Corrupt Registry alerts

  skete 21:54 15 Nov 2005
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I keep on getting what look like genuine windows messages informing me my registry is corrupt. They direct me to various websites such as FixTheReg.net and simlar worded websites to repair it. Can anyone tell me - am I being scammed or is there a real problem with my registry?

  VoG II 21:56 15 Nov 2005

Messenger Service pop-up windows? Disable them click here

  Diodorus Siculus 21:57 15 Nov 2005

click here for a guide to turn it off.

  skete 22:05 15 Nov 2005

I take it they are not genuine alerts, then?

  VoG II 22:08 15 Nov 2005

Scams.

  woodchip 22:10 15 Nov 2005

If it was corrupt Windows should fix it, If it knows it is.

  skete 22:15 15 Nov 2005

Thanks for your help folks. Messenger service now switched off.

  xuroys 11:37 22 Mar 2006

Thanks, VoG and the rest of you guys. It had me worried for a while but two virus scans confirmed no virus and I disabled Messenger as per your advice.
Baz

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