stop messenger ads

  rsturbo 00:55 01 Dec 2003
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how do i stop messenger ads popping up in xp and other windows os pc's? i don't use messenger (although i would like to and therefore do not wish to remove or disable it) yet i still get these ads popping up telling me i have a security flaw, and 'click here' buttons which promise to take me to a site to stop these pop ups!

thanks for any help

  powerless 00:57 01 Dec 2003
  ©®@$? 00:59 01 Dec 2003

install a firewall

and stop the messenger service its not windows messenger but a service that can be safely stopped and will not interfere with messenger itself

start/contol panel/admin tools/services

scroll down to messenger and stop the service and set the startup to disable

  Djohn 01:02 01 Dec 2003

Or just disable! click here

  Stuartli 08:40 01 Dec 2003

I would have posted Powerless's tip - it worked for me...:-)

Steve Gibson's site is well worth a visit in any case.

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