how do i stop getting instant messages from people i dont know? They just keep popping up everytime!?

Everytime i check my emails all of a sudden like 15 instant messages pop up...some of them sound like spammy kind of things...this never happened to me. thanks.

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    It sounds like spammers or some other bots.

    I would run a scan for malware. Here are a few sites in case you don't already have one that remove malware/spyware.

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_spybot_search_de...

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_ant...

    Both downloads are free and both the downloads give a very good description of what they try to achieve.

    I would also advise you to change your settings to stop these chat requests from coming through. You can do so from your email page as follows:

    Go to "Options" >Click on "More Options">Click on "Spam".

    Under "Blocked Chat ID's">choose one of the options given. Either "Block chat messages from anyone who is not in my Contacts" or "Block chat messages only from the people listed below:". If you use this option add the person in the box. Click on "Save Changes" at the top.

  • 9 years ago

    report them as spam, sometimes you'll get an option when you don't have them in your contact list. I was getting friend request from people I didn't know and I blocked them and put them as spam. That worked for me.

  • 9 years ago

    You're being hacked, most likely. Unplug your computer and go for a walk outside. After your computer cools down, it will be okay.

    Source(s): Scientist.
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    thats a spam

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