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March 26, 2005 7:57:48 AM

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I just started up a refurbished computer with xp home ed and I'm getting
a variety of popups from SECURITY MONITOR to WINDOWS USER warning me of
a buffer overflow in messenger service. they tell me to go to
www.updatenow.org and download a patch. Another window with a similar
message also popsup periodically and refers me to another web site. Not
being famiar with windowsxp, I don't know if this is a trojan or some
popup ad or maybe I really do have some problem and need to go to the
site. Anyone know anything about this? Thanks.
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 7:57:49 AM

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Hi garyw,

If the popups are appearing in a window titled "Messenger Service", then
have a look here:

Disabling Messenger Service in Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learn...



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"garyw" <garygrantham@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:1111813068.a661bdbfdd7e524e0eb0c1296c63fa91@teranews...
> I just started up a refurbished computer with xp home ed and I'm getting
> a variety of popups from SECURITY MONITOR to WINDOWS USER warning me of
> a buffer overflow in messenger service. they tell me to go to
> www.updatenow.org and download a patch. Another window with a similar
> message also popsup periodically and refers me to another web site. Not
> being famiar with windowsxp, I don't know if this is a trojan or some
> popup ad or maybe I really do have some problem and need to go to the
> site. Anyone know anything about this? Thanks.
March 26, 2005 10:09:31 AM

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You've got spyware on your computer. Don't go to that website...BIG
trouble. Download, install, run Lavasoft's Adaware, Spybot search and
Destroy. Run them in safe mode.


"garyw" <garygrantham@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:1111813068.a661bdbfdd7e524e0eb0c1296c63fa91@teranews...
>I just started up a refurbished computer with xp home ed and I'm getting
> a variety of popups from SECURITY MONITOR to WINDOWS USER warning me of
> a buffer overflow in messenger service. they tell me to go to
> www.updatenow.org and download a patch. Another window with a similar
> message also popsup periodically and refers me to another web site. Not
> being famiar with windowsxp, I don't know if this is a trojan or some
> popup ad or maybe I really do have some problem and need to go to the
> site. Anyone know anything about this? Thanks.
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Anonymous
March 26, 2005 1:02:33 PM

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"garyw" <xxtt@ksg.net> wrote in message
news:1111824557.68e43a1a4ba096b7f977c674d2dee102@teranews...
> "Patti MacLeod" <pam120@nospamshaw.ca> wrote in
> news:etEkWocMFHA.2704@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl:
>
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learn...
> s
> > px
>
> Thanks. Got it done.

You're welcome :-)



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
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