Re: Pop Ups

From: Skywing (
Date: 06/17/03

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 01:35:34 GMT

Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. Right click the
"Messenger" service and go to it's properties. Then, change it to Disabled.
Additionally, you might want to hit Stop as well if it is already running.

Note that this doesn't interfere with instant messenger services like AIM or
ICQ or MSNIM; the Messenger service is used for (completely unrelated) NET
SEND messages, which are being increasingly abused for spamming purposes, as
you've had the misfortune to find out first-hand.

"Mary" <> wrote in message
> How can I get rid of pop ups? This just started happening
> a few months ago. These pop ups say they come from
> Messenger Service. It is always text in a gray box.
> It is very annoying and I haven't figured out how
> to get rid of these things.
> These pop ups started when I switched from MSN Dialup
> to SBCGlobal DSL. I'm not a techie. Can you help?