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    Annoying Security Warning Pop ups (XP)

    Can anyone tell me how to eliminate those annoying Security Warning Popups, such as IBIS, Spyware. I have installed a POP up detector that does remove actual pop ups, but not the Security Warnings. I have tried to contact the vendors who tell me I get them because of a software program I downloaded and these are requests for updates. I have not loaded any of their software on my machine, since this is a business computer and I am forbidden to do so, upon penalty of termination. It wouldn't annoy me so much, but each time they POP they freeze up my typing. What can I do? This has to be a 'free' fix since as I said, this is a business computer. Is anyone else plagued with this and how did you eliminate them.

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    Re: Annoying Security Warning Pop ups (XP)

    Beth--

    Try running AdAware, Spybot, using the Google toolbar with built in pop-up stopper Panic Ware's Pop Up Stopper and I don't think you'll see them.

    SMBP

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    Re: Annoying Security Warning Pop ups (XP)

    Thanks somuch for replying so quickly. I have tried Google and a couple of others, they really do stop the POP ups, but not the SECURITY WARNING messages. There is no where on the 'pop up ' that gives me a link to a site that I can contact. What would happen if I installed it and then deleted it? Do you think the download will give me information as to the sender? By the way, it just did if four times while I was typing to you!

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    Re: Annoying Security Warning Pop ups (XP)

    Beth--

    I'm not exactly sure what you mean. Are you trying to stop bubble popups, something native to Windows, or from a web page? A picture would be worth a lot. Can you just put up a screen shot and then I could go after it.

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    Re: Annoying Security Warning Pop ups (XP)

    No not bubble pop ups - actual Security Warnings
    How do I take a screen shot?
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    Re: Annoying Security Warning Pop ups (XP)

    Beth--

    See these posts:

    A Guide to Attaching Screenshots Star Post

    How To Use Automatic Image Resizing
    Microsoft Photo Editor Tutorial
    Graphics Programs
    Irfranview Combining Screenshots

    I don't know if what you want to use, but Windows includes a built in photo editor editor MS Paint that doesn't have many 3rd party features and Office always has some form of photo editor depending on the version with Office Tools. There are also free graphics programs that I are listed in the link below--many have excellent features, and Irfranview is a perrenial Lounge favorite for a lot of people. I have many graphics programs, but I usually use Paint because it is quick and easy.

    MS Paint Tips

    1) Use Print Screen Key Upper Right for Desktop; Use Alt+Print Screen for Latest Window Up.
    2) Open up Microsoft Paint using Windows Key+ "R" and type "mspaint" in run box without quotes.
    3) Click on Edit>Paste.
    4) Make sure before hand that you have stretched both Paint's Window and the white box inside enough to contain the image. If you don't see "blue dots" on the side of the white window inside to drag, click on it and they'll appear. Hover the mouse over them on the bottom, right, and corner to get dragging arrows.
    5) Drag the Image to the portion you want--a bold cross will appear to let you know you can drag.
    6)) Use the select tool on the immediate left (square with the dots to cut portion you need) Edit Cut>Paste. You can also use this to cut a portion you want to drag by selecting and dragging without cutting.
    6) To resize quickly and easily click Image>Stretch Skew to 90% and repeat that to get the size without distorting acuity.
    7) Use File>Save to Save Your Image after resizing and cropping. Save as .jpeg or .png for the lounge; .jpeg will be smaller in size and adequate, but .png will have finer image resolution.
    8) Use File>Open and Copy and Paste to introduce previous images, and the select tool to cut them to a size to combine.

    Using MS Paint Tutorials With Screen Shots

    MS Paint Tutorial Sites
    Packard Bell Paint Tutorial
    MS Graphics Program Paint Tutorial Click on First Word Each Paragraph
    How To Use MS Paint Click Features for Instruction
    MS Paint Tutorial

    hth and let me know if you have any specific questions,

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    Re: Annoying Security Warning Pop ups (XP)

    It almost sounds like you need to turn off the messenger service in the services panel of your control panel. If I am correct in reading the post it's not a website or Internet explorer window that comes up but rather a grey popup that you have to click on OK to close.

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    Re: Annoying Security Warning Pop ups (XP)

    Yes Yes Yes Vivar! you know exactly what I am talking about. Now how do I disable Messenger? I don't use it at all - never did, never will - this is a work computer. Thanks!

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    Re: Annoying Security Warning Pop ups (XP)

    You go into your Control Panel Then into Administrative Tools then Click on the Services Applet. From there find the Messenger Service in the list that comes up. Double Click on it then stop the service. Once it's stopped set it from Automatic to Disabled and the service still not start again.

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    Re: Annoying Security Warning Pop ups (XP)

    Wow, I think it worked! I'll know better on Monday morning. It seems these gray boxes like the am!. Thanks so so much.
    Beth

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    Re: Annoying Security Warning Pop ups (XP)

    Your network administrator should have blocked those messages at the firewall. If they are blocked at the firewall and you're still getting them, either (1) someone has become infected with a trojan, or (2) someone has created a backdoor around or a tunnel through the firewall (possibly with a peer-to-peer networking product or a wireless access point). In a corporate environment, this should never be the end-user's problem to fix.

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