[thelist] Popups too

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Mon Dec 15 16:53:26 CST 2003

Please turn on the Windows XP built in firewall (this has been mentioned
before on the list). That will stop the messenger pop-ups, and protect her
PC from other nasties as well.

In the Network Connections section, right-click on her internet connection,
choose properties, choose "advanced" tab, check the "internet connection
firewall" box.

DO NOT listen to the other post about removing NetBEUI. For starters, you
won't see it installed as a separate protocol on a Windows XP machine
(NetBIOS runs over TCP instead), and secondly, it's not really protecting
your machine.


From: <john at johnallsopp.co.uk>
Subject: [thelist] Popups too

: My mum (can you tell I've been doing my Christmas rounds?) has
: got those popup messages that seem to be plaguing people nowadays.
: I don't even know what they're called .. they are messages exploiting
: an open port in Windows XP.
: Now she's tried to download and run a number of firewalls and failed to
: get them to run, or hasn't understood how to make them work.
: Does anyone have a fix for the problem or a favourite dead
: simple firewall with a foolproof installation that I can point her at?

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