Re: Help! PopUps with No Browser running!

From: Redwop G (
Date: 07/02/03

Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 21:14:47 GMT

i believe you are referring to the WINDOWS messaging service popups. this
does not require any browser to be open to receive spam advertising and

ask your company's administrator to close ports 135,137-139, and 445 (unless
of course they are needed for company use)...

R Green

R. Green
Technical Service Advisor

"Jeff N. Cantwell" <> wrote in message
> Help!
> My buddy here at the office has something on his machine that we can't
> get rid of.
> We've run a virus scan and spy-bot on it, but these damn popups keep
> popping up. Even when he doesn't have a browser window open.
> We've looked at installed programs, and services, but can't figure out
> what's causing it.
> SpyBot cleaned up a bunch of stuff, but didn't take care of this
> problem. We're running Win2000Pro here, so any suggestions would be
> greatly appreciated.
> Regards,
> JC
> --
> Jeff N. Cantwell
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