we have recently got a new pc with windows xp. I wonder if anyone could tell mr how to rid of a pop up that keeps coming up numerous times a day. It is coming up as windows messenger but we don't use this. It is really irritating and I can't get rid of it.Any help welcome.
I honestly don't know, clayton, the antispy I used, many moons ago just stopped, or claimed to stop, XP 'phoning home. Stopping the Messenger Service from running on XP is all I ever used to stop the Messenger Service popups. That was about a year ago nad I've never had one (touch wood).
"XP Anti-Spy | A small utility that allows you to remove or disable several of the more annoying "features" of Windows XP. For instance, automatic downloading of Windows updates, the Windows Media Player tracking ID, and Microsoft Messenger can be disabled"
The "Microsoft Messenger" they mention is not the same as the Messenger Service, I think they're talking about Windows Messenger, there.