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my computer has weird pop up messages

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by |pOt|fArMeRx, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. |pOt|fArMeRx

    |pOt|fArMeRx 3rd degree CD burns

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    The computer im using has windows constantly popping up to tell me how to get rid of the pop up windows.... and it tells me to go to www.endads.com and www.messageaway or something like that to get rid of them

    when i went to the sites they want to sell you an adblocker for 30 bucks! wtf

    • I have done nothing to trouble shoot this myself as I have no real knowedge of where to start
    • I hope swedix sees this
    i have
    windows XP
    AMD athlon 2200
    224 mb of ram
    pro savage vid card :)
     
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  2. Swedix

    Swedix Retired from UT2004

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    Get Ad-aware from Lavasoft.
    Run it and you probably get rid of the pop-up.
     
  3. Clayeth

    Clayeth Classic

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  4. DeaJae

    DeaJae taking a month's break

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    or simply go into services.msc and disable the 'Messenger' service :)
     
  5. |pOt|fArMeRx

    |pOt|fArMeRx 3rd degree CD burns

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    could you please explain how to do that deajae
     
  6. DeaJae

    DeaJae taking a month's break

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    Start -> run -> type 'Services.msc' and hit enter -> scroll down to 'messenger' double click it. in the drop down box highlight disabled. and stop the service.
     
  7. Swedix

    Swedix Retired from UT2004

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    Dunno if that helps in this case but it can be worth a try.

    Go into the Controlpanel -> Adminstrative Tools -> Services.
    Find messanger, dooubleclick on it and from the dropdown select Inactivated. And also, click the button Stop , to stop the service immediately.

    But, I still suggest you get Ad-aware or Spybot. If you never have run any of them, you will probably have tons of spyware. And some of them eats from your bandwidth.
     
  8. |pOt|fArMeRx

    |pOt|fArMeRx 3rd degree CD burns

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    I ran adaware but the the messenger thing kept coming back so I took deajae├Ęs advice and disablefd messenger service
     
  9. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    That spybot is good software.
     
  10. B

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    Thats a bad thing to do, more a workaround than a solution. The messages will still come u just don't see the messages anymore.

    Best option is to run AdAware (to look for spyware etc) and set up a firewall (to block incomming messages)
     
  11. Kaligraphic

    Kaligraphic Charles leChaud is my hero

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    of course, you could try tracing the origin of the messages, and spamming them back...
     
  12. DeaJae

    DeaJae taking a month's break

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    disabling that service will give the sender 'unable to send netsend message to IP' just the same as trying to send it to a windows 9X box.

    as for their tactics, recently a piece of software improved the net send command to allow it to be send outside of domains. i suspect this software just runs through a list of IP addresses continusly, so if we can get a few IP's and identify the file and its location, and possible holes, we could tell the software to spam 127.0.0.1 over and over again.
     
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    Heres one simple solution and I know for sure it'll work. The only problem is if you don't have America Online. You have to have it!!
    If you do, here's how you get rid of those Windows XP targeted pop-ups. Just go to the KEYWORD box in the top toolbarclick on it and type in (MSPOP) and all you have to do is click a button that says stop messenger popups now and thats it.
     
  15. KJAX

    KJAX Gamer 4 Life

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    Or just run the firewall that comes with Windows XP. :)

    I've had no pop-ups since I enabled it.
     

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