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#1 ComputerWhizz7

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 05:29 AM

HELP ME!

I have installed Windows 2000 Pro on my machine and now I have installing everything and i'm not sure what did it but I keep getting these sorts of Messages from my computer:

[b]Message from FROM to TO on 1/03/2006 11:25:05p.m.

STOP! WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.

Windows has found 55 Critical System Errors.

To fix the errors please do the following:

1. Download Registry Update from: www.regfixit.com
2. Install Registry Update
3. Run Registry Update
4. Reboot your computer

FAILURE TO ACT NOW MAY LEAD TO SYSTEM FAILURE!

Help guys what do I do?

P.S. I have Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 09:23 AM

That looks like a Messenger scam.

Microsoft Windows, your operating system, would not refer you to anyone but Microsoft, and then it would be by using an error message.

Messenger (not to be confused with MSN Messenger, AOL IM or any other "internet messenger") was originally created for system administrators and users to communicate with other users on large networks. If your computer is not part of a network in a large organization you do not use it or need it to be running.

Spammers have figured out how to send spam with it taking advantage of exploits on your computer.
What you describes sounds like Windows Messenger Spam.

To block the spam, turn off Messenger Service.

To do that:
In Windows XP, click Start>>Control Panel
In Windows 2000, click Start>>Settings>>Control Panel

In both versions:
Double click Administrative Tools
Double click Services
Double click Messenger
Under Service Status, click Stop
In the box next to Startup Type, select Disabled
Click Apply>>OK

Alternatively, you can download a small program that will disable Messenger Service called “Shoot The Messenger” which is available at http://www.grc.com/freepopular.htm
Download and run "Shoot The Messenger"

Edited by Enthusiast, 01 March 2006 - 09:30 AM.


#3 jgweed

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:04 AM

After shooting the Messenger, update and run:
1. Your resident anti-virus
2. Your anti-spyware applications.

Make sure your firewall is turned on.
Regards,
John
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 03:46 AM

It works! Thanks guys.
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