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  Pineapple 15:20 20 Apr 2005
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When on line a small window keeps poping onto my screen, with the following text:
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Message from SYSTEM to ALERT on (date) (time)

Microsoft Windows has encounted an Internal Error
Your windows registry is corrupted.
Microsoft recommends a complete system scan.
Vist this website to repair.

click here

OK
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I have ignored all these messages.

Is it just a harmless ad, or is it something evil?

Pineapple

  VoG II 15:23 20 Apr 2005
  oseven 15:24 20 Apr 2005

It looks harmless but is probably an ad as you suggest.Run adaware or the new microsoft anti spyware.

  plsndrs3 15:24 20 Apr 2005

Marketing ploy, I'm sure but run Regscrub anyhow

click here

[assuming that you use XP]

  Pineapple 18:24 20 Apr 2005

Thanks for your help.

Pineapple

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