received strange popup

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  1. wfbberzerker

    wfbberzerker Lifer

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    i was surfing on atot (there was aol instant messenger and a fileplanet window open in the background) when i got this weird popup. is this an ad from some other site, or spy-ware type thing, or what?
     
  2. Spoooon

    Spoooon Lifer

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    Damn. Why didn't I get that popup before I started college? I could have a prosperous future, money earning power, and the admiration of all without wasting all these years. :(
     
  3. Soybomb

    Soybomb Diamond Member

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    Scootin159 Diamond Member

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    Looks like the site grabbed your IP# & then did a net send to your IP#. It's easy enough to 'eliminate' this type of popup though...just disable the "Messenger" service.
     
  5. Insomnium

    Insomnium Senior member

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    HAHA, one of my teachers gets that message every time he boots the PC here at the university in front of our class. Doesn't have the slightest clue as to how to get rid of it and is always puzzled that it comes on, projected on a big screen for all us college students to see :D You'd think someone would fix it by now but this has been going on for like 2 weeks at least.
     
  6. Scootin159

    Scootin159 Diamond Member

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    we used to do net sends to our professor all the time. He finally figured it out after about 2 weeks. Pretty sad for a CS prof.
     
  7. MrCodeDude

    MrCodeDude Lifer

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    Just turn off netsend.
    -- mrcodedude
     
  8. dquan97

    dquan97 Lifer

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    I thought net send was an administrator's only kind of a tool.
     
  9. Scootin159

    Scootin159 Diamond Member

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    That was it's intention, but there's no security levels associated with it.
     
  10. Evadman

    Evadman Administrator Emeritus<br>Elite Member

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    Thank you microsoft!

    What do you expect from a company who named themselves "Small and limp"?
     
  11. Mutilator

    Mutilator Diamond Member

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    I've gotten a couple of those too. Strange for me though because I only got them when I was running WinXP and was playing BF1942. Now the messenger service is disabled.
    I wish all spam was that easy to block. :p
     
  12. nord1899

    nord1899 Platinum Member

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    Hehe, the joys of being behind a firewall at all times. Never get the chance to see those.
     
  13. Harvey

    Harvey Administrator<br>Elite Member
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    Bwhahahahaha! How about if I want an advanced degree in credibility? :cool: