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    Unwanted MSN Msg (?)

    I am getting up to 20 MSMessage windows that pop up at any time. Will the antispam programs stop this?

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    Re: Unwanted MSN Msg (?)

    I dont know of any program that will block such things on MSN Messenger. If your email address is listed publicly that could be a contributing factor. Windows/MSN Messenger should prompt you when you are added to someone's contact list, and I believe that process disallows "spam" messages. Are you sure this is MSN Messenger, and not the Messenger Service? Lately there has been a lot of discussion on this particular topic. Innovative spammers are using the service, which is turned on by default in XP, to send messages. Can you post a screen shot of what you're receiving?

    In the meantime, go to Start - Run and enter services.msc. When the services console appears, find the Messenger service and set it to disabled - there's no good use for it unless you're on a corporate network, and rarely even then. This is NOT the instant messenger that goes by the same (and confusing) name.
    -Mark

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    Re: Unwanted MSN Msg (?)

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    If you go to http://www.GRC.com (Gibson research) they have a small program called ShootTheMessenger which disables the messenger. This works but I like the solution offered by mark Start - Run and enter services.msc. I agree, It is very annoying.
    Good luck
    Craig

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    Re: Unwanted MSN Msg (?)

    I just got an XP laptop and my first stop was browsing the posts at Woody's XP lounge for helpful hints, heads up on problems I might encounter. I had read about the infamous Messenger intrusions, but until now had no reason to fear them. Using your start-run services.msc solution, I just diabled this feature. One less headache to deal with down the road. Thanks.

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