For Messenger Service ads:
You need to install or enable a firewall:
Disabling Messenger Service can be a good idea, but it does not solve
the real problem.
The ads are not the real problem, the ads are only a symptom.
The real problem is open ports that allow unwanted traffic into the
Disabling Messenger does nothing for the open ports.
The firewall controls the traffic.
This will not work if you have AOL.
AOL is not compatible with Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall
If you have AOL, you should contact AOL and/or get a 3rd party
Disable Messenger Service:
Start/Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, click Services.
Go down to "Messenger".
Right click "Messenger" and select Properties.
Then under Start-up select DISABLE
Click OK and follow prompts
Run Ad-Aware (free version) or Spybot to check for spyware:
An easier way to read newsgroup messages:
Please respond to newsgroup only for everyone's benefit.
Quote:> I am not on the internet (we have DSL) and I am getting
> over 50 pop-up windows every 5 minutes. It's consuming my
> entire day just closing these windows and I have no idea
> how to stop it. I have tried everything!
pop under ad blocking,as well as making your pc veryQuote:>-----Original Message-----
>I am not on the internet (we have DSL) and I am getting
>over 50 pop-up windows every 5 minutes. It's consuming
>entire day just closing these windows and I have no idea
>how to stop it. I have tried everything!
>get norton personal firewall as it includes pop up and
Is my pc infected or am I going mad here?
I get pop ups on 90% of websites that I open.
Yahoo, MSN, Ebay.... etc etc etc ..
I usually get that ad pop-up for the little investigative camera ...
And it only happens when I open a new window. Upon opening Yahoo, for
example, another smaller window pops up with an add...
Does anyone else get this? How is this fixable without installing any Pop up
removal software? I am willing to re-format if needed.