Moreover, most companies understand that such unfriendly form of advertising will hardly add positive emotions and perceptions to their target customers about their companies and brands. However, some companies and online site owners still hold on to those invading techniques of spreading their advertising messages and breaking the people's privacy. Since many of the old ways to do it have been cut down, such spammers have invented something new. Nowadays, they use messaging services to annoy people with their pop up spamming ads.
The Windows messenger service is one of the most popular messaging services to be used by advertisers. First of all, you should know that the Windows messenger service has nothing to do with the Windows messenger, since the Windows Messenger is a program that allows you to execute real time online communications. Nevertheless, the Windows messenger service is something else. It is an online administration service, which permits network administrators to send warnings or other messages to the local network users. Certainly, it was not invented for sending spam.
The Windows messenger service works with the Windows 2000 and XP. It is launched automatically and is running even when browsers or other Internet programs are turned off. It delivers you pop-up text messages from your network administrators or various alert messages. If the power is off, for instance, it sends you a message that your UPS is working, etc. Nonetheless, spammers have found a way to use the Windows messenger service for their own purposes. This is not a problem of the Windows messenger service. It is a problem of misusing it.
To send you a message over the Windows messenger service network, an administrator needs to know your IP address. Spammers steal the IP address information, which makes it possible for them to send you their spam pop-up messages. Some spammers send thousands of such messages with ten minutes intervals. This way, your computer will receive them and display to you in a standard Windows pop-up form on your desk top. It makes a great problem, especially for those users, who's PCs are constantly connected to the Internet. Additionally, these people, who send you such spamming messages, advertise their anti spamming software. Only imagine what offer they make to you! The only way to solve this problem is to disable the Windows messenger service on your computer.