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Pop-ups via Messenger Service in OS

Posted on 2003-02-21
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Last Modified: 2013-11-28
Anyone seen pop ups using the OS messenger service ? Any issues with that as far as security  or open ports ?
Question by:tmccabe
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Expert Comment

ID: 7995825
yes.  you can block the ports, 136 137 i think..  check google.

or you can stop the service in administrative tools.

nice that people have to always come up with new annoying ways to spam us....

Mikeal www.chatutopia.net

Author Comment

ID: 8008395
We use the messenger service for alerting and sending emergency messages via "net send" so I want to keep it on.

Accepted Solution

Mikealcl earned 150 total points
ID: 8008638
well, the just block the ports on your router and you can effectively stop the internet spam os messages.


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