XP and Pop ups

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    XP and Pop ups

    I remember reading about this problem a long while ago and was able to take the steps to avoid it. However my brother is being plagued by it.

    The problem is that he is getting a ton of pop-up ads whenever he leaves himself logged in. Now these aren't the normal popup ads that use your internet browser. These are the one being sent via a networking protocall. The look similar to the window you would get if someone in your net work used the "net send <blah blah blah>" command.

    Anyone remember/know how to prevent these from occuring (besides logging out).

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    net stop messenger.
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    will that permentaly stop messanger or until a reboot?

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    Yes, but as soon as you reboot, it will be back.
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    google or search

    This is, to say the least, a very common issue with lots of answers.

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    start---programs---admin tools---services--messenger

    click stop then disable it and reboot. May have to go to start menu settings to show the admin tools. All gone.

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