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    I dont knwo what is really happeneing.
    I changed my computer and installed windows xp. After that i copied my old files from old hard-disk to the new one and connected to internet. Since i conected first time i am getting popups to casinos or other sites even they are not related to the pages i am browsing. I read ina a computer magazine that there is an option on windows xp that i have to disable othherwise i might be exposed to meesages from different people. Is this addsoftware or is my windosw xp configuration?
    Thanks for any help.

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    Hi Mihai!! I moved this over here where you're more likely to get help.

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    i don't know how i put it in that subforum. i wanted to post it in the scumware forum. anyway here should be fine too.

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    I'm getting the same messages since I just got a computer with XP on it. I haven't figured a way to disable the service either.

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    Here is something for you two to try

    http://www.computing.net/windowsxp/w...rum/49004.html

    this is one of my favorite places for info and this sounds like what you guys are experiencing
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    I have a feeling you both have the XP Home edition because I have never seen this on XP Pro. I am still reading on for more info, but just check out what I had posted above
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    Try this;
    Go to Control Panel/Administrave Tools/Services.Right-click on the "Messenger" entry,select "properties",click on the "Stop" button and change "Startup Type" to "disabled".Apply and OK out. *This is not Windows Instant Messenger,it is Messenger Service...very annoying.
    If you are getting dialog boxes where you have to click OK to get out, this is probably the source of the problem. I have that on Win2K as well - and fortunately now I don't have to worry about it.

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    I never use messenger, maybe that's why I have never seen this
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    Ok,
    this sounded very interesting

    In XP, the Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) discovery service searches for Universal Plug and Play devices on your home network. SSDP searches for upstream Internet gateways using UDP port 1900 - a potential security risk many organizations will want to block. OK, you decide to block SSDP services but to your surprise, your firewall and network sniffers continue to see the UDP port 1900 packets. You have disabled XP's SSDP and even Universal Plug and Play Device Host. Whats going on? This is Universal Plug and Play Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal discovery used by Messenger. If you run a sniffer trace, the following information is displayed in the data section of the packet:

    SSDP: Method = M-SEARCH
    SSDP: Uniform Resource Identifier = *
    SSDP: HTTP Protocol Version = HTTP/1.1
    SSDP: Host = 239.255.255.250:1900
    SSDP: Search Target = urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:InternetGatewayDevice:1
    SSDP: Mandatory Extension = "ssdp:discover"
    SSDP: Maximum Wait = 3


    XP's Windows Messenger is attempting to communicate to an Internet host. To block Windows Messenger's broadcasts:
    Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Key: Software\Microsoft\DirectPlayNATHelp\DPNHUPnP
    Name: UPnPMode
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 2 disabled
    With UPnPMode=2, Universal Plug and Play Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal discovery does not occur.
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    I just installed addware (the tool recommended from GPWA) and found i am infected. But there is also that mesenger tool i must get rid of it)

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    I have been reading about many who have had a problem with the mesaging tool, it is not Windows Messenger.
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    i had no problems with that messaging so far but i am sure it must be turn off as it looks like a perfect way for others to spam.
    i am using the xp pro version and the problem was with addware programs. the problem is that i have no idea how they got on my computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spearmaster
    Try this;
    Go to Control Panel/Administrave Tools/Services.Right-click on the "Messenger" entry,select "properties",click on the "Stop" button and change "Startup Type" to "disabled".Apply and OK out. *This is not Windows Instant Messenger,it is Messenger Service...very annoying.
    If you are getting dialog boxes where you have to click OK to get out, this is probably the source of the problem. I have that on Win2K as well - and fortunately now I don't have to worry about it.
    So Microsoft let a way for otheres to send instant meesages to all users using XP? Is it possible to send messages to all users using this?

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    Mine is the XP home edition and I have stopped the messaging service which is what is putting those messages through microsoft. Thanks to all.

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    Meri -

    That's not MSN Messenger or Yahoo Messenger... I'd swear it was something Microsoft put in so they could send you a message which says something like "Your Windows license has expired. Please purchase a new version at your local Walmart".

    The Messenger service, once discovered, became a very easy way to blast spam out to an IP address. None of us would ever use the Messenger service as a general rule, most of us probably never will.

    I used to get a few of those "100 million email addresses - click here to order" type messages. I can't remember where I saw the disable instructions - could have been in here, for all I know - and I knew that was something I did not want to have.

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    This must be the internal messaging system.

    I have used it before where you can send messages to people within your network.

    At least that's what I think it is, I haven't used it in a long time.

    It looks like a goof by microsoft because it leaves open a port. Through a firewall you could probably shut the port down.

    I tried searching microsoft support, but they give me nothing. when I go to the knowledge base, all they give you is windows messenger, not the windows messaging service
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    After disabling that mesenger on my computer and using adware to remove my addsoftware guess what?
    When entering 5 min ago to gpwa i was poped up this :
    http://www.gambling.com/static/go_pa...word=gpwa.org/

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