Before you complain and leave any bad words with my comment system, read this disclaim first:
This page provides simple steps to stop the EndAds.com, DefeatMessenger.com and FightPopups.com spam. It also call for action to shutdown the servers of these spammers together. Read before post…
I hope with the disclaimer at the very beginning, I will not sufer that much as on my entry of EndAds and BlockMessenger where people thought it was this site sending out the net send spam and just throw out all the dirty words they can think of. I hope…
Let me repeat the steps again in case people didn’t see my previous entry:
Simple steps to turn it off
The easist way to stop receiving this kind of message is to turn off Windows Messenger service. If you are running Windows XP or Windows 2000, following these steps:
- Click Start button on your Windows taskbar.
- Click Run…
- Enter “Services.msc” (without quotation marks) and click OK.
- Browse the list till you find “Messenger” in Name column.
- Double click it. The Messenger Properties (Local Computer) dialog box comes out.
- Choose “Disable” in “Startup type” drop down box.
- Click OK.
It will definitely work. If you don’t believe that so simple steps can stop the annoying pop-ups, see the comments of about 100 people on this page.
Note: These steps will NOT affect your usage of MSN Messenger, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger or ICQ.
Huge Success to Shutdown EndAds.com
On July 30, 2003, Chris Mikeson suggested to not only shutdown the Messenger Services on our own computer, but to send out complain to the ISP hosting the service.
Later, many people including Joseph, AP, Cory, Jennifer, aaron, Don, Tom, Scott Hawkins, KS, Krozar and machinetodd (not a complete list) send complain email either to firstname.lastname@example.org or FCC.
Yesterday, Aug 21, 2003, Chris, who initialized the Complain Campaign, noticed us that EndAds.com is no longer accessable. It was also confirmed by Jeremy.
So, let’s keep this going people. Let us know the new domain name they come up with and we will get that thing shut down quicker than a skittish jackrabbit can lick a carrot stick.
Bravo people! Well done! Power to the Internet community fighting these SCUM! Let’s keep this going…
- chris m.
If it is really because the ISP shutdown the service (not the technical difficulties of this spammer), it is really good news. People felt the power to fight back, instead of just pay for the so called Anti-spam software from these spammers.
Call For Actions: Shutdown other Spammer Website TOGETHER
DefeatMessenger.com and FightPopups.com are owned by the same person as EndAds.com. Here is the detailed information that may be useful to file a complain. IMPORTANT: The information comes from the WHOIS database on the Internet and may NOT be accurate.
PO BOX 927142
San Diego, CA 92129-7142
IP address: 188.8.131.52. Here is the information for the hosting company:
Address: 500 East Broward Boulevard
Address: Suite 1700
City: Fort Lauderdale
NetRange: 184.108.40.206 – 220.127.116.11
NetType: Direct Allocation
Update Augest 23, 2003
Chris suggested to send complain to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read his comment blow to for the method to find out this email alias from any domain name.
It is appreciated if you can point out a better way to shutdown these sites or correct me if I was wrong at any point. I believe when the voice of people surfering from these spam heard, the Internet will become peace again. Good luck!
Updated EndAds.com Spammers Caught Nov 06, 2003
Good news! The EndAds.com, actually D Square LLC was caught by FTC and was sued. I believe it is the final ending of this nightmare. Read more: EndAds.com Caught by FTC