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I'm new to Windows, logging on with a new (used) IBM 240x and Windows XP last night for the first time...

I keep getting little windows popping up saying something like:

Message from SYSTEM to ALERT
Windows has encountered an Internal Error
Your Windows registry is corrupted.
An immediate system scan is recommended
Visit
http://www.regmasters.com
to repair.

The web address and wording varies from time to time.

Are these messages bogus? They have the "look and feel" of the phishing messages we all get regarding eBay or PayPal...

Will appreciate any ideas or advice. As I said, this is my first real experience with a Windows machine. Happily we don't get a whole lot of virus, worm, etc. material in the Mac world.

Mahalo.
 

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I agree that site look very phishy!!!
I reccomend posting a log here to see if we can remove that thing from showing up on you.

Please download HijackThis http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/HijackThis.exe- this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware

on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Post that log here!
 
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