re- HELP with messsanger pop up

  Artylady 12:10 02 Apr 2003
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Could you help with a pop up screen that l keep getting, comes up when writing email or on home page. Says its a messenger pop up that tells me my pc is wide open to the internet with all my details and thats why it was able to accsess my pc.
Don't know if its scam or what but tells me to go to -wwwblockmessenger.com.
Is it real, if not how do l get rid of it.
Would like a pop up blocker for websites but as l have just lost my husband cannot afford one, does anyone know of a free one.
I am on XP have AVG and Zone Alarm, also have all windows uopdates.
Jill

  recap 12:22 02 Apr 2003

Yes Artylady it is a bit of a scam just to get you to log on to their web site so they can bombard you with emails and more web site advertising. Just click the cross in the top right hand side of the screen to get rid of this advert.

  harristweed 12:24 02 Apr 2003

I use Ad Rage - It works well

click here

  The Ghost of Inept Pig 12:29 02 Apr 2003

Try the steps listed at click here

  recap 12:29 02 Apr 2003
  Artylady 12:51 02 Apr 2003

Have downloaded adrage and read the info on messenger.
Again great help in minutes, your better than all the advice phone lines,
Jill

  SpyMan²°°­­³ 13:56 02 Apr 2003

I use ad-removing software (pest patrol) but it still doesn't work. You need to get rid of KaZaA or KaZaA lite cos that is what is causing the problem

  Artylady 18:54 02 Apr 2003

Sorry but am lost with the above , can you tell me what it is,
Jill

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