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    spyware / adware?

    Hi,
    my friend has this problem. Time to time the pop up shows on his computer saying something like this:

    Kurýrní služba
    Zpráva od LEBZ pro You dne 2.6.2004 22:06:20

    TORONTO PHARMACEUTICALS
    TOP MEDS: VIAGRA, CIALIS, XANAX, VALIUM, AMBIEN ....
    Our generics are the exact formula as the name brands, only much cheaper.
    Now you can save monay and receave thhe same treatment you need!

    NO prior prescription needed!
    Order Toronto to get the biggest discounts!

    Type the following WEB address in your browser:
    WWW.LRBZ.US
    I think its some kind of adware or spyware but I did't find what exactly it is and how to remove it. Anyone knows? Thanx for answer.
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    What do you mean by "Pop up"? Browser pop up? (browser is open and that pops up) or a window that appears ( like this http://www.andyrathbone.com/tips/netsend.html )? Or is it email? (I get those in email all the time and delete them immediately. Having HTML turned off also helps)
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    Priapistic Monk KorpDeath's Avatar
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    Try turning off his messenger service. And run a decent software firewall.

    (I could tell what that junk was just from the description.)
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    Just for the heck of it download ad-aware update it and run it. if you got spyware it will find it.
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    The Doctor Und3ertak3r's Avatar
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    To do as Korp has mentioned..

    Start - Run Services.msc and ok..

    scroll through the list till you find Messenger
    right click on the name..
    select properties..
    click on the STOP button
    then select "Disabled"in the Startup Type box..
    Apply
    OK out of there..

    And don't confuse this messenger with MSN messenger.. this is Netsend.. for admin announcements on a lan..

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    It looks like he has solved the problem. But doesn't know how I told him to install firewall, do as Und3ertak3r said and update windows. Thank you for your answers!
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