This has nothing to do with MSN or windows Messenger, (i think).
last night I downloaded a mod for a game (mohaa) and unzipped it. I then decided not to use it and deleted it. Today, I received a message in a pop up window that said my computer is vulnerable to attack from a hacker and that i should visit a website click here. it said i should take a note of the address as simply clicking on OK will not take me to the address. I have pressed ctrl+alt+delete and brought up task manager. It shows up in applications as "messenger service" with the .exe icon next to it. I can't find a way to get anymore info on it and its location so that i can delete it.
it seems to pop up every hour and i have had it happen twice now. I have just executed a syatem restore to see if that clears it. Can anyone offer any help on this matter?
( Courtesy of click here ) This isn't spyware or adware. It's the messaging service built into Windows which is being used by spammers.(Windows Messenger - not .Net Messenger ). To get rid of it,turn off the messaging service. Windows 2000 and XP:- Go Start > Run > type in services.msc.Double-click on Messenger and in the Messenger Properties window, select Stop, then choose Disable as the Startup Type.Click OK. Windows 95, 98, and ME:- Go to Control Panel and Add/Remove.Select Windows Setup.Select System Tools.Click Details.Uncheck WinPopUp.Click OK.