what kind of popup is this?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mubbers, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. Mubbers

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    What kind of a popup is this & how do I stop it?

    I'm already running smasher but this seems to be coming from some kind of messenger service, I use MSNM 6.0 but is this windows messenger??

    If it is how do I get rid of it - by deleting windows messenger (which I never use)?

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  2. rushm001

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    Start, Run, Services.msc Select Messenger Service and set it to disabled.
     
  3. rushm001

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    Don't worry, it's got nothing to do with MSN Messenger.
     
  4. Mubbers

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    cheers! I thought not. In about 10 seconds that popup will be history!

    bye bye pop-up!


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    Thanx rush'
     
  5. rushm001

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    No worries, glad I could be of assistance.
    Don't usually get to a post first to answer tech problems!
     
  6. Mubbers

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    Oh - is this coming to me externally or is a virus type thingy resident on my PC?

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  7. rushm001

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    Outside. There is software out there thart can send these types of messages to thousands of IP addresses at once using the built-in windows messenger service. No virus you'll be pleased to know. It's the new type of spam.
     
  8. Mubbers

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    :( Good though as I regularly scour my PC with all type of bug hunter from Hijack this - spybotr&d etc... so I'd hate to think owt had got through!

    Cheers,

    Mubbers

    Messenger - disabled!
     
  9. Tiesto

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    Its a ghey Windows feature. Keep it disabled.
     
  10. jroc

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    I think also....if you have the MSN ISP service...you get these..funny you pay of msn service..and you pay for them popups....what a deal huh