Strange popups!

Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by Popups, May 29, 2005.

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  1. Popups

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    http://tinypic.com/5fhw5u

    I think the picture speaks for itself. Have been getting these for about 2 weeks now and it really irritates me when I'm playing something and then one of those bumps to my desk. Is it a program that sends those or what? how can I remove them? I have scanned my computer with Panda online scan, TDS-3, Norton Antivirus 2002 and every single spyware detectors I have found, none of them finds nothing suspicious or anything. Help would appreciated
     

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  2. TonyKlein

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    My Finnish really isn't up to par, but this certainly looks like a Messenger Service popup. If so, it isn't due to anything actually on your computer.

    Have a look here:

    http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/docs/messagepopup/

    FYI, disabling the Messenger service, as explained in that article, is only a workaround.

    The reason you're getting these popups is that you're not running a (well configured) firewall.
    I suggest you get one. Try Zonealarm freeware: http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp/

    Good luck,
     
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    Thanks! I have a firewall, but it's totally crap. I had Zonealarm but I wanted to change it because for some reason it caused a major lag in most of the games I play at the moment. Is there any other good and free firewall you would suggest?
     
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    Thanks again, I'll try that
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    You're welcome. Good luck! :)
     
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