conrail 16:33 21 Feb 2003

every day I get a "messenger service" pop up from JanitaGirl19w saying she is Janita, looking for a boy from the UK, go to her homepage click here, how can I stop this from appearing? all advice gratefully accepted

  JoeC 16:35 21 Feb 2003

( Courtesy of click here )
It's the messaging service built into Windows which is being used by spammers.(Windows Messenger - not .Net Messenger ).
To get rid of it,turn off the messaging service.
Windows 2000 and XP:- Go Start > Run > type in services.msc.Double-click on Messenger and in the Messenger Properties window, select Stop, then choose Disable as the Startup Type.Click OK.
Windows 95, 98, and ME:- Go to Control Panel and Add/Remove.Select Windows Setup.Select System Tools.Click Details.Uncheck WinPopUp.Click OK.

  « Ravin » 16:47 21 Feb 2003

do you think that it was appropriate to have posted the link to the site too?

  conrail 17:24 21 Feb 2003

just give all the info I have Ravin, thanks JoeC, have done all that, hopefully will not get this message about 3 times a day now

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