Re: Pesky Pop Ups
From: Michael Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From: "Michael Weiss" <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 09:51:35 -0800
I get these all the time as well. My question, if I stop
or disable the messenger service, what happens when I want
to use MSN Messenger? If the service is disabled, will it
simply just not work? Or will it start the service
automatically and then when I am finished with it, I will
have to go in and disable the service again? Or is the
win2k messenger service tied to MSN Messenger at all?
>You probably want to stop the "Messenger" service. You
can do that by
>typing "net stop messenger" at a command prompt.
>However, doing so will only stop the service until the
next time you reboot.
>To stop it permanently, you need to disable the service.
Under W2K and
>later, I believe this is done by right-clicking on My
>selecting Manage. Expand the Services and Applications
node, and select the
>Services node. Double-click on the Messenger service,
and from that
>properties dialog you can stop the service, and you can
also set the Startup
>type to "Disabled".
>This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
confers no rights.
>"Nancy Guinto" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>> How do I stop those Pop Ups that greet me on my
>> the middle of working on-line and off-line? They are
>> Messenger Service and range from "Hi, I'm Jen" to
>> toothpaste. Some are pretty risque. Sometimes, I have
>> of them in the morning. I don't understand how they are
>> getting through. Help, someone.