Re: Critical Errors after a pristine install of OS

question, u say:
Make sure a firewall is turned on.
How can i turn on a firewall the first time i connect to the net ??
There's no software that is updated, both NIS as winxp
I have to update first before i can turn on the firewall.
i can turn on an unupdated NIS firewall but i doubt if this will help


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

These are known as Messenger service SPAM.

Make sure a firewall is turned on. And you need to disable or remove the
Messenger service.

[[If advertisements are opening on your computer in a window titled
Messenger Service, it may indicate that your system is not secure. You
should enable the Internet Connection Firewall and disable the Messenger
Service in Windows XP to help protect your computer from unwanted spam and
other potential threats.

The Messenger Service was originally designed for use by system
administrators to notify Windows users about their networks. However, some
advertisers have started using this service to send information via the
Internet, and these messages could be used maliciously to distribute a
Disabling Messenger Service in Windows XP

[[These messages are also known as "messenger spam."]]
[[To resolve this issue, install or turn on a firewall that blocks inbound
NetBIOS and UDP broadcast traffic. ]]
[[To work around this issue, turn off the Messenger service.]]
Messenger Service window that contains an Internet advertisement appears;en-us;330904

Disabling Messenger Service in Windows XP

Messenger Service window that contains an Internet advertisement appears;en-us;330904

How to prevent Windows Messenger from running on a Windows XP-based computer

Disable/Remove Windows Messenger

[[This is a Visual Basic Script file which will remove Windows® Messenger
from Windows® XP. It will also adjust your System Registry to prevent a long
delay when opening Outlook Express when Windows Messenger is removed or
Remove Windows Messenger

Hope this helps. Let us know.

MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:94F6817B-494A-4C18-9F1B-9B3955720D99@xxxxxxxxxxxxx,
omi <omi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> hunted and pecked:

i start this thread because i assume old threats don't get much attention,
it's not my intention to spam or anything.

i changed my ip a few times and then released it
i disconnected the internet cable
i formatted my drive twice (normal & fast)
installed winxp-home (original cd-rom)
installed msi-mainboard (original cd-rom)
(rebooted when nessecairy)

when i inserted the internet cable to activate winxp:
- immediatly i have a constant up-& downstream
- after a minute or so i get following pop-up messages:

Message from MICROSOFT to USER
Critical Error
The Microsoft Windows system contains invalid registry entries and your
computer will crash. Please download the Windows registry application
To fix your system immediatly

<<a few seconds later>>

Message from Microsoft to inform you about a virus detection.
Critical System Error ! The Windows registry appears to be infected.
Please go to the Universal Registry Infection Cleaner at to scan and repair the system registry.

<< every now and then i get diverse popups like this>>
i did not install the 35,3Mb NIS, so that's not it
i only installed the original winxp & msi mainboard
no other hd's are connected
i did not load any files except the 2 i mentioned above (winxp & msi)
those 2 are on original cd-roms so they can't be infected

now there's no point updating winxp or msi
installing NIS & updating also makes no difference

At this time my winxp-key is blocked by MS because i have reinstalled so
much, i have to phone them every time to get a new key which contains
numbers only.
The dude on the other side advised me to phone the technical staff instead

of reinstalling all the time... because i live from my invalid-payment i
do not have the money to do so, although i find that such assistance
should be free of charge.
Luckely there a free forums like this.
I hope you guys can help me out with this problem.

thnx in advance

I tried scanning with all known security progs, no infections