Message Service

  wetterfugal 20:14 08 Feb 2003

For a few days now I keep getting a popup from "MESSAGE SERVICE" teling me that my address is "Wide open to popups like these" and to go to a web address for a solution. Of course it is an add but how can I stop it, is it coming up on this site or is it lurking on my computer someware?

Popup software is not convenient to use on AOL as it shuts down AOL's menu popups such as writing email and the favourites menu. Where is it coming from?

  Smuggler 20:16 08 Feb 2003

are you using msn by any chance?

  spikeychris 20:20 08 Feb 2003

There is nothing that annoys me more than this, I can picture an old lady at home reading that....

click here


  wetterfugal 20:21 08 Feb 2003

No is the short answer, I don't beleive it orininates from Microsoft but the grey popup looks very oficial

  wetterfugal 20:34 08 Feb 2003

Thanks Chris, That is some idea, I can see an influx of adds soon. It won’t be long till other adware of this type pesters us without the means of disabling it.

  wetterfugal 20:36 08 Feb 2003

I don't get the bit about the old lady.

  spikeychris 20:40 08 Feb 2003

"Old Lady" sat at home...message appears (SHOUTS) on screen "....YOU HAVE A VIRUS!! go to "click here" She does and and thats 40 quid thank-you very much..


  graham 20:49 08 Feb 2003

Thought you meant "pop-ups" ;-)

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