REGEDIT courruption messages

  emikretep 09:14 13 Jul 2005

A friend's PC has messages saying that there is registry corruption or there is a security alert. He is told to visit either;

click here
click here

to get the problem fixed.

I am suspicious of these two sites and wondered if anyone has experience of them. Are they genuine sites or sources of malware.

Any ideas would be most welcome.



  VoG II 09:18 13 Jul 2005

Are these Messenger Service pop-ups? click here

  emikretep 12:04 13 Jul 2005

Thanks for the response.
Yes they are as you describe; one is actually headed from Microsoft.



  VoG II 12:12 13 Jul 2005

Almost certainly a scam. Turn off Messenger Service as described.

  emikretep 12:16 13 Jul 2005

Thanks. I will try this today and report back.


  emikretep 20:29 26 Jul 2005

As well as switching off the messenger, I also installed and ran a couple of spy ware progs. These showed up a number of trojans and malware which I deleted.

Since then there have been no further problems - thanks a lot!


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