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Old December 30th, 2003, 09:37 PM   #1
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hi guys.
thise popup ads are driving me crazy and i can not seem to find any info on how to remove them. adaware doesn't seem to do the trick for me. has anyone else had these annoying popups and have any idea how to remove them?
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Old December 30th, 2003, 09:57 PM   #2
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You need to disable the Windows Messenger service on your computer. For more info, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...e/stopspam.asp

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http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/docs/messagepopup/

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Old December 30th, 2003, 10:23 PM   #3
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thanks chris,
the popups are coming from internet explorer and i'm pretty sure it's the work of some sort of spyware that has infiltrated my system. i'm not sure of the reason why adaware is not finding it.
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Old December 31st, 2003, 12:40 AM   #4
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Harry, try SpyBot - Search & Destroy. This is the best thing since sliced bread and it's free. However, it works so darn good, I donated $25 to the designer. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.
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