Messenger Service Popups

  pj123 16:49 11 Jul 2006
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Just been to a friend running Win 2000 and AOL Broadband.

Whenever connected to AOL she keeps getting lots of popups which say:

Messenger Service

Message FROM to TO (and the date and time)

STOP! WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

Windows has found 55 critical system errors.

To Fix

1. Download Registry Update from www. xxxxxx.com (the URL is different each time) Mostly it is regfixit.com or regpro32.com

2. Install

3. Run

4. Reboot

FAILURE TO ACT NOW MAY LEAD TO SYSTEM FAILURE!

She has AVG, Adaware, Spybot, Spywareblaster and Zonalarm running and all up to date.

I assume they are not from Microsoft?

  brundle 16:56 11 Jul 2006

get this click here

  Snec 16:57 11 Jul 2006

There used to be someone using these boards who used the same ID as you do now. He used to claim to be a teach in IT. Obviously you are not that person:--

No, they are not from Microsoft, or AOL either.

  dogbreath1 17:00 11 Jul 2006
  pj123 17:33 11 Jul 2006

Thanks brundle and dogbreath1 will pass that on.

  pj123 17:39 11 Jul 2006

Snec, yes I did teach IT but that was over 7 odd years ago. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then.

I did not and still do not pretend to know everything and when I was asked a question I didn't know the answer to I would always say "I don't know but I will find out".

Which is exactly what I am doing now.

  Snec 10:19 15 Jul 2006

.... the basics have not altered that much.

No, they are not from Microsoft, or AOL either.

  pj123 12:03 15 Jul 2006

Just received an email. This problem now fixed using "Shoot the Messenger". Thanks a lot Guys.

Ticked.

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