Pop up messages in windows xp

  Gillian Hogarth 14:16 28 May 2003

When I log into windows I am regularly receiving pop up messages to ask me to look at a photograph of someone. The message suggests that it may be something undesirable and I am concerned as I have an 11yr old son. Can you give me any idea how to get rid of this message.

  Stalker 14:20 28 May 2003

Are they messenger service pop ups ?

or just internet explorer pop ups ?


  JoeC 14:26 28 May 2003

Try this

( Courtesy of click here )
This isn't spyware or adware. It's the messaging service built into Windows which is being used by spammers.(Windows Messenger - not .Net Messenger ).
To get rid of it,turn off the messaging service.
Windows 2000 and XP:- Go Start > Run > type in services.msc.Double-click on Messenger and in the Messenger Properties window, select Stop, then choose Disable as the Startup Type.Click OK.
Windows 95, 98, and ME:- Go to Control Panel and Add/Remove.Select Windows Setup.Select System Tools.Click Details.Uncheck WinPopUp.Click OK.

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