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Solved: unwanted message appearing on comp

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by m2dai2dak2da, Jan 27, 2003.

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  1. m2dai2dak2da

    m2dai2dak2da Thread Starter

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    Hey! i was hoping theres someone out there that could help me remove a message that appears at my comp.... it doesn't appear at a specific time, just randomly, and the messages vary.. i believe there are a few, i havent really read them.
    I have adaware and spybot and virus detection... none detected anything. please help.
    im adding a picture of my screen just to show you what kinda message im talkign about.
    thanks...
     
  2. brendandonhu

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    You didnt post a picture or a description of the message or your OS.
     
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    From your description I assume you are using either windows 2000 or XP

    These messages use the windows inbuilt messenger system which is intended for administrators to send internal messages when you are on a network.

    The spammers have found a way to use this system to spam you

    Assuming you are using XP

    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 press ok a few times and you are done.

    this will disable this useless piece of windoze that is only safe to use on a closed corporate network not on the internet

    Derek
     
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