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is this a bug?

today I keep getting this message while online and I can't get rid of it.
"messenger service" stop! windows requires immediate attention.
windows has found 47 critical system errors!
to fix the errors please do the following;
then it tell me to go to or sometimes it say's go to install and run. "failure to act now may lead to data loss and corruption" is this a scam or the real thing? if not the real thing how do I get rid of it? it comes up about every 15 min. I have run ad-aware but it is still there.

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Turn off the WINDOWS Messenger (not the same as MSN Messenger) service, and it'll go away. If you don't know how, Google will help you find a plethora of links to tell you how.

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Here's how. . .

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