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    Well,

    I bought a new Processor and Motherboard. And I re-installed windows, deleting everything. And now I've installed some of the needed programs, but what I find is that even though I've installed, updated and ran Adware I still get this stupid message:

    Attatchement.

    I know its fake coz Windows would make it seem more complicated and etc.
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    How to disable Windows Messenger Service:

    XP Home

    1. Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
    2. Click Performance and Maintenance
    3. Click Administrative Tools
    4. Double click Services
    5. Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
    6. Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
    7. Click the STOP button.
    8. Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
    9. Click OK

    XP Pro

    1. Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
    2. Click Administrative Tools
    3. Click Services
    4. Double click Services
    5. Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
    6. Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
    7. Click the STOP button.
    8. Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
    9. Click OK
    Last edited by uNz[i]; 04-04-2005 at 11:07 AM.

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    Done and thank you. Will this also Stop Windows Messenger from loading? ^_^;

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    No problem and no, it will only disable the Windows Messenger Service, which is used (normally) by network admins to send out network downtime alerts, etc to thier intranet users.

    It's completely different from MSN messenger the chat client, which won't be affected.

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    You must not have the sp2 updates ? Thought that was disabled by default.
    Last edited by peat moss; 04-04-2005 at 12:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uNz[i]
    How to disable Windows Messenger Service:

    XP Home

    1. Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
    2. Click Performance and Maintenance
    3. Click Administrative Tools
    4. Double click Services
    5. Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
    6. Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
    7. Click the STOP button.
    8. Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
    9. Click OK

    XP Pro

    1. Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
    2. Click Administrative Tools
    3. Click Services
    4. Double click Services
    5. Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
    6. Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
    7. Click the STOP button.
    8. Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
    9. Click OK

    theres a shortcut to all that....
    right click the "my computer" icon and select "manage"
    takes you right to the management console

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Or for the really inept shoot the messenger .


    http://grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm


    Was thinking mabye you should check this out aswell .

    http://grc.com/UnPnP/UnPnP.htm
    Last edited by peat moss; 04-04-2005 at 11:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Or for the really inept shoot the messenger .


    http://grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm


    Was thinking mabye you should check this out aswell .

    http://grc.com/UnPnP/UnPnP.htm
    well, not so much the "really inept", but maybe the "insufferably lazy"
    but yeah, those are good, quick fixes, as well as DCOMbobulator...

    http://grc.com/dcom/

    good for a quick killing of the DCOM vulnerability
    (i.e. installing a non-slipstreamed/no SP XP disc)
    or if you dont trust the M$ patches

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