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    www.byebyeads.com

    Hi every1...

    would like to kno if u culd help me (well my dad actually)

    he keeps gettin this pop-up and it says if u want 2 stop the pop-ups go 2 www.byebyeads.com this is a big SCAM and i need 2 kno how 2 get rid of the pop ups...sum1 said it was to do with messenger settings.....
    plz reply
    Simmo

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    rebmeM roineS enilnOitnA steve.milner's Avatar
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    There is a recent tutorial that may help:

    try this : http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=247833

    Search google for adware and spybot & run them - they may help & will certainly be revealing.

    Otherwise, some back with more details please - See this: http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=244225

    Steve
    IT, e-commerce, Retail, Programme & Project Management, EPoS, Supply Chain and Logistic Services. Yorkshire. http://www.bigi.uk.com

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    Hi Simmo,

    Ok mate there are numerous things you can do here:

    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

    http://www.pcsecuritynews.com/

    The new google tool bar is also quite useful as it has an inbuilt pop-up blocker.
    http://toolbar.google.com/

    I dont use messenger but im sure if you do a quick search through the archives you'll find some intstructions.

    Also make sure your AV is up to date, Do a full scan.

    Cheers V$D$
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    toolbar.google.comis a great idea to block popups.You got my vote viceDos

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    Simmo, I have had the same problem with this exact same website. Unfortunately the crafty sods are (ab)using the instant messaging facility inbuilt in windows to send messages to your pc. The best way to stop this is to:

    1) Left click the start button,
    2) Highlight the "Run" command and left click,
    3) When the Run window appears type "services.msc",
    4) The services window will appear,
    5) From the list of options find "Messenger",
    6) Right click on it and press "Properties",
    7) Stop and disable the service.

    This will stop the ads but will also prevent you from using your messenger service. It's one or the other unfortunately, but it worked for me.

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    I have emailed the @$$holes (unique email address) & told them any attempt to run popups on my systems is unathorised access & will result in legal action with a claim for punitive damages.

    I also told them that any marketing info sent to the email address, or them passing on to anyone else, would result in legal action with a claim for punitive damages.

    Everyone send them a similar email & they may get a wake up call.

    Steve
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    Sounds good to me Steve, about time we collectively sank some of these @ssh0les...

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    hi...everything is sorted

    adwarte did not pick up

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    lol steve.milner,

    I did the same thing with xupiter. But I ended up blocking that IP range so I'lll never know if they took me seriously.
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    Originally posted here by RoadClosed
    lol steve.milner,

    I did the same thing with xupiter. But I ended up blocking that IP range so I'lll never know if they took me seriously.
    Ahh.... But I've connected the port to a logger!

    Steve
    IT, e-commerce, Retail, Programme & Project Management, EPoS, Supply Chain and Logistic Services. Yorkshire. http://www.bigi.uk.com

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