Solved: unwanted message appearing on comp

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m2dai2dak2da

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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...
 

dvk01

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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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