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Short term anti Pop-Up Solution?


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Soulstorm9000

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I can't post on the 'Malware' thread, and also, since this advice is only for certain versions of windows, I thought I'd post it here.

PLEASE DON'T USE THIS SHORT TERM SOLUTION UNTIL CONFIRMED AS SUCH OR OTHERWISE BY AN ADMIN OR OTHER ADVISER ON HERE.

I'm no techie, but this worked for me completely. The following advice may stop the pop-up's you're being bombarded with, but won't remove the 'ware that causes them. The process involved on here to resolve such things completely can be lengthy, thus this short term suggestion. -

Windows 2000

1. Click Start-> Settings-> Control Panel-> Administrative
Tools->Services
2. Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
3. Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
4. Click the STOP button.
5. Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
6. Click OK

Windows XP Home

1. Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
2. Click Performance and Maintenance
3. Click Administrative Tools
4. Double click Services
5. Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
6. Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
7. Click the STOP button.
8. Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
9. Click OK

Windows XP Professional
1. Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
2. Click Administrative Tools
3. Click Services
4. Double click Services
5. Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
6. Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
7. Click the STOP button.
8. Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
9. Click OK

Windows NT

1. Click Start ->Control Panel
2. Double Click Administrative Tools
3. Select Services-> Double-click on Messenger
4. In the Messenger Properties window, select Stop,
5. Then choose Disable as the Startup Type
6. Click OK


I hope that this is confirmed as helpful. It WON'T do your system any HARM to follow the above, but may conflict with the eventual solutions proposed by advisors on here, and need re-set once they begin giving advice.

Again, you should maybe wait until what I've suggested is confirmed as ok by someone on here with greater knowledge.

I hope I've been some help....

Soulstorm.
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SRX660

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Soulstorm, it is pretty common knowledge to put messenger in manual and stop the service in all windows systems to stop you from getting bombarded by spam in popups. I thought after a few years this would disappear but it apparently has not. Every computer i build for customers i always stop the messenger service.

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Hello,

Any Machine running XP with SP2 installed will have this service disabled by default. This was incorporated with SP2 and on.

Cheers,
Mak
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Hey, I don't claim to know much guys, still on SP1, just trying to help.... :)
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Hello,

With SP3 for XP being out and secure now it is highly advised you update as soon as possible. XP without them is very vunerable and open to many types of vicious attacks.

Cheers,
Mak
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