how do I tirn off messenger service pop ups



big rene
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
how to turn off messenger service pop ups

Eileen
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
"big rene" <big
> wrote in message -
> how to turn off messenger service pop ups
<<<<<

Go to Control Panel/Administrative tools/Services and this will bring up the
list of services available. Find Messenger, double click "Prosperities" and
change the setting to "Manual"

~~E~~

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
Hi,

Turn on the native firewall or install a third party one.

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"big rene" <big rene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> how to turn off messenger service pop ups

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
No, do not do this. Turn off the messages by blocking them via the firewall.
The system is open to the world to infest.

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Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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"Eileen" <ephilpot@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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>
> "big rene" <big
>> wrote in message -
>> how to turn off messenger service pop ups
> <<<<<
>
> Go to Control Panel/Administrative tools/Services and this will bring up
> the list of services available. Find Messenger, double click
> "Prosperities" and change the setting to "Manual"
>
> ~~E~~
>

Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
big rene wrote:
> how to turn off messenger service pop ups


This type of spam has become quite common over the couple of
years, and unintentionally serves as a valid security "alert." It
demonstrates that you haven't been taking sufficient precautions while
connected to the Internet. Your data probably hasn't been compromised
by these specific advertisements, but if you're open to this exploit,
you may well be open to other threats, such as the Blaster Worm that
swept across the Internet last year and the currently active Sasser
Worm. Install and use a decent, properly configured firewall.
(Merely disabling the messenger service, as some people recommend,
only hides the symptom, and does little or nothing to truly secure
your machine.) And ignoring or just "putting up with" the security
gap represented by these messages is particularly foolish.

Messenger Service of Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;168893

Messenger Service Window That Contains an Internet Advertisement
Appears
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=330904

Stopping Advertisements with Messenger Service Titles
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/communicate/stopspam.asp

Blocking Ads, Parasites, and Hijackers with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Oh, and be especially wary of people who advise you to do nothing
more than disable the messenger service. Disabling the messenger
service, by itself, is a "head in the sand" approach to computer
security. The real problem is not the messenger service pop-ups;
they're actually providing a useful, if annoying, service by acting as
a security alert. The true problem is the unsecured computer, and
you've been advised to merely turn off the warnings. How is this
helpful?


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Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Eileen wrote:

>
> Go to Control Panel/Administrative tools/Services and this will bring up the
> list of services available. Find Messenger, double click "Prosperities" and
> change the setting to "Manual"
>
> ~~E~~
>
>


I realize that you're trying to help, and that such an intent is
commendable, but please don't post potentially harmful advice.

Merely disabling the messenger service, as you suggest, is a
dangerous "head in the sand" approach to computer security that leaves
the PC vulnerable to threats such as the W32.Blaster, W32.Welchia, and
W32,Sasser worms.

The real problem is _not_ the messenger service pop-ups; they're
actually providing a useful, if unintentional, service by acting as a
security alert. The true problem is the unsecured computer, and your
only advice, however well-intended, was to turn off the warnings. Was
this truly helpful?

Equivalent Scenario: You over-exert your shoulder at work or play,
causing bursitis. After weeks of annoying and sometimes excruciating
pain whenever you try to reach over your head, you go to a doctor and
say, while demonstrating the motion, "Doc, it hurts when I do this." The
doctor, being as helpful as you've been, replies, "Well, don't do that."

The only true way to secure the PC, short of disconnecting it from
the Internet, is to install and *properly* configure a firewall; just
installing one and letting it's default settings handle things is no
good. Unfortunately, this does require one to learn a little bit more
about using a computer than used to be necessary.

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Bruce Chambers

Help us help you:
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You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
both at once. - RAH


how do I tirn off messenger service pop ups