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Messenger Service Pop ups

By alan.robinson14 ·
Appears to only affect Win XP. Dial up and Broadband. Users get every 5 mins a pop up screen from "Messenger Service" with a "Message from Jessy Girl!" closely followed by a message saying to stop pop ups go to "www.destroy.ads.com"

What is thisand how do I stop?

Alan

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by Markn In reply to Messenger Service Pop ups

If you do not use the messenger service on your network then I would go into services and stop the messenger service then set it to Disabled

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Messenger Service Pop ups

A recent phenomena, "Messenger Spam".
Here, read all about it:
http://mynetwatchman.com/kb/security/articles/popupspam/index.htm
(please remove any spaces)

GET A FIREWALL NOW! That will take care of it, and if you are on broadband, you DEFINATELY need a firewall!

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by ajsdodd In reply to Messenger Service Pop ups

Either
If you dont use Messenger

1) Start->Settings->Control Panel
2) Administrative Tools
3) Component Services
4) Services (Local)
5) Right click on "Messenger" select "Stop"
6) Right click on "Messenger" select "properties"
7) For "Startup Type" select "Manual"

or
If you do use it

http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=3702&cat=16 Windows Messenger Service Ad Blocker 1.2

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