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EZ_Hummerlein
12-02-03, 01:27 PM
I'm getting this really annoying ad. It keeps on popping up all the time, and I don't know how to get rid of it. I looked for a programing running in ctrl alt delete, but I couldn't find it there.

Also, I checked msconfig, but there are tons of things there, I have no idea which it was (I checked under programs running at startup)

I ran adaware 6.0 and spybot, neither of them found it.

Can anyone help?

FYI from msconfig I have the following running at startup:
hpsysdrv
hkcmd
hpqcmon
hpgs2wnd
KBD
sgtray
realsched
RECGUARD
NvCpl
nwiz
ccApp
ccRegVfy
ALCXMNTR
ps2
hpztsb08
HPWuSchd
hpotdd01
qttask
NVMCTRAY
Microsoft Office
Quicken Scheduled ... (probably update or something)

Thanks for any help, this is really irritating.

Biggwin
12-02-03, 02:33 PM
did you do the updates on adware?

Yalum
12-02-03, 02:42 PM
Check the sticky at the top of this forum for Messenger Service popups.

EZ_ColvinCozener
12-02-03, 02:55 PM
Yalum gave you the proper advice.
Just to let you understand what is going on. What you're getting is not a product of anything you're running or any spyware on your machine. Its coming from XPs built in messenger service. It was intended for network administrators so you could easily send messages out to multiple people. It was quickly used as spam once XP hit the market. You can turn off this service, just read the stickied message.

Lisboa
12-02-03, 03:09 PM
Hmm... I think this is happening on my girlfriend's computer.

EZ_Hummerlein
12-02-03, 03:12 PM
Ahhh, thanks guys, didn't even notice that sticky.