Pesky Pop-up Ads!

  ade.h 22:07 13 Aug 03

I've recently started receiving pop-up windows from ENDADS dot com and BYEBYEADS dot com (from the same source?). Norton Firewall isn't stopping them, even though I've tried configuring it to do so, and NAV, Ad-aware and Spybot have found nothing suspect. The pop-ups are at random and appear in normal-looking app windows, not in IE.
Any ideas as to how I can kill 'em off?!

  Djohn 22:11 13 Aug 03
  VoG II 22:14 13 Aug 03

Or if you can't be bothered with all that malarky click here

  ade.h 22:30 13 Aug 03

Thanks guys! Once again, the forum regulars have come through for me! I thought I'd disabled the Messenger service ages ago, so I didn't think to try it.

  ade.h 22:34 13 Aug 03

Is this service anything to do with Windows Messenger? I removed that from the Systray as soon as I got XP, but it starts up as part of the MSN browser, which I use for e-mails. If the two are the same thing, will disabling the Messenger service cause a conflict with MSN?

  Djohn 22:42 13 Aug 03

No, they are separate. j.

  ade.h 19:23 17 Aug 03

Yep, that's cured the problem. No more pop-up spam. I'll mark this as resolved.

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