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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by leandro, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. leandro

    leandro Thread Starter

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    Does anybody know a good software to remove processes that runs pop ups all the time, or how to identify them.

    Thanks
     
  2. Tequila454

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    Much easier then DLing software do this and you'll be set. :)


    -- Click on the Start button in the taskbar
    -- Open Control Panels
    -- Go to "Administrative Tools" (XP users may need to go to "Performance and Maintenance" first, then "Administrative Tools")
    -- Double-click on "Services"
    -- Scroll down to "Messenger"
    -- Double-click on "Messenger"
    -- Change the Startup type to "Disabled"
    -- Click "Stop" to stop the service
     
  3. Tequila454

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    P.S. If you want some software that will kill off spyware, check out Spybot I have found it very usefull. :)

    -Cody
     
  4. leandro

    leandro Thread Starter

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    But, stopping the Messenger service. Is going to prevent me from using the messenger??
     
  5. BillC

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    No. You can use your Messenger without that annoying messenger "service".

    You can also stop the pop ups by running Shoot the Messenger
     
  6. normmork

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    You need to knwo the source of the popups and then stop it. Are they from Messenger Service or popups when visiting websites or from objects on my PC from internet downloads.

    For MS's take see this thread http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=330904

    Popups from Websites
    Popup Manager

    Objects on your PC
    Ad-aware 6
    BUILD 181 of Ad-aware 6, found here: Ad-Aware 6

    Set it up according to these instructions: AA6 Setup

    Latest reference file found here: New Reference File. USe the globe icon in AA6 to start webupdate
     
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