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    I've just reinstalled win2k, and I keep getting a windows messenger service box appear. It claims something about my OS being "open to a extreme risk, security hole". Tha, t comma makes me suspicious. It then rambles on about identity theft, and blames the problem on my registry being corrupted.

    The message says I should go to www.msregrepair.com to resolve this.

    Has anyone fallen foul of this? Does anyone know it to be a genuine site to resolve an issue?

    I've had differently worded messages saying I should go to other sites including www.uric.net

    My assumption is that the windows messenger service is compromised due to crap coding by the drones at M$, and that this is a lame attempt to get me to go to a site that will further compromise my PC.

    Anyone experienced any of this?

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    Re: Suspect websites?

    simple solution, disable the windows messenger service.

    See http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/docs/messagepopup/ for details.
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      Re: Suspect websites?

      No reputable site advertises using Windows Messenging.

      Google yourself into disabling that crap in your OS.
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        Re: Suspect websites?

        Your firewall allows those through? You are running some sort of firewall, right?

        The messenger service is working as it's supposed to and people abuse it..
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          Re: Suspect websites?

          Thanks guys. I'm not a fan of xp or 2000 (or windoze at all for that matter). I'd forgotten how to disable messenger in 2k. All done now. Thanks for the assist.

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