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  1. eleuthra

    eleuthra Thread Starter

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    I am running Windows XP, Office XP and IE6. I am connected to the internet through a cable modem. Since installing XP, I have been receiving pop-ups, even when I.E. browser is closed. This did not happen biwth Windows 98. Also, I have Pop-Up Stopper installed, but it only stops pop-ups in I.E. when the browser is open.

    How can I stop these. They're ve annoying. Most of the pop-ups are advertising for "instructions" on how to stop the pop-ups... for a fee. Can anyone help? Thanks.
     
  2. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    Hi
    I would recommend you download and install the free version of Zone Alarm. That hopefully will block this unwanted access to your PC.
    Thos is your ISP BTW?

    John
     
  3. Huon

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    These pop-ups are coming through an XP hole called "Messenger"
    (Not windows messenger, but a service that is only supposed to work in an internal network, also called messenger)
    Go to start/run, type services.msc, and press ok.
    When services pops up scroll down to messenger and right click on it. Go to properties and disable in startup type. Press apply, then ok. That will stop it coming up again.
    Zone Alarm is a good idea though.
     
  4. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    Huon , this is a M$ "feature" , not a bug, right!? :cool:

    John
     
  5. Huon

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    One mans "Feature" is another mans security blunder.:)
     
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