desktop spam

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  1. dcmedic

    dcmedic Registered Member

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    Recently I've been getting a window on my desktop that says "messenger service"

    to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (my ip address) from (the spammer)

    then it has an Ad. I'm not sure what program installed this hideous beast or how to find it and remove it. Does anyone have any insight?

    Here's what I do know about it. It is not an IE popup window. It's a non descript gray window. I sometimes get multiple ads per day. They are all spammy gimmicks and porn. They are just plain text, never HTML or hyperlinks.

    If I can't remove it, I'm gonna reformat. Please Help.
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Reformatting won´t help one bit.
    This will:
    Under Control Panel, select Administrative Tools.
    Select Services.
    Double-click on Messenger.
    In the Messenger Properties window, select Stop, then choose Disable as the Startup Type.
    Click OK.

    Read more about what is going on here: http://iatservices.missouri.edu/tech-bulletin/windows-file-sharing.html

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Dagreat1

    Dagreat1 Registered Member

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    Well, the thing you are receiving is sent by using
    Net send command.
    You can stop the messenger service to stop receiving these messages.You can also Close a certain port(forgot the number)to stop receiving that.
     
  4. dcmedic

    dcmedic Registered Member

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    I disabled the messenger service and the pesky ads are no more.


    thanks for the help.
     
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