popups and windows messenger

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by mike, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. mike

    mike Guest

    i just deleted the windows messenger files on my computer
    which is running xp in an effort to keep ad messages from
    popping up. they say message to unsafe user: you are open
    to attack. go to messagedestroyer.com to stop this opening.
    I know there must be a way i can stop this without
    purchasing someones software. and now that i dont have
    microsoft messenger anymore i still get the popups about
    messenger directing me to the websites. also any good
    ideas about regular pop up ads?
    thanks for any help.
    mike, Sep 7, 2003
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  2. mike

    Lucy [MS] Guest

    This newsgroup is intended for Windows Update issues. You may want to post
    in the Messenger newsgroup.
    Here's the link:

    Lucy [MS]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Lucy [MS], Sep 9, 2003
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  3. mike

    Tony V Guest

    right click my computer, left click manage in the drop down menu. A window
    will open. At the bottem of the list you should see a line named services.
    open it, then click services. This should bring up a list of services in the
    window on the right. scroll down till you see "net messenger" right click
    and go to properties. disable and stop net messenger. this will stop at
    least the annoying YOU ARE OPEN TO ATTACK messages .... sheesh wish people
    had more to do withh their time than spam my box. I feel your pain and I
    hope this helps ya some
    Tony V, Sep 9, 2003
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