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Old 01-07-04, 11:13 AM
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How do I dump "Messenger Service" from XP?

I've only had XP for about 6 mos, but in the past week these 'Messenger Service' keep popping up randomly.

How did it get on my machine, and how can I get rid of them?

The first message today says:

Message from XXXXXXX on 1/7/2004 10:01:03 AM

Want the latest....
I won't bore you with the rest.

(By the way, this never happens on my Mac! )
Old 01-07-04, 11:17 AM
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Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services

Find the Messenger service and double click it.

Stop the service and set the start up type to Disabled.

(The latest games and software never happen on your Mac either )
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Originally posted by RenoGQ
(The lamest games and software never happen on your Mac either )
Fixed your last line.

Oh, and there was no 'Messenger' under that list, I think I removed it the other day hoping that would solve something.
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How exactly did you "remove" the service?
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I found a VB script that removed the 'Messenger' from the list. It didn;t fix it... so I went into the Properties for the connection and enabled the Firewall.
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I found this helpful:

http://www.help2go.com/article135.html

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Jathos, you're getting the Messenger service confused with Windows Messenger... 2 different things

Goldberg, if you type "net stop messenger" in a command prompt does that stop the service? If so then that'll stop those annoying pop-ups for now but when you reboot the service will start back up.

If you're comfortable with regedit, start it up and navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Messenger" and change the DWORD value of "Start" to "4"

That will stop the service from starting again.

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