hlb felt very painful when he was hit by the EndAds spam.
I keep getting pop ups from endads.com telling me how to get rid of pop ups. But I only get pop ups from them so I’m certainly not paying them to get rid of themselves!! Mr Norton is supposed to do this for me. But he’s failed miserably.
Spam is a good business, isn’t it?
It is obviously a good business to spam others and ask others to pay to get rid of the spam. EndAds.com did it and BlockMessenger.com is doing it too. This is what I call: ROBERY.
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.
Updated: Shutdown EndAds.com Together July 31, 2003
It is a shame that the spammer EndAds.com is still accessiable on Internet and is still collecting money by its “day-light robery” spam. My reader Chris Mikeson have given us very good suggestion to shutdown EndAds.com together by complain to their hosting company at email@example.com.
Everyone who has been abused by endads.com should email firstname.lastname@example.org. If they get enough of them they will shut them down and ban them from returning. It will only take about 5 customers complaining. I can usually do this alone but it adds credibility of others of you also send email to email@example.com.
Please paste your complain to firstname.lastname@example.org and their response on this page as comment and we can clearly see the progress.
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
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