Annoying Pop ups?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Dominic, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. Dominic

    Dominic Guest

    I am getting an annoying pop up which says there is something wrong with my
    PC and asking me to go to some '' and scan my system. If I leave
    the PC unattended for too long these pop ups toggle between few different
    ones and I can't get them out of the screen at all and only possible way
    seems to be restarting the PC. What do I need to stop this? Also Windows
    Messenger launches automatically regardless of whether I remove it from
    startup items using 'msconfig'. How do I stop it from auto launching?
    Dominic, Jul 20, 2005
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    DalienX Guest

    To stop messenger running, open messenger, click on tools, options,
    then pick general from the list on the left. In general untick
    "Automaticly run messenger when i log in".

    As to your other problem, it sounds like a spyware. use adaware or
    spybot s&d to fix it.
    DalienX, Jul 20, 2005
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  3. Dominic

    Dominic Guest

    What programs do I need to use to check for malware?
    Dominic, Jul 20, 2005
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    Dominic Guest


    Dominic, Jul 20, 2005
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    Uncle Bully Guest
    It comes standard with every version of Microsoft OS :)
    Uncle Bully, Jul 20, 2005
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    BruceM Guest

    Sounds like you installed MSN Messenger PLUS & allowed the advertising to
    Go to "add / remove programs" & pretend you are going to remove the PLUS
    program & it will ask if you just want to remove the advertising.
    BruceM, Jul 20, 2005
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    Ernest Guest

    You can stop most pop-ups by closing a service
    called 'messenger' this is not MS messenger the
    chat program. How you change it will vary with
    the version of MS Windows being used because
    they have different ways of accessing the services
    section. Once you access the services list you
    open the 'properties' sub window and 'stop' the
    service and then set it to 'disabled'.

    NB this will not stop all pop-ups but will stop most.

    Another way would be to load a different browser
    that has pop-up control functions like Firefox or
    Avant, I use Avant as it is an MSIE overlay and
    retains full MSIE compatibility with the other apps.

    Deadly Ernest

    (my new keyboard, with small keys,
    accepts full responsibility for all
    typographical and spelling errors)
    Ernest, Jul 20, 2005
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