June 2nd, 2004, 09:13 PM
spyware / adware?
my friend has this problem. Time to time the pop up shows on his computer saying something like this:
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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June 2nd, 2004, 09:17 PM
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)
June 2nd, 2004, 09:19 PM
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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June 2nd, 2004, 09:29 PM
Just for the heck of it download ad-aware update it and run it. if you got spyware it will find it.
June 2nd, 2004, 10:49 PM
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..
click on the STOP button
then select "Disabled"in the Startup Type box..
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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June 2nd, 2004, 11:00 PM
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!