iritating popups from msn messenger

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by molly, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. molly

    molly Guest

    does anyone want to shed some light on how to stop the
    security offers from msn messenger touting stop the
    pop-ups. I never had a pop up until this started when I
    am online.
    Any great ideas other than spending money so my microsoft
    based computer doesn't get attached by the company that
    sold the darn thing to me? Any takers on this?
    molly, Aug 2, 2003
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  2. Greetings Molly,

    If these "pop ups" that appeared had "Messenger Service" in their titlebar, what you're
    seeing is the Messenger service built-in to Windows, *not* MSN/Windows Messenger which
    spammers are exploiting -- this is not Microsoft, nor can Microsoft control them anymore then
    they can control spam to your e-mail inbox.

    To get rid of these pop ups, you'll need to disable the "Messenger Service", go to the
    Control Panel, choose Administrative Tools (if you're using XP, you may have to click Classic
    View on the left). Double-click Services, and Scroll down to "Messenger", select it,
    right-click and then choose Properties. Under startup type, choose disabled and then choose
    the 'Stop' button. After the service is stopped, click OK.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Aug 2, 2003
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  3. molly

    Bloodshy Guest

    Okay, first time I've said don't listen to Jon, but don't
    listen to him... Go to, find Ad-Muncher,
    download that, then go to, find the Ad-
    Muncher key/serial generator and download that. Whatever
    you use those programs for is up to you, but just to let
    you know, using free serials illegal if you haven't
    purchased the product.

    I'm sure Jon would have said the same thing, but I think
    he might lose his job because of that... seems as though
    her works for Microsoft.
    Bloodshy, Aug 3, 2003
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