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Lazarus and the Gimp
28-03-2004, 20:00:05
When on-line, I've started getting little "messenger service" click-boxes popping up, advertising some smut site. I'm buggered if I want them, so I've tried setting my firewall to block ads from the site named in the boxes, but I'm still getting them.

Any suggestions on how to block these?

zmama
28-03-2004, 20:09:53
Windows XP Home
Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
Click Performance and Maintenance
Click Administrative Tools
Double click Services Scroll
down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK

zmama
28-03-2004, 20:10:30
If it's a different OS, just holler

Deacon
28-03-2004, 23:08:14
Yep. The Messenger service takes messages sent via Winpopup. Most users have no need for it. MS leaves it on by default. I hear that XP SP2 will change the default behavior.

fp@korea
29-03-2004, 03:13:38
That thing is a major pain in the arse, but thankfully it's easy to disable once someone tells you how.

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-03-2004, 16:25:04
Nice one- that appears to have nailed it.

Nav
29-03-2004, 16:40:53
nailed it. ha ha. oh.

Asher
30-03-2004, 09:38:26
Leaving that thing enabled has to be the stupidest thing Microsoft has ever done. Fortunately it's being disabled in SP2 by default.

Back in high school, a friend of mine used NET-SEND (this messenger thing) to send a popup message to all of the school computers, telling them that they've violated the terms of use and were to report to Mr. Donaldson (our annoying, clueless computer teacher) post haste. The phone in his office started ringing immediately, and a ton of kids nervously walked in during class. Classic.

Vincent
30-03-2004, 17:40:37
We sent a cowie a net send saying her monitor was too greasy to match company standards and she had to clean it immediatly (she did).

zmama
30-03-2004, 18:09:31
You nerd

Vincent
30-03-2004, 18:24:05
It was C@H! I swear!

zmama
30-03-2004, 18:37:45
Your imaginary friend again...tsk tsk

Vincent
30-03-2004, 20:22:36
No, he's not.
Talk to zmama, C@H!

hmmm hmmm hm hmmmmm

See?

zmama
30-03-2004, 20:27:31
I think you need to open the closet first

BigGameHunter
31-03-2004, 06:58:17
Either that or get your dick out of his mouth!