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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by caltrano, Oct 19, 2003.

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  1. caltrano

    caltrano Thread Starter

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    I replaced my old PC with an HP Pavilion home PC (with Windows XP) about two months ago (using Internet Explorer 6). About two weeks after I set it up, a pop-up began to come up every 10-15 minutes--it reads:
    "Reminder (with date and time)
    This page cannot be displayed. The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The website may be experiencing technical difficulties..."

    That is, the normal error message when an URL can't be reached.

    Apparently some program is running that is trying to reach some unavailable URL, but I can't locate it. I have uninstalled RealPlayer1, GuruNet, and Weatherbug--afterward, the problem continued.

    Many thanks for your help.

    Caltrano
     
  2. Triple6

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    Post a hijackthis log. Hp loads some much crap on their PC's its unbelieveable. That and all the adware that installs while you're surfing cases problems like this all the time.

    http://spywareinfo.com/downloads.php?cat=sp#det

    The above link also has Adaware and Spybot. These are good apps for removing known adware - they just need to be updated regularly and have them scan and fix any problems.
     
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    What he described isn't a Messenger pop-up, and a firewall is the proper way to stop Windows Messenger pop-ups.
     
  5. jillith

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    How do I obtain a firewall for the same Windows Messenger reminder.
     
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