Registry probs

  The Dazza 19:36 22 Jul 2005

I've just built my own pc and now I keep getting pop ups saying "Messenger Service, Message from system to user. An error has occured. There are invalid entries in your windows registry. A scan is recommended immediatley. If these problems are not fixed, you can experience system crashes & error messages" then goes on to recommend various web sites. Is there likely to be something wrong with my registry? If so were can I download a free registry repairer? Also were is the registry stored, is it the HDD?

  woodchip 19:43 22 Jul 2005

the best thing you can do is turn of Messenger in services as you have picked something up of the net. go to control panel\administrator\services disable messenger by right click properties

  The Dazza 19:49 22 Jul 2005

..done that. So what does all this mean, are they just adaware/spyware? Is my registry likely to be screwed? If so how can I fix it?

  woodchip 19:55 22 Jul 2005

I think You reg is OK Messenger is a known weak link in Windows that is tuned of by default with SP2 install, you may have a Trojan. Doubt you will get the message now

  The Dazza 19:56 22 Jul 2005!

  woodchip 19:59 22 Jul 2005

keep a eye on it but i would do a check on your drive with a online scan for virus and trojan

  stalion 20:16 22 Jul 2005

scan with a2 to check your system
click here

  The Dazza 22:16 22 Jul 2005

..I downloaded a2 on found 28 malware files, whatever malware is! Thanks again

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