lot of junk before it is a problem. I particularly like the "issues" function. Good luck!
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Posted 02 September 2005 - 11:08 PM

Thanks for the quick response buys, and thank you both for a quick cure! :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 11:14 PM

Your welcome I'm glad we were able to help :thumbsup:
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