pop ups

  [DELETED] 08:44 14 Aug 2003

Over the last couple of days i have been getting loads of pop ups from different companies saying my computer isnt secure and trying to sell various kinds of pop up killers.
Am running IE6, XP and have an old free pop up killer (obviously not working too well.
Any advice on best free stopper?

  [DELETED] 08:50 14 Aug 2003

Are these grey Windows called Messenger Swervice?

Can you do me a favour and try "Stop Windows Messenger Spam" click here

  [DELETED] 08:56 14 Aug 2003

yes they are grey windows and your link did nothing

  [DELETED] 08:59 14 Aug 2003

Try click here

Link should open a new window with a website. (Works here)

  [DELETED] 09:01 14 Aug 2003

Sorry it did open window but was minimised and i didnt notice DOH

  [DELETED] 09:04 14 Aug 2003
  [DELETED] 09:06 14 Aug 2003

Sorry wrong thread!!

  [DELETED] 09:08 14 Aug 2003

Thanks Jester. Iassume if saved to programs it will work for all users?

  [DELETED] 09:14 14 Aug 2003

I assume if saved to programs it will work for all users? - not sure what you mean.

Download the program. Run it, hit the middle button.Close the program. Reboot and the PC will no longer run the Messenger Service. This means you can no longer recieve these spam messages.

This affects the whole PC so all users are covered.

After that you can delete the program.

  [DELETED] 11:19 14 Aug 2003

Did this work ? If not I'll show you how to stop it from within XP itself. Let me know.

  [DELETED] 11:23 14 Aug 2003

That program does exactly the same thing you do manually - just a bit easier. Worked on my PC but not had any third party confirmation it worked / didn't work.

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