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Messenger service popups = pain in the neck

By james_k1988
Feb 10, 2005
  1. i recently updated my msn messenger (came up a thing to update) so i said yea, wos a security thing or sum crap lol as usual. nehoo after a while i got a popup , but its wasnt like a normal popup. the window was called "messenger service" but within the windo is alot of weird stuff. at first it only came up sometimes things like "get rid of this spam, go here " (the addresses didnt work) and porno stuff, pus*y palace an crap like that. but its really gotta real bad. now it comes up all the time. the second i close it another appers in its place.sometimes if i just leave it it just keep beeping. (whenever one of these popups cum up it makes a beep noise, Windows XP Exclamation.wav , thats wots its called in the sound bit if this is ne help) nothing new appears when it does lotzsa beeps. its as if its refueling the popup machine or sumfin lol nehoo i restarted and uninstalled msn messenger 6.2, all was fine for a while but after 5 mins they came back and wouldnt go, i scanned for spyware with spybot, adware with ad-aware Se and for viruses with AVG, they found a few things but a got rid of them and still the popups kept comeing on. i even updated with windows update and still no luck (although i dont have SP1 or SP2 i dont like em :p lol ) this is really slowing down teh cpmputer as well and ive tried everything i can think of 2 get rid of this, ne ideas neone?

    p.s. some ppl mite have got this before, i sometimes get it when i install xp pro but it goes away after update. if neone has got that be4 this is just like that, except ALOT worse
     
  2. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    simple

    go to start run in box type services.msc

    go to messenger higlight it press disable then press ok than you good to go :grinthumb
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    BTW the Messenger service and Windows/MSN Messenger have absolutely nothing to do with each other. Besides the fact that they all are wonderful creations of the brilliant minds in Microsoft..
     
  4. james_k1988

    james_k1988 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163

    thanx

    thanx guys it worked, not getting the messages nemore (well so far lol :evil: ) thanxd 4 the help
     
  5. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    your welcome
     
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