Very Strange Windows Popup


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leeroyjenkins

Co-worker gets a very strange pop up every couple of minutes. It's not
an ad, and it will up come regardless of whether or not a application
is open or not. In the pop up, it will display the Day, Date and Time
and you only have a OK option. If she does not close it, multiple
instances will keep popping up. I have ran all Windows updates,
Ad-Aware, Spybot, and deleted all temporary files on her computer.
Below is a screenshot of it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/lickwidsnake/diana.jpg

Anyone seen anything like this before? I don't even know what to
search for in Google to try to find a solution... Thank you in
advance.
 
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Guest

Check and see if you have something setup in your NetSend script, I think I
ran into this error b4 with one of my users. Google has some links on how to
disable/enable this feature under dos prompt, you may have to run a command
syntax to do this.

GLuck!
 
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Malke

leeroyjenkins said:
Co-worker gets a very strange pop up every couple of minutes. It's not
an ad, and it will up come regardless of whether or not a application
is open or not. In the pop up, it will display the Day, Date and Time
and you only have a OK option. If she does not close it, multiple
instances will keep popping up. I have ran all Windows updates,
Ad-Aware, Spybot, and deleted all temporary files on her computer.
Below is a screenshot of it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/lickwidsnake/diana.jpg

Anyone seen anything like this before? I don't even know what to
search for in Google to try to find a solution... Thank you in
advance.

Your co-worker's computer apparently does not have 1) a firewall; 2)
Service Pack 2. This message is spam coming in through the Messenger
service. Unless you use the net send function, disable the Messenger
service.

Start>Run>services.msc [enter]
Stop and disable Messenger service.

Then make sure the computer is 100% clean:
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

Then (after proper preparation) install Service Pack 2.

Are You Ready for WinXP SP2? -
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=windowsxpsp2

Follow the Service Pack Installation Checklist -
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm

http://aumha.net - See SP2 forums

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm#sp2 - Windows SP2 Information,
Guidelines and Troubleshooting

http://www.michna.com/kb/WxSP2.htm#General

If you have an IT Dept., they should be taking care of this.

Malke
 

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