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Help with pop-ups

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by hateater, Jun 15, 2003.


  1. hateater

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    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    This is really driving me crazy. I keep on getting pop-up messagers with the title at the top "Messenger Service". I got ad-aware, but it did nothing... does anyone know of a way to stop this? BTW, I have windows XP.

    ~matt
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Start -> Run

    type in: services.msc


    Scroll down and double click on "Messenger"
    Set the Startup to Manual
    Stop the Service
     
  3. my computer > control panel > admin tools > services > find " messanger" in list> double click > select stop

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  4. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    Panicware's pop-up stopper works very well and a trial version is available at download.com for free. Thanks for the tip, lex, very cool.
     
  5. hateater

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    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    Thanks! I did as you guys said, and nothing has happened so far- I am stoked! Much praise.
     
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    panicware is for web page pop ups and works well... but this is something different.

    the screen shot is good... there are many ways to get to the section needed, I recommended using 'run' because it will always work. The window with the gear icon and the title 'services' IS 'services.msc' a windows component that my way is calling to run.

    In the screen shot... make sure you set messenger to 'manual' from 'automatic' otherwise it will start again at the reboot.
     
  7. AHAHAHAH I FINALLY GOT THEM TO STOP YES!!!!!!!! I love you guys, this messenger pop-up crap has been the bane of all my problems for about a year. Now endless f****** message stomper and "Get porn, NOW!" pop-ups will finally cease. I just might cry im so happy. Thank you speddling and Lex, Thank you VERY much.
     
  8. hateater

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    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    Yeah, thanks again guys.