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Old 27-12-2008
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Disabling unsolicited message

I am tried of these unsolicited messages-i have never uses the Messenger function-can anyone tell me how to disable Messenger so that I can
stop being bombarded by spam messages?
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Re: Disabling unsolicited message

You should log in as administrator to make this configuration.

Go to Start> Settings> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

In the opened window, scroll to messenger and select ?Disable? followed by ?Ok?
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Re: Disabling unsolicited message

What you're seeing is the Messenger service built-in to Windows, *not* Windows Messenger (which are two different things) 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", click Start, then Run, enter "services.msc" and click OK. 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. Nothing in Windows or any real third-party applications should be effected by this.

Just as a little reminder, make sure you've protected yourself against the latest security issues by visiting WindowsUpdate and installing the security patches:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
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