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What is with this Moviepass?!!

by sushikiller / May 3, 2006 12:12 PM PDT

My mother-in-law has this "Moviepass" pop up on her computer and I can't seem to get rid of it. I even downloaded a pop up blocker and it didn't work. I have been reading the other forums on this matter and was wondering if you came to a decision on what was the best way to stop this annoyance? Please help.

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You like your Mother-in-Law?
by Darton Fury / May 3, 2006 4:19 PM PDT

I would love to put this pop-up on my mother-in-law's computer. Open services from control panel, performance and maintenance, admin tools, dbl-click services and look for Messenger. Make sure it's disabled. If not, dbl-click it and change startup type to disabled. Also run your anti spyware/malware apps, delete cookies and temp internet files.

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I agree
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 3, 2006 6:27 PM PDT

If this is not a Messenger problem, (Windows Messaging Alerter Service, not Microsoft Messenger), then it is likely to be spyware.

Get your mother-in-law to;

1] Visit Housecall for an online virus scan and have it remove all viruses it finds;

2] and then download, install, and update Ewido from
Use that to scan the computer for any spyware, and remove them all.

3] Ensure that her firewall is turned on and running.


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I'll give it a try.
by sushikiller / May 4, 2006 4:55 AM PDT

Thanks, I will try this. And Yes my mother in law is good. I lucked out.

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You may also
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 4, 2006 4:57 AM PDT
In reply to: I'll give it a try.
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(NT) (NT) Thanks I will.
by sushikiller / May 4, 2006 5:01 AM PDT
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I worked!!
by sushikiller / May 4, 2006 5:29 AM PDT
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Thank you very much for the information. So far it seems like it has worked.

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(NT) (NT) Congratulations, and thanks for reporting back.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 4, 2006 6:21 PM PDT
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