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Re: XP pop-ups?

Just got a new computer with XP and there are these annoying pop-ups apparently coming through on some sort of Messenger. *They try to direct you to sites like www.endads.com, etc.

Any way to stop these things??? *

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Re: XP pop-ups?

To Disable the Messenger Service Manually:
-- Click on the Start button in the taskbar
-- Open Control Panels
-- Go to 'Administrative Tools' (XP users may need to go to 'Performance and Maintenance' first, then 'Administrative Tools')
-- Double-click on 'Services'
-- Scroll down to 'Messenger'
-- Double-click on 'Messenger'
-- Change the Startup type to 'Disabled'
-- Click 'Stop' to stop the service

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Thank ya sir!


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My pleasure...I almost feel like a computer geek! *




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Re: XP pop-ups?

That's not really solving the problem though... The messenger service in windows is used for other things. You should find out why you're getting the pop-ups instead. Sounds like some kind of AdWare.
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Re: XP pop-ups?

Is Your PC Networked With Other Computers?
Disabling this feature of the operating system may break programs that rely on internal networking. Most home users will be unaffected.

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Red Rider : Is Your PC Networked With Other Computers?
Disabling this feature of the operating system may break programs that rely on internal networking. Most home users will be unaffected.
It's a stand-alone home computer... no networking going on.

Conq - I ran Ad-aware but they still kept coming up through the Messenger Alert

This is my first XP experience, so I'm learning

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Re: XP pop-ups?

Might be something installed by the PC maker too. Which is why I always blow away any OS installation that comes on a store-bought PC, and install a clean copy of XP. The modified versions of windows that some of them come with are a mess.
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Messenger Pop-ups are a new kind of spam that targets PCs running Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP.

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Interesting. I guess the reason I've never seen em is because all my PCs (home and work) are behind a firewall.
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Re: XP pop-ups?

yep - I don't know how to put up a firewall on XP, so I'm kind of lost. Disabling the Messenger seemed to have stopped the unwanted intrusions, though.

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Well, XP has a built in firewall that you can enable. (Go to the properties for the network connection that is connected to your cable modem/DSL modem). It's not great, but better than nothing. I use hardware firewalls, but there are some decent software ones out there too. (Like ZoneAlarm)

You should be using SOME firewall. You may regret it later if you don't.
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ConqSoft : Well, XP has a built in firewall that you can enable. *(Go to the properties for the network connection that is connected to your cable modem/DSL modem). *It's not great, but better than nothing. *I use hardware firewalls, but there are some decent software ones out there too. (Like ZoneAlarm)

You should be using SOME firewall. *You may regret it later if you don't. *

Firewall enabled. I wonder if there is any advantage to enabling the Messenger again?

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If you aren't on a network, probably not.
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