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Something strange started happening to me 3 days ago. After connecting to Vatsim through SquawkBox, a box popped up on the FS window, telling me to contact Orlando Lottery mentioning the number on the text, etc, etc. At first I didn

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I've never heard of that one, but here's a couple things I would do. First, if you aren't using one already, get a firewall program like ZoneAlarm. Second, go get Ad-Aware (www.lavasoftusa.com) and let it run a complete system scan. Finally, make sure you have an up to date antivirus and keep it up to date.Good luck,KP

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Hi Ken,Thanks for replying. I will accept the Ad-Aware scan suggestion. The antivirus I already have a good one, automatically updated. About the firewall, my antivirus also has one, but it is always off, because I really don

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Hi HeronAbout your firewall issue,I can highly recommend ZoneAlarm as a basic freeware firewall. It's easy to configure and gives you a somewhat decent protection. You shouldn't have any trouble getting connected with that one. Can be found on www.zonelabs.comHope it helps

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Another thing to try.Go to Start -settings - control panel - administrative tools - then click on Services.From that list select "Messenger" right click and select properites. Five lines down is startup type. Select Disabled and then OK.Graham

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This is the problem... SMB message spamming, not any adware or anything like that.--M

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Good call, forgot about the messenger spamming, but I'll bet that's exactly what it was. That's the good thing about this place, what one forgets, another usually remembers.Also, I would heartily agree that Zone Alarm is a very good and easy to configure free firewall. I use it and highly recommend it.KP

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I had the same problem, and someone told me about "Message Blocker" I have it on all the time. It sits in the tray. I haven

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