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  willhay 11:02 11 Jan 2004

I keep getting a pop up on my desktop asking me to go to this website and buy a program called messagestop, apart from buying their prog can I set esurfer up to stop this kind of pop up

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:06 11 Jan 2004

Go to start-control-panel-admin tools-services and scroll down to messenger, double click and ensure that 'strat up type' is disabled and that 'service status' is stopped.


  willhay 11:47 11 Jan 2004

Thanx Gandalf have done what you said but what HAVE I done, by the way I'm on ntl bband and winxp

  GANDALF <|:-)> 12:00 11 Jan 2004

You have disabled a system for sending messages over a network to colleague's computers. This, although on the face of it, was a good idea but has been exploited by spammers to send all sorts of messages, 'Juanita Girl' being the most imfamous:-0. You do not need this service so shutting it down will be no bother and will cause no Net problems.

There are plenty of companies that charge $29+ for this info, or they send a small script file that does the same job.


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