View Full Version : HELPPPPPPPPPP...POP UP ADS DURING FS9
08-05-2003, 07:35 PM
Here is my problem. I am getting pop up ads while FS9 is running, which causes it to exit out of the program. It is so annoying, and its occuring every 10 minutes, i can't even enjoy my flight....can someone suggest a solution? than kyou
08-05-2003, 07:37 PM
hey, looks like u have some spyware into your computer :-(, to get rid of it u should download a program called Ad-Aware, it's like an antivirus but it gets rid of that kind of stuff, hope it helps :)
08-05-2003, 07:38 PM
Do a search in this forum, there is a thread about this a some solutions... Can't find it right now, but it was sometime last week...
08-05-2003, 07:40 PM
Are these grey boxes with text in them or are the actual ads? The grey boxes are different than pop ups. Just as annoying though.
If they are the grey text box advertisments, check out this thread from the PAI tech forum.
08-05-2003, 07:50 PM
If you're running WinXP, right click on the My Computer icon and select Manage from the menu. From the list on the right-hand pane of the Computer Management window, double-click on Services and Applications. Then double-click on Services. Scroll down to the entry which has Messenger in the Name field. Highlight that entry, right-click on it and select Properties. In the General tab, choose Disabled from the Startup type: dropdown list. Click on OK to close the window. This will prevent the Messenger service from starting when you boot. Now, to stop the service in the current session, right-click on the Messenger entry and select Stop.
Note: the Messenger service has nothing to do with Windows Messenger, or MSN Messenger, or any of the other popular instant messenging programs. Disabling the Messenger service will not affect those programs.
08-05-2003, 07:53 PM
Yep, it's to do with Micro$oft Messenger AND WinXP.
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08-05-2003, 09:15 PM
I've uninstalled Windows Messenger ;-)
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The Windows Messenger IM program is NOT the cause of those gray popup ads - it's the Messenger *service* that's run by XP/2000 - two completely different things.
08-05-2003, 09:23 PM
Get Ad-Aware from http://www.download.com, do a search for it. Once you install it, you will need to update it prior to running a scan on your machine. I also recommend to stop visiting hacker/porn sites or even Kazaa as they install spyware software on your machine without you knowing it.
I would not be messing around with Services if you are not familiar how Windows XP works.
08-05-2003, 10:02 PM
No Porn??? :'(
08-06-2003, 01:05 AM
Thanks for the tip! BTW...I ran Adaware and it didn't stop the problem. Anybody know for sure, but since so many of us just started getting this...was it a new Microsoft patch that initiated those popups? It seemed to start just recently.
08-06-2003, 01:19 AM
This has been a problem for a long time. I remember playing tricks on friends saying their computer was being monitored and under surveillance back when Win2000 first came out. Ahhh... back before we had a bunch of spammers doing it :) The good 'ole days
08-06-2003, 02:08 AM
To get rid of the pop up grey boxes do the following;
1. Click start and choose run from the menu.
2. Type in services.msc, a box will pop up.
3. Scroll through the list and double click on 'Messenger' a dialog box will pop up.
Ok now listen up.
Under the Startup type combo selection choose "Disable"
Now click on the Log On tab and click the Disable button...thats it you will NEVER get those grey pop up boxes again.
08-07-2003, 06:38 AM
All I did was turn on the network firewall. They went away.
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08-07-2003, 07:27 AM
IMO they should be illegal. It is like people cutting into your telephone conversations if you ask me. I particularly dislike the popup that purports to sell a popup blocker.
08-07-2003, 07:32 AM
Just curious, is that a photo of a real plane in your signature? Do you fly it? Is it a crop duster, or what? Is there a virtual plane like it available?
I used to live in the Florida panhandle where crop dusting is one of the most interesting flying jobs around. At least to an outsider like me. I've seen some incredible moves by these pilots.
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