Re: Disabling Windows Messenger???
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 23:17:21 -0400
You need a firewall. 'Messenger spam', is not in itself harmful, but is
symptomatic of a larger problem - your computer has ports open from the
You can disable the Messenger service, but that is unwise as a solution as
you'll still have the underlying problem that caused you to get the messages
in the first place - consider the messages a useful warning that you have no
protection from the Internet. This is all too important now, given the
recent rash of RPC worms....
For a standalone machine, see www.sygate.com for a free personal firewall,
or if using Windows XP, you can enable the built-in internet connection
See http://securityadmin.info/faq.htm for more info. Also,
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/nopopups.htm is a good resource - although
for browser popups, you might want to consider http://toolbar.google.com -
it works like a champ and is also handy for searching.
> Hi. How do I disable Windows Messenger so that I stop getting all
> those annoying Pop-ups?
- Re: Application Popup Messenger Service SPAM
... NO NO NO. Use a firewall. ... It is not a bad idea to also disable the Messenger service, ... Messenger Service pop-ups] on my computer? ... Using a firewall and disabling NetBIOS is still strongly recommended. ...
- Re: Re: Help loggin onto messanger
... That won't matter, the Windows XP firewall only blocks incoming connections, not outgoing ... Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger ... All posts unless otherwise specified are 2005 Jonathan Kay. ... If your password information is not saved, verify that you are ...
- Re: www.winupdate.net
... Hi - you need a firewall. ... You can disable the Messenger service, but that is unwise as a solution as ... you can enable the built-in internet connection ... > I receive this in pop ups by messenger service? ...
- Re: Messenger service pop-ups
... 'Messenger spam', is not in itself harmful, but is ... You can disable the Messenger service, but that is unwise as a solution as ... For a standalone machine, see www.sygate.com for a free personal firewall, ... you can enable the built-in internet connection ...
- Re: Connection Conflicts.
... Up until around August or around there my Yahoo Messenger worked fine but stopped when I tried to upgrade to the next messenger. ... Joe, Thanks for the input but it didn't work. ... Try disabling the firewall. ... Click Start, Run, type SFC /SCANNOW, click OK. ...