From: Shadow (shadowsports@hotmail.com)
Date: 02/16/03

From: "Shadow" <shadowsports@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 07:12:53 -0800

Mike, Steve,
I am running Win2k pro also. Last night I got a messenger
service pop-up spam. Concerning to me, because I was at
windows update site logged on as Admin. which I never do
except for installs and updates. I see it was recorded in
the alerter service. Is this a security flaw? I am
confident I don't have a virus or Trojan. If this is
common, I won't worry. A big storm had kept me off DSL
and out from behind my firewall.

>-----Original Message-----
>I have used panicware.com's Pop-Up Stopper. However,
>after loading W2000, I now get messenger service windows
>from spammers. Is this what you are encountering?
>>-----Original Message-----
>>what is the technique to eliminate pop-ups?
>>disable alerter service?
>>Steven Taracevicz
>>PO Box 1752
>>Santa Monica, CA 90406-1752
>>310.388.3265 fax

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