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FYI
[not a virus]
I scanned for a popup box that looked like smitfraud with several avs before
googling to find out that it doesn't show up as a virus. I fixed it with a
firewall [ spf ] Now I can run without disabling messenger service

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tommy



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| FYI
| [not a virus]
| I scanned for a popup box that looked like smitfraud with several avs before
| googling to find out that it doesn't show up as a virus. I fixed it with a
| firewall [ spf ] Now I can run without disabling messenger service

| -
| tommy


Yes the Messenger Service generates/receives NetBIOS over IP Pop-Ups and is
blocked by a
FireWall or by a NAT Router.

What is the version of your Oerating System ?

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Dave
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W2KSP3
I had to disable the messenger service again. Thought the firewall had
blocked it.
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tommy



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| W2KSP3
| I had to disable the messenger service again. Thought the firewall had
| blocked it.
| --
| tommy


WinXP SP2 automatically disabled the Messenger Service upon installation.  I
don't know
why/how the NT Service was re-nabled and started.

If you are connected to the Internet through broadband such as Cable or DSL I
suggest a
Cable/DSL Router such as a Linksys BEFSr41.  The Network Address Tranlation
(NAT)
capabilities of the Router will block NetBIOS Pop-Ups even if you enable the
Messenger
Service.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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I don't know
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DSL I suggest a
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Tranlation (NAT)
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the Messenger
Thanks for the tip
BTW I'm currently using a dialup connection
I have the ports to block listed on a page somewhere
Messenger Service still may be of use on small p2p network?
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Tommy



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| Thanks for the tip
| BTW I'm currently using a dialup connection
| I have the ports to block listed on a page somewhere
| Messenger Service still may be of use on small p2p network?
| --
| Tommy


Yes but very limited.

However if you can get Messenger Service spam then that means that NetBIOS over
IP and
other network protocols such as TCP pots 135 and 445 are exposed and leave you
at risk.

There used to be standalone Routers that has a RS232 posrt that could be
connected to an
external modem for DUN that performed NAT but they are hard to find.

There are some SOHO Routers that have/had both an Ethernet port and a RS232
port.  The
objective was Ethernet for normal operations and RS232 for DUN as a backup but
they too
may be hard to find but there still may be some out there.

In your case a good FireWall application is warranted.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: messenger spam problem

On Thu, 20 Nov 2008 17:18:20 -0500, David H. Lipman

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Just to add to what David has said, for xp/2k, a useful starting tool is
http://seconfig.sytes.net/?cat=4

You just tell it what type of network setup you have (standalone, etc), and
it selects pretty good default settings.  The documentation page has a good
some good info.

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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NetBIOS over IP and
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leave you at risk.
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and
good

all I have to do is hand it the toilet paper?
thanks

--
Tommy




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