Pop-up Messages titled : Messenger Service

VERIFIED INVALID

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Firefox
General
VERIFIED INVALID
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Ra, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050711 Firefox/1.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050711 Firefox/1.0.5

Pop-up messages with the title: Messenger Service keeps coming up they generally
state at the begining that it comes from "Security" to "Alert"

The messages mainly state that there is something wrong with my PC and it
requires immediate attention to avoid an "imminent" crash. They also state that
a fix to my  "problem" is located at a particular web address.

The following is an example:

______________________________________________________
Messenger Service

Message from SYSTEM to ALERT on 7/21/2005 10:12:35 PM

REGISTRY ERROR

Your system has encountered an Internal Error
Vital information in the registry is corrupt

This may result in a system crash

URGENT: A IMMEDIATE REGISTRY SYSTEM SCAN IS RECOMMENDED

visit www.fixyourreg.com to repair

OK
_________________________________________________________

All the pop up are messages of this general type they indicate something is
wrong with my system and then say that a fix is available at a certain website.

When I click on the "OK" at the end the pop-up closes, I am not redirected to
any site.

These Pop-ups occur generally once every 2-5 minutes everytime I am surfing or
just reading email.

Reproducible: Always
Those messages aren't caused by Firefox, they are caused by the Windows
Messenger service. You can find out how to disable it at:

http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/docs/messagepopup/
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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