msn messenger – random pop up dialogues

  rajeevk 16:20 01 Apr 2003


I’ve got a bit of a problem with msn messenger, for no reason it opens (does not sign in) and shows a dialogue box with a message either advertising a porn site or computer software. I have no idea why this happens and it is starting to get a bit annoying.

I am using windows Xp, with the latest version of msn messenger and Norton anti virus 2002.

Any ideas of what is happening would be most appreciated.

  Allan-263226 16:37 01 Apr 2003

have you got the XP Firewall turned on? Are you using BB or Dial Up? I have a home network and have adjusted the firewall settings in XP and now i'm free of these awful pop-ups. I just double click on the network settings in control panel, properties, advanced and firewall should be on there

  Audeal 16:37 01 Apr 2003

rajeevk. Follow these instructions and you will rid of this nuisance for ever.
How to stop the Advertising through MSM Messenger On XP:

Open Control Panel. Click on Administrative Tools > Services. From the list, Highlight Messenger. Click on Stop. If you Double click on Messenger then you can
disable it.

  rajeevk 18:57 01 Apr 2003

Thanks for those instructions they seem to have worked.

  €dstow 19:01 01 Apr 2003

You must Disable rather than Stop the service otherwise it will reappear next time you boot up.


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