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DESTROYADS popup spam?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Doomsday123, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. Doomsday123

    Doomsday123 Thread Starter

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    Im getting some pop up ads that are advertising DESTROYADS.com to get rid of the ad. is there any way I can stop these stupid things. one of the ads say

    Message from DESTROYADS to COMPUTER on 9/9/2003 8:20:08PM


    ***SECURITY WARNING***

    The receipt of this message confirms a possible *Security Risk* on your computer. Your Message Service is open to Internet attackers!
    To stop these Messager PopUps and protect yourself please go to www.DESTROYADS.com
    Press OK will not take you to www.DESTORYADS.com so write down the website before pressing OK.
    www.DESTROYADS.com

    Could someone help me get rid of these? Thanks.
     
  2. 700mb80min

    700mb80min Banned

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    Windows XP, 2000, or NT messenger service.
    Messenger spam(not MSN messenger).

    Windows Messenger is a tool used by system administrators to send alerts.
    Some people are abusing the system, sending unsolicited messages that are
    the equivalent of spam. Here's how to turn off Windows Messenger so that
    you don't receive this screen spam.

    Right-click My Computer and choose Manage.
    Go down to Services and Applications and choose Services.
    Scroll down to Messenger and right-click the entry.
    Choose Disable on the General tab.
    Click OK.



    P.S. .........don`t tell Johnwill ... :eek: :D
     
  3. BillC

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    I think MotherBoard says to
     
  4. 700mb80min

    700mb80min Banned

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    Mine was for disable , mobo`s was for removal. He may want it back some time , so i would go with disable for the time being .
     
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