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#1 dbd night

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 04:20 PM

I keep getting this "Messenger Popup" window and everytime i click ok, a different Messenger Popup will appear and it doesnt seem to be giving up! Ive tried the usual (Adware scan, Spyware blaster, Avast Anti-virus) Can anyone help please?

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 04:29 PM

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.
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 is to 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”

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:10 PM

yup thats fixed it cheers! (i feel so stupid now, i used the messenger all the time.... O_o)

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:52 PM

You did? Very few people do, and then only on large networks.
What for?

There are ways to keep it open and still disable the popups.

If you want to do that you do it in the firewall.




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