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Web Popups in XP



 
 
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Old July 22nd 03, 12:20 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
HeathC
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Default Web Popups in XP

Does anyone know how to block these totally annoying and disruptive
intrusions.

Rant Time!!!
No I don't want to look at your webcam
No I don't need Viagra
No I not the 'boy' you are looking for
No I don't want to buy software from you selling webpopup blocking
software...




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Old July 22nd 03, 12:22 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Edgecrusher
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Default Web Popups in XP

If its from your browser, use Opera. Its far superior and you can turn off popups.

If it on your desktop then turn off the messenger service. (not msn messenger)

--

Steve

"They say a glass of wine makes you live longer but there's a drawback with that, the French drink it""

Guvnor.


"HeathC" wrote in message ...
Does anyone know how to block these totally annoying and disruptive
intrusions.

Rant Time!!!
No I don't want to look at your webcam
No I don't need Viagra
No I not the 'boy' you are looking for
No I don't want to buy software from you selling webpopup blocking
software...






  #3  
Old July 22nd 03, 12:32 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Slugsie
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Default Web Popups in XP

If that is the case, then you should scan your PC for
adware/spyware/trojans/virii etc. You've probably picked something up along
the way.

--
/Slugsie
"HeathC" wrote in message
...
I haven't got messenger running, or indeed a browser, just the Core OS and
maybe a game e.g. Return to Castle Wolfensein and I still get them.



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Old July 22nd 03, 01:45 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Jason Russell
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Default Web Popups in XP

In ,
HeathC typed:
I haven't got messenger running, or indeed a browser, just the Core
OS and maybe a game e.g. Return to Castle Wolfensein and I still get
them.


"Russell" wrote in message
...
"HeathC" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know how to block these totally annoying and disruptive
intrusions.


www.download.com has a few programs to stop those annoying Messenger
popups.

Russell


Go to Admin Tools/Services and look for the Windows Messenger service. This
is not related to MSN messenger.

If you disable this service the popups will stop.

Jason




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Old July 22nd 03, 02:27 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
HeathC
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Default Web Popups in XP

Great
I'll try that tonight!

"Jason Russell" wrote in
message ...
In ,
HeathC typed:
I haven't got messenger running, or indeed a browser, just the Core
OS and maybe a game e.g. Return to Castle Wolfensein and I still get
them.


"Russell" wrote in message
...
"HeathC" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know how to block these totally annoying and disruptive
intrusions.

www.download.com has a few programs to stop those annoying Messenger
popups.

Russell


Go to Admin Tools/Services and look for the Windows Messenger service.

This
is not related to MSN messenger.

If you disable this service the popups will stop.

Jason




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Old July 22nd 03, 04:29 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Jason Russell
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Default Web Popups in XP

In ,
HeathC typed:
Great
I'll try that tonight!

"Jason Russell" wrote
in message ...
In ,
HeathC typed:
I haven't got messenger running, or indeed a browser, just the Core
OS and maybe a game e.g. Return to Castle Wolfensein and I still get
them.


"Russell" wrote in message
...
"HeathC" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know how to block these totally annoying and
disruptive intrusions.

www.download.com has a few programs to stop those annoying
Messenger popups.

Russell


Go to Admin Tools/Services and look for the Windows Messenger
service. This is not related to MSN messenger.

If you disable this service the popups will stop.

Jason




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News==---- http://www.newsfeed.com The #1 Newsgroup Service in the
World! 100,000 Newsgroups
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Encryption =---


As an afterthought, you may find that admin tools is not immediatly
avalible. Right click on 'My Computer' and choose Manage. From there you
will see the services menu

Jason




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Old July 22nd 03, 04:42 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Martin²
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Default Web Popups in XP

You can download free pop-up-stopper from WUGNET.com, (Windows User Group,
MS supported)
works fine.
Regards,
Martin


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Old July 22nd 03, 10:08 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
John Rumm
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Default Web Popups in XP

HeathC wrote:
Does anyone know how to block these totally annoying and disruptive
intrusions.


Stoping the windows messender service will cure the symptom (although
not the problem!)

Installing a firewall will fix the problem.

I also recomend a spyware / adware scan. Download a copy of the free
version of AdAware 6 from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/



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Cheers,

John.

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Old July 22nd 03, 11:32 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Maximilian K.
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Default Web Popups in XP


"HeathC" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know how to block these totally annoying and disruptive
intrusions.

Rant Time!!!
No I don't want to look at your webcam
No I don't need Viagra
No I not the 'boy' you are looking for
No I don't want to buy software from you selling webpopup blocking
software...


Popup stoppers? what a load of bollox. Not worth it... It's simple to do
things manually. So:

* If you run XP, just enable the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)
(internet connectoid properties advanced tab tick the checkbox). You
don't really need any other firewalls under XP, unless you're into bells &
whistles. I've tested McAfee Personal Firewall along with XP free ICF. The
funny thing was, ICF still logged some packets it blocked - AFTER McAfee's
who charge bucks for that. There's a cool app to view ICF's logs available
on the web for bells&whistles, btw.

* If not - NT4 or Win2K then yes, stop & disable Messenger service
(administrative tools service Messenger press Stop & select Disabled).
Or, install a third-party firewall - nice thing to have anyway if you're on
a broadband internet connection.

* If you use a router to connect a home network, - hey, just block port
135/tcp and be done. You still need a firewall though, but hopefully you
have it in the router.

Disclaimer (Nota Bene):
Messenger service (Net Messenger) has _nothing_ (nada, zilch) to do with
Microsoft Windows Messenger or Microsoft MSN Messenger who unfairly are
often blamed over "Messenger popup spam". It's used legitimately by Admins
on the Intranet to send notifications or by printers to tell you your job
has finished.

-- I write this because I'm completely _****ed_off_ with stupid people
asking "how do I whack MSN Messenger" in vain hope that it would help their
"Messenger spam" problem. Doh!

-- nothing personal here.
_______________________
Maximillian!


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Old July 23rd 03, 12:37 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Mark McIntyre
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Default Web Popups in XP

On Tue, 22 Jul 2003 23:32:32 +0100, "Maximilian K."
wrote:


"HeathC" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know how to block these totally annoying and disruptive
intrusions.

Rant Time!!!
No I don't want to look at your webcam
No I don't need Viagra
No I not the 'boy' you are looking for
No I don't want to buy software from you selling webpopup blocking
software...


Popup stoppers? what a load of bollox. Not worth it... It's simple to do
things manually.


Errrr, except that most popups are NOT from windows messenger, they're
popup ads generated by rogue HTML.

* If you run XP, just enable the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)
(internet connectoid properties advanced tab tick the checkbox).
You
don't really need any other firewalls under XP, unless you're into bells &
whistles.


Whoa there boyo. That should read "unless you like being properly
secure". ICF is a fair enough firewall, but there are better ones.

I've tested McAfee Personal Firewall along with XP free ICF. The
funny thing was, ICF still logged some packets it blocked - AFTER McAfee's
who charge bucks for that.


Can't comment on McAfee, but there's plenty of web evidence that ICF
is not the best of breed.

* If you use a router to connect a home network, - hey, just block port
135/tcp and be done.


If your router came with that port open, then send it back, the makers
have no clue about security....:-(

NO port should be by default open inbound. Nothing, nada, zip.

Disclaimer (Nota Bene):
Messenger service (Net Messenger) has _nothing_ (nada, zilch) to do with
Microsoft Windows Messenger or Microsoft MSN Messenger


Absolutely right. Important distinction to make.
 




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