Out of the Blue

Well I'm glad I mentioned that unsolicited pop-up dealie yesterday, because a forum comment made it clear that what I was suffering from was not a scumware situation, but rather a method for exploiting an internal Windows service. Thankfully indiv posted a link to the Stop Messenger Spam website, which clearly explained the problem, and how to solve it. Whew!

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Re: Win XP firewall
Feb 6, 2003, 13:17
WarPig
 
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Re: Win XP firewall Feb 6, 2003, 13:17
Feb 6, 2003, 13:17
 WarPig
 
Well, it's secure enough to make connecting to an IRC server a 5 minute struggle for me.

Ok, I'll admit that I don't understand what you mean here. First off I don't know what an IRC server is. Are you saying that it's hard to connect to one with a machine using the XP firewall, or are you saying it takes five minutes to hack into an XP machine's IRC server that's using the XP firewall. I'm just asking because Zone Alarm locked up my computer "real good like", so I use the built in XP firewall. I did go to the Shields UP! page - https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 - and for what it's worth, it passes these tests.

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Of course I could be wrong... but really, what are the chances of that happening twice?
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