Messenger service

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Dave, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    How do I turn off Microsoft Windows Messenger Service?
    Dave, Jun 30, 2003
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  2. Dave;
    For Messenger Service ads:
    You need to install or enable a firewall:;EN-US;Q330904&
    Disabling Messenger Service can be a good idea, but it does not solve
    the real problem.
    The ads are not the real problem, the ads are only a symptom.
    The real problem is open ports that allow unwanted traffic into the
    Disabling Messenger does nothing for the open ports.
    The firewall controls the traffic.

    Internet Connection Firewall will not work if you have AOL.
    AOL is not compatible with Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall
    If you have AOL, you should contact AOL and/or get a 3rd party

    Disable Messenger Service:
    Start/Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, click Services.
    Go down to "Messenger".
    Right click "Messenger" and select Properties.
    Then under Start-up select DISABLE
    Click OK and follow prompts
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jun 30, 2003
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  3. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Thank You
    Dave, Jul 1, 2003
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