XP Popups (XP Generated)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by BillyBoy, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. BillyBoy

    BillyBoy Guest

    Just installed XP Pro and am getting a lot of popups that seem to be asking
    me to go to different websites if I want more security or avoid popups.
    This is while NOT connected to the net. (also happens when I'm connected).
    Is there a way to turn off what seem to be blatent advertising built into

    Thanks, BillyBoy
    BillyBoy, Oct 13, 2003
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  2. BillyBoy

    °Mike° Guest

    You should install a firewall, since the messenger service
    uses ports 137-139 (NETBIOS), which should be blocked by your

    To prevent the Messenger service from starting automatically,
    open the Services panel by typing...

    services.msc /s

    ....into the Start / Run box.
    In the right-hand pane highlight 'Messenger'.
    Right click and choose 'Properties'.
    Click the 'Stop' button.
    From the 'Startup Type' drop down, choose 'Disabled' or 'Manual'.
    'Apply / Ok'.

    More information:

    Messenger Service Window That Contains an Internet
    Advertisement Appears

    Windows Messages

    How to stop Messenger SPAM Disable Windows Messenger

    How to Prevent Windows Messenger from Running on a Windows
    XP-Based Computer

    Stopping Advertisements with Messenger Service Titles

    Disable-Remove Windows Messenger



    Zone Alarm
    °Mike°, Oct 13, 2003
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  3. BillyBoy

    Mike0000 Guest

    Two things:

    1. Download and run ad aware.

    2. Disable messenger.

    Visit the site in my sig for links to both. The last question in the
    FAQ will take care of messenger.
    Mike0000, Oct 13, 2003
  4. BillyBoy

    yugsdrawkcab Guest

    X-No-Archive: Yes

    You don't need a firewall just to stop messenger spam you idiot.
    yugsdrawkcab, Oct 14, 2003
  5. BillyBoy

    Patrick Guest

    This link is to a utility that can sit on your desktop, it will turn off/on
    the 'Messenger Service' that is being used by the SPAMS. (note, the name of
    the program, it only cures a symtom of a problem).

    I am not quite sure if the prog at link below cures the problem, but I
    believe it may be helpfull, the prog is as the one above, (sits on desktop
    and turns thing on/off), worth haveing a look anyway;
    Patrick, Oct 14, 2003
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