Annoying Pop up Messenger Service

  ddddddd 18:17 06 Apr 2003

Every time I go on line I receive annoying small square sized window pop up messages with a title bar ' MESSENGER SERVICE ' and a message relating to some girl looking for a boy in the U.K.
Is there any way of stopping this or preventing it happening

  -pops- 18:20 06 Apr 2003

Do a search on this site - there are numerous posts about this insidious "service" and how to get rid of it forever.


  spikeychris 18:23 06 Apr 2003

In Windows XP: ( 1) Select "Start"
(2) Choose "Control Panel"

(3) Choose "Administrative Tools"

(4) Choose "Services"

(5) Right-click on "Messenger"

(6) Select "Stop"

To permanently disable Messenger:

(7) Right click "Messenger"

(8) Select "Properties"

(9) Change "Startup Type" to "Disabled" and click "OK"


  ddddddd 18:58 07 Apr 2003

Hello Spikeychris , Thanks for your answer to my problem , it seems to have worked .I can now use my P.C in peace

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