windows live messenger help

By johncole22
Feb 16, 2007
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  1. I've just got my new com and its installed with norton internet security 2006. prob is, my windows live messenger won't work. whenever i try to sign in error 80048820 shows up. i've allowed msnmgr.exe for the firewall but it stil doesn't work. even turning off the firewall and disabling all of norton's services is useless. HELP!
  2. tomrca

    tomrca Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,051

  3. johncole22

    johncole22 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i've seen many similar threads. i tried everything but it still doesn't work.. need help
  4. tomrca

    tomrca Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,051

  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    If it`s Norton that`s causing your problem and I wouldn`t be surprised. I recommend you consider getting rid of it. It seems to cause more problems than it solves. Not only that, but it`s also a resource hog as well.

    See this thread HERE, if you have any problems uninstalling it.

    This is what I recommend you use instead.

    AVG free or Avast antivirus programmes.

    Zonealarm or Kerio free firewall programmes.

    Spybot Search & Destroy.

    Ad-Aware se personal.

    Spyware Blaster.

    AVG Antispyware.

    Ccleaner.

    Regards Howard :)
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