Is this a virus

  maund 20:51 06 Nov 05

I've just re-installed XP from clean and was updating my applications on the net. Now I keep getting this pop-up and another one similar that tells me my registry is corrupt and to visit a website to download a fix! Is this genuine?

It says message form security monitor to windows user, buffer overun in messenger service allows remote code exection and virus infection, visit click here.

can anyone help...I'm running norton as we speak.

  ACOLYTE 20:55 06 Nov 05

Turn the messenger service off in computer managment/services,its not needed and should stop the popups.

  woodchip 20:55 06 Nov 05

No you have got a a Malaware on your comp.
Download Ad-Aware and Spybot SD click here

click here

Run both

  bremner 20:56 06 Nov 05

This is not an official Windows patch and you should not install it.

A quick Google on click here will bring up plenty of hits about this.

  VoG II 20:57 06 Nov 05

Messenger Service popup like this? click here If so disable it - the message is a scam or worse.

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