pop-up windows directly on my desktop?

pop-up windows directly on my desktop?

Post by max » Tue, 29 Jul 2003 21:13:27


When i play games such as Counter-Strike, everytime
something happens on the desktop, my game's window will
minimise, resulting in a probable Game-Over. I need to end
this now since i recieve 1 every 10 minutes!!! i am sick
and fed up of these popup windows (not popup imgs). All my
friends receive them to. Need problem to be terminated! ;)
 
 
 

pop-up windows directly on my desktop?

Post by max » Tue, 29 Jul 2003 21:13:30

When i play games such as Counter-Strike, everytime
something happens on the desktop, my game's window will
minimise, resulting in a probable Game-Over. I need to end
this now since i recieve 1 every 10 minutes!!! i am sick
and fed up of these popup windows (not popup imgs). All my
friends receive them to. Need problem to be terminated! ;)

 
 
 

pop-up windows directly on my desktop?

Post by Lanwench [ » Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:27:46

Are these Windows Messenger service popups? If so, you need a firewall.
'Messenger spam', is not in itself harmful, but is symptomatic of a larger
problem - your computer has ports open from the Internet.

You can disable the Messenger service, but that is unwise as a solution as
you'll still have the underlying problem that caused you to get the messages
in the first place - consider the messages a useful warning that you have no
protection from the Internet.

For a standalone machine, see www.sygate.com for a free personal firewall.

See http://www.yqcomputer.com/

If these are IE popups, just get a popup blocker like that found at
www.panicware.com
 
 
 

pop-up windows directly on my desktop?

Post by Jay Eichel » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 17:11:53

Greetings!!!

How does one find the port that the SPAM uses?
(Then I can block this port with firewall software..)

TIA, Jay

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"


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