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vk_dre
16-04-2004, 10:17 PM
msn messenger on my comp has started going crazy as random popus appear every 2 minutes saying that I have a virus or pornographic material and asks me to either go to www.win-clean.com or smut-remover.com, both sound dodgy so i havnt visited them yet. This only started happening 3 days ago and im puzzled as to how i got it in the first place as i have a firewall and antivirus program installed and running for the past 2yrs and updated weekly. Is there some flaw in msn that is being exploited by someone?

stu120404
16-04-2004, 10:35 PM
Are you shore it is Not Messenger Service? See here: http://www.grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm & if it is the Messenger Service there is a fix for it there in the above web page as well.

vk_dre
17-04-2004, 12:52 AM
Thanks stu, it worked wonders, no more popups.

cheers,
v.K

PoWa
17-04-2004, 12:55 AM
Question is: what are you doing surfing the net without a firewall?

whiskeytangofoxtrot
17-04-2004, 01:07 AM
> Question is: what are you doing surfing the net
> without a firewall?

*yawn* firewalls are over-rated... but I'll save that rant for another night.

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> and im puzzled as to how i got it in the first place as i have a firewall and
> antivirus program installed and running