News

Off line Pop ups ...

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by amenasce, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 17, 2001
    29,570
    Full Name:
    Joe Mansion
    #1 amenasce, Mar 11, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Looks like i have an offline pop up adware installed on my pc !They pop every 10 seconds , and even when i shut my modem down they appear !!

    Its really annoying !

    I tried everything !

    any clues ??
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. lesterm

    lesterm Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    608
    Durham, NC
  4. Aureus

    Aureus Formula 3

    The one time I did get an off-line pop up is was for an anti-pop-up software.

    Somethings just wrong with that.
     
  5. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
    Consultant Owner

    Aug 6, 2003
    22,739
    Las Vegas, NV
    Full Name:
    Ryan Alexander
    Clear your cookies. I've had it before too and that took care of it. Usually a cookie is calling back to a server dishing them out to you.
     
  6. 62 250 GTO

    62 250 GTO F1 Veteran

    Jan 9, 2004
    7,732
    Nova Scotia Canada
    Full Name:
    Neil
    Stopzilla can be had for 2 weeks free, do a search. It stops everything. It may block a window or two that you want open, hold down the shift key {or the key which is the default} and you should be ok.
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

    Apr 20, 2002
    10,675
    Worldwide
    Full Name:
    Steven
  9. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Apr 3, 2001
    11,237
    Austin, TX
    Full Name:
    Randy
    cookies don't do this. they are only written and read, they do not have any other function.

    don't forget to do the updates on spybot before running it!
     
  10. gabriel

    gabriel Formula 3

  11. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 5, 2001
    22,703
    Panther City, Texas
    Full Name:
    Preferred Pronouns: Lord/Master
    I have SBC yahoo, the DSL software comes with a pop up blocker but it not working! :mad:
     
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Apr 3, 2001
    11,237
    Austin, TX
    Full Name:
    Randy
    a popup blocker doesn't do everything. spyware/adware can still get on your system. I recommend google's toolbar: http://toolbar.google.com and running spybot/adaware both - after updates to clean up the system. good luck Will.
     
  14. djoex

    djoex Karting

    Dec 7, 2003
    136
    Miami, Fl
    Full Name:
    Joe Yeung
    That looks like messenger service advertising/alerts as enjoythemusic said, the solution is go to control panel then administrative tools, then "Component Services" then click on "Services (Local)" in the list that comes out scroll down until you find messenger then right click on it, click on properties then click Stop and finally where it says "Startup type" select disable, click OK and that should work...
    hope that helps
     
  15. subgraphic

    subgraphic Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    33
    Austin
    Yes- DO NOT BUY ANYTHING!

    Your Windows Messenger service needs to be turned off..


    djoex and enjoythemusic are correct :)
     
  16. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 17, 2001
    29,570
    Full Name:
    Joe Mansion

    i cant find the messenger line ..windowns messenger or messenger :(
     
  17. lesterm

    lesterm Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    608
    Durham, NC
    It really does look like the Windows Messenger exploit; however, I do not see how pop-ups could come up when NOT connected to the internet. He did say that when he unplugged his modem the pop-ups still appeared.
     
  18. djoex

    djoex Karting

    Dec 7, 2003
    136
    Miami, Fl
    Full Name:
    Joe Yeung
    well you could try also... start>run then type "msconfig", then click OK go to the tab named "Services" look on that list for "Messenger and disable it" then restart , when you are back on, a message will come out just click dont show again and click ok, that seems to work, i just tried it and it seems to have the same effect as the previous method. Still is weird that messenger didnt show up on the previous method... it must be there.. anyways thats all i can think of for now...

    he does says that even when the modem is not connected the ads come up, but if you see the screenshot he is online, so im assuming that is what i think, is really unusual for a spyware/adware to work with no connection to the internet.
     
  19. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 17, 2001
    29,570
    Full Name:
    Joe Mansion

    THANKS A LOT ! THAT did it !! AMAZING :D !! thanks !!
     
  20. djoex

    djoex Karting

    Dec 7, 2003
    136
    Miami, Fl
    Full Name:
    Joe Yeung
    no problem.
     

Share This Page