annoying pop ups

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by dave, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. dave

    dave Guest

    since I installed my new system, i keep getting annoying pop ups, telling me
    how to get rid of em,always from the same site, has anyone else had this
    prob, i think i had em on my old system, but forget how to stop em
    dave, Jul 3, 2003
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  2. dave

    Unk Guest

    Disabling Windows Messenger Service PopUp SPAM

    How to stop Messenger SPAM: Disable Windows Messenger Service

    Messenger Service Window That Contains an Internet Advertisement;en-us;Q330904

    How to Prevent Windows Messenger from Running on a Windows XP-Based Computer
    Right-click "My Computer" and select "Manage", Select "Services and
    Applications" in the left panel, then double-click "services" in the
    right panel. Scroll down the right pane until you see "messenger",
    double click it and click the stop button, click "Apply", "OK";en-us;302089

    "Shoot The Messenger" utility for Windows NT/2000/XP

    Disable/Enable/Remove Windows Messenger in XP

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    The messenger service is not the problem. The real problem
    is the fact that you are not running a firewall, or if you
    are, you haven't blocked ports 137-139.

    Disabling the messenger service will stop the popups, but if
    you have file and print sharing bound to your external TCP/IP
    connection, then you could also potentially be sharing your
    entire hard disk with the world since netBIOS uses ports 137-139.

    Check your security here:

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    Here's an example of how they send those messages using NetSend.

    Unk, Jul 4, 2003
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  3. dave

    Plato Guest
    Plato, Jul 4, 2003
  4. dave

    Fuzzy Logic Guest

    [posted and mailed]

    There are 3 potential sources of pop-ups. Messenger pop-ups are one, the
    other is spyware and the last would be web-based pop-ups. Here are some
    links to help with each.

    Messenger pop-ups:;en-us;330904


    I use Ad-Aware

    Browser web pop-ups. These are windows that pop-up or under your browser
    window while surfing. I use Free Surfer mk II (works with IE):
    Fuzzy Logic, Jul 4, 2003
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