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Pop-ups!!! How do I stop them on my network???

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matthewl

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Little annoying browser windows, search bars in internet explorer, Casino games crap, adult diallers, favourites in IE, key loggers etc. I have hardened the firewall, but the users all use MSN Instant Messenger and so those ports are open. Messenger Plus seems to add to the mayhem. Should I shut off IM ports completely and will that stop the little *******s from messing with my users?
I have installed Ad-Aware 6 on one or two desktops and it finds >100 objects. I delete the ones I don't know about and the odd Hotbar, but things come back very quickly! It only seems to be on this one particular site, have I left something wide open for more malicious attacks?
 
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the new Messenger Plus adds spyware and adverts etc - I tried it once and saw all the junk it also installs so quickly uninstalled it and installed MSN6 instead :)
 
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matthewl

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I have the new messenger plus on my desktop at my office, behind firewall and I have no problems with spyware and ads, but at my clients site, the problem is getting out of hand!
 

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