I've just bought a new system with X.P insalled and I use AOL V.8. Although i have Norton's AntiVirus & System works I am constantly receiving "messager alert" pop-ups telling me my system is at one risk or another.......HELP!!!
MS has a useful article on this, click here, note that it says the pop ups are not related to Windows Messenger but are part of the a service designed for LAN system administrators. Also the alerts being received by Time Traveller aren't labeled "Messenger Service" but Messenger Alert", therefore I think the "alerts" are just cleverly disguised pop-up ads rather than anything related to Win Messenger.
Don't take any notice of the firewall advice in the MS article, the XP firewall isn't very good and everyone I know who recieved the "alerts" stopped the problem and retained Win Messenger by downloading the pop-up stopper.
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