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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    Stupid Stupid Stupid Messenging Service

    I wasn't looking and clicked OK to some sort of messenging service, now I keep getting pop-ups.

    What is it?

    Can someone tell me how to get rid?

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    Thanks, I am on Win2k I THINK I have disabled it properly!

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    Hope so!

    I know pretty little about it really. I have a Windows laptop that is my #2 computer... besides avoiding Gator ads I have little experience troubleshooting the modern threats of adware and such.

    I'm really of the opinion that Microsoft needs to bundle virus/intrusion dectection software with the OS so that you get a real, fair warning about these things.
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    I'd never trust a virus/intrusion system made by MS for Windows.
    Mike
    It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.

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    Personally, I think it would be only responsible for Microsoft to do so with their OS and I think it would end most viruses, immediately.

    If the MS virus application had shortcomings, users could certainly pick up third party applications.
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    I'm using XP Pro, and if I turn off my firewall for only a few minutes, I get those pesky Messenger ads. But I never get them with Zone Alarm enabled.


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