POP ups help please

  daisy2bell 22:13 10 Jan 2005

This evening I am getting a few pop ups like this.
"Messenger Service

Message from Warning to Spyware on 10/01/05

This computer is infected with spyware!
Your system resources are being used for illegal activity like sending

SPAM commiting fraud and flooding the internet with DoS attacks.

Learn how to remove these malicious programmes for free.
Visit click here"

Are these genuine, and if not how do I block them?

XP home with: M

ThankscAffe firewall tight security, AVG, Spybot,Adaware,Spywareblaster,CCleaner and a-squared

  stalion 22:17 10 Jan 2005

ignore it these type of pop ups are after your money and use dubious tactics to get it.Do you have spywareblaster installed?
click here

  citadel 22:20 10 Jan 2005

have you got xp pop up blocker enabled. It is in the tools menu of ie.

  Dennis1 22:36 10 Jan 2005

A good free popup blocker here.
click here

  Hairy Yeti 22:38 10 Jan 2005

You could use Firefox as your browser. It has built in popup blocker and as it is not a MS product is not a such a target.

  Buchan 35 22:56 10 Jan 2005

daisy2bell, whatever you do, do not `click here` on the original message

  ACOLYTE 00:07 11 Jan 2005

click here

For messenger popups.

  feb 08:53 11 Jan 2005

Hi daisy2bell

To disable the Messenger Service: Go to Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services. Double click the Messenger Service and change Automatic to Disabled, then click the Stop button.

I think this is done by default by installing SP2

  daisy2bell 10:02 11 Jan 2005

Thanks guys. I never click on them anyway. It's just anoying. I have now done what feb has suggested, and will see if that stops it.

  Fjellman 10:58 11 Jan 2005

I agree with Hairy Yeti, get Mozilla Firefox, it's great. Mind you if everyone goes over to Firefox it will no doubt also become a target!
While you're about it, get Mozilla Thunderbird for your email. Both of these applications are very customizable to suit each users preferencies and visual taste.

  2neat 12:05 11 Jan 2005

have you noticed that not all sites are displayed correctly with firefox!

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