Recently I upgraded to Windows XP pro. While Im online I get a popup in a window called Messenger Service at random intervals all explaining that Windows XP has a built in flaw which allows spam like this, and a link to a program to stop the spam. Each one is different, but they all direct you to a similar program which is basically the same. Unfortunatley, this program is not freeware, and I only ever recieve spam popups for blocking it.
This is not a major prblem while browsing, but i regularly play online multiplayer games and these popups throw me out of the game - which as you can guess is very annoying!
The programs would probably be a resource hog and only edit a single line of registry and still allow messages from their company.
Does anyone have any suggestions, other than download one of these programs?
Messenger Service - "Transmits net send and Alerter service messages between clients and servers. This service is not related to Windows Messenger. If this service is stopped, Alerter messages will not be transmitted. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start."
Alerter Service - "Notifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts. If the service is stopped, programs that use administrative alerts will not receive them. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start."
It is used on networks.
I'm not on one so i have no use for it. I have no programs that i'm aware use this service (i do no think there are any). My computer runs fine with it disabled.
Windows Messenger - Is the facny chat program.
Messenger Service - Is the simple and dull and not needed service for the home user. If you are on a home network it would be quicker to shout to the user of a computer then type a net send message to the other computer using the Messenger service.
Messenger service has a use in a network enviroment but people have found a way to send the messages to the home user.