wonderpopup

  acemark 11:52 15 Sep 2003
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Hi folks. I've recently been getting annoyed by advertising pop up messages "generated by a trial version of wonderpopup direct desktop advertising software" from click here Anyone know how to stop this happening? Every time I connect to the web I get a screen with some dialogue on it and the message above. I know it's easy enough to close the screen but hey, if I wanted that kind of thing I'd have downloaded it!!!!! Of course it's quite possible it's something to do with my service supplier, or home page or summatt else. I just want rid of it. ANY ideas folks???

  Jester2K II 12:36 15 Sep 2003

Windows XP??

Is it just a grey screen with text or are there pictures?


Does it have the title Windows Messenger Service?

  Jester2K II 12:42 15 Sep 2003

Download Stop Windows Messenger Spam at click here Free fix to stop this software and others that target you with the Messenger Service.....

  -pops- 12:49 15 Sep 2003

Just thinking: If this is a trial version of something new, I wonder if they've found a new way around popup blockers?

  Jester2K II 12:53 15 Sep 2003

If you go onto their website its a progrma used by Spammers to send Messages via the Windows Messenger Serive. Its not running on acemark's PC or a popup window. Theres even a screen shot on the website.

  -pops- 13:00 15 Sep 2003

Oh!

I won't be paying a visit to their website as, years ago (in the early days of W95), I did a similar thing and just an innocent click to enter for more detail caused a deluge of rubbish to be downloaded. This required a reformat and reinstall.

Once bitten etc.....

  acemark 01:41 16 Sep 2003

Thanks Jester, I installed the program and am hoping that's sorted it. Neat site you got there btw :-)

  acemark 22:46 17 Sep 2003

Sorted :-)

  kinger 23:03 17 Sep 2003

Or go to 'run' type: Services.msc, hit return.

Go to Messenger and then right click on it, select Properties.

Click 'disable' and you'll get no more of those annoying ads. You may need to reboot afterwards.

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