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Old 02-22-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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Well, it seems that my days of surfing the net looking a porn is over. I think i got a virus and both AVG free edition and Ad-Aware SE cant find it...



Is what I see, i know its a virus because if it was a automatic computer message it would have me go to a Microsoft website

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Old 02-23-2007, 05:57 AM   #2
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Ah Ha - That's No virus, its just somthing called the "Messenger Service". To fix it, go to: Start >> Run, then type "services.msc". From there, find somthing called "Messenger" (Dont worry, this has mothing to do with MSN). Then, right click on it, and click property's. Change the startup type to "Disabled", and press OK. That should fix the problem!
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:53 AM   #3
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If you visit the 'dark side' of the internet, you'd probably want to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 or get Firefox. What kind of theme is that? Looks awesome.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:48 PM   #4
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isnt that spyware. its advertising the regestry fixer and i never found adaware to be of that much use nyway, never finds anything but tracking cookies and mru lists and i would reccommend this site: http://www.spywareinfo.com/xscan.php to rid of the spyware. if no work, download spybot
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spybot s and d and hijack this should sort you out. i dont think its messenger. its spyware!
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:20 PM   #6
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spybot s and d and hijack this should sort you out. i dont think its messenger. its spyware!
Naah it's messenger
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:00 PM   #7
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but messenger wouldnt advertise for that product there!
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Looks like messenger to me, do what samurai suggested.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:31 PM   #9
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but messenger wouldnt advertise for that product there!
People can send whatever messages they want through the messenger service.

Do all your Windows Updates, by default SP2 turns the messenger service off...or just do what Samurai said...
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ok and did he do it?
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