I've just done a clean install of Windows XP Professional SP2 for a friend but, immediately after doing so I started getting MSN Messenger type messages alleging that the registry was corrupt and directing me to a website such as click here which claims to fix the problem for $39.95. There were also other similar type messages directing me to different websites.
I can't understand how these messages are getting through as I've installed Blueyonder PC Guard which is meant to have all the 'bells and whistles' such as firewall, anti virus and pop up blocker.
Any advice as to what to do about these messages and how to prevent them in future would be appreciated. Should the messages just be ignored or could there be something wrong with the installation?
... I'm not at the problem machine at present so I'll have to check. I just found a thread that describes the problem click here but, again,it recommends turning off Messenger.
It is a little different to describe the message being received. It is in a recantangular box that appears in the midle of the desktop. It does not provide a direct link to the website mentioned - just gives the URL. You can get rid of the message by clicking the close button but I would prefer not to receive it at all!