i got spyware from WinMx

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it's pop up's that say's messenger. like it came through instant message. winmx is p2p. it's supposed to be spyware free.
 

Enyo

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As said above its not spyware its the messenger service being abused by spammers.

GO to http://mynetwatchman.com/kb/security/articles/popupspam/index.htm

Here are the procedures for disabling the Messenger service on Windows 2000 and XP systems:

Windows 2000:
Click: Start/Settings/Control Panel
Open: Administrative Tools
Open: Services
Open: 'Messenger' Service
Click: Stop button
Change 'Startup Type' to DISABLE
Click OK to close everything

Windows XP:
Right-click: 'My Computer' icon and select 'Manager'
Open: Services and Applications
Open: Services
Open: 'Messenger' Service
Click: Stop button
Change 'Startup Type' to DISABLE
Click OK to close everything

http://www.stopmessengerspam.com/index.html
 
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vadislav

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i have outpost firewall free version. how could it get through? is zone alarm free version better than outpost free version?
thank's
 
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vadislav

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HOW DO YOU CONFIGURE OUTPOST to stop messenger spam, so i can turn my messenger on again.

thank's
 

canadian_divx

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unless you are on a netowrk that uses it
you can just turn off the messanger service, it does not do anything unless you are the admin
 

Enyo

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Originally posted by vadislav
HOW DO YOU CONFIGURE OUTPOST to stop messenger spam, so i can turn my messenger on again.

thank's

Setup rules to block 445, 137, 138, 139

For specific info on this check the posts on www.outpostfirewall.com/forum im not a OP user anymore so cant tell you exactly how to set it up. The FAQ on that forum covers it.
 

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