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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Paullus, Sep 24, 2003.

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  1. Paullus

    Paullus Thread Starter

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    I am being plagued by something called "Messenger Service" which pops up on my screen many times a day, regardless of what I am doing. I have had as many as nine messages all at once, and have to manually close each one. The message is to visit http://www.easypopupblocker.com for information about how to block all pop-ups. My present blocker (Pop-Up Stopper) doesn't do a thing. Is the "Messenger Service" somehow embedded in my computer? And is there any way to get rid of it? I have run Ad-Ware and Spybot, and they haven't found anything.
     
  2. $teve

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    windows messenger......as opposed to msn messenger is for people to pm etc, on networks.

    go to:control panel/admin tools/services.scroll down the list and double click "messenger"........choose disable from the choices and re-boot.


    that should do it:)
     
  3. mobo

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    As a side note do you have a firewall running ?
     
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    download 'diagnose windows' and test your running service,just stop the messenger service
    www.Ihavebeenbanned.com

    Link removed!
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    why would anybody in their right minds want to pay you $25 to get what they get for free with adaware/spybot & hjt and all the free advice and genuine help from some of the most knowledgeable experts in the field of spyware on these forums

    Kindly stop spamming these forums with your unwanted program
     
  6. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    To stop the problem with the gray boxes that appear on your screen advertising whatever, frequently they are advertising a pop up stopper to stop these pop ups

    These are what are called MESSENGER pop ups. They are NOT connected to your instant messenger program but are an administrative tool that allows administrators to send network messages to other users on the same network.
    It was designed for internal uses, but the spammers have found out that it works well on the general internet

    Best way is if you use a decent firewall then block ports 135,137,138,139,445 both TCP & UDP and both incoming & outgoing, that also stops other unwanted nasties

    Otherwise download shoot the messsenger from http://news.grc.com/stm/ShootTheMessenger.htm

    or to manually disable
    Windows XP
    1. Click on the Start button and open the control panel.
    2. Open the Performance and Maintenance control panel and go to Administrative Tools.
    3. Now double-click on Services, then scroll to Messenger.
    4. Double-click Messenger and click Stop to stop the service.
    5. Change the startup type to Disable and click Apply at the bottom.
    6. Click OK to exit window.


    Windows 2000
    1. Click on the Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel.
    2. Double click on Administrative Tools.
    3. Now double-click on Services, then scroll to Messenger.
    4. Double-click Messenger and click Stop to stop the service.
    5. Change the startup type to Disable and click Apply at the bottom.
    6. Click OK to exit window.
     
  7. Paullus

    Paullus Thread Starter

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    Wow, what great service!! I have done the "messenger" bit, and will get back if the problem continues. This morning I had 12 of them stacked up and closed each separately.
     
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