Re: Dialog box ads
From: Anonymous (Anonymous-Remailer_at_See.Comment.Header)
Date: 13 Sep 2004 00:51:57 -0000
On Sun, 12 Sep 2004, Kerodo <email@example.com> wrote:
>In article <Z141d.64548$Kt5.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>> "Kev" <email@example.com> wrote in
>> > I receive lots of unsolicited advertisements in the form of dialog
>> > boxes. Most of them have "Messenger Service" displayed in the title
>> > bar. Is it possible to block them using a firewall? I have McAfee
>> > Personal Firewall+ installed, but nothing in the event log corresponds
>> > to these dialog box messages, so it's hard to know what to block.
>> If you disable the Messenger Service (not the same as Windows Messenger),
>> that will stop.
>True, but it would be better if he could figure out why those packets
>are getting thru his firewall.
No. If the service is shut down it doesn't matter if the packets get
through or not. Using a fire wall to block something that's a configuration
problem is treating a symptom and ignoring the disease. Curing the disease
is _always_ better.
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