Windows messenger attempting to access the internet



Pete
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Hi, I am using MSN messenger and today I am getting endless alerts from
Norton Internet Security that Windows Messenger is trying to access the
internet. Whether I block it or allow it these messages keep coming up. Any
ideas how I can stop Windows Messenger from doing this, or is it a problem
with my firewall settings?

Pete

Peter
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Go first into Windows Messenger Tools/Options and disable it from starting
with Windows and when you open it etc. Then go to Internet Explorer
Tools/Manage Add-ons and disable it there.

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Peter.
Toronto, Canada
XP Home SP2
P4 HT @ 3ghz, 1gb RAM, 160gb HD.
"Pete" <Pliers@bluewonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:5hgne.43217$G8.10147@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Hi, I am using MSN messenger and today I am getting endless alerts from
> Norton Internet Security that Windows Messenger is trying to access the
> internet. Whether I block it or allow it these messages keep coming up.
> Any ideas how I can stop Windows Messenger from doing this, or is it a
> problem with my firewall settings?
>
> Pete
>

Pete
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Thank you.

"Peter" <r2d2 AT cesmail DOT net> wrote in message
news:uKmE%235pZFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Go first into Windows Messenger Tools/Options and disable it from starting
> with Windows and when you open it etc. Then go to Internet Explorer
> Tools/Manage Add-ons and disable it there.
>
> --
> Peter.
> Toronto, Canada
> XP Home SP2
> P4 HT @ 3ghz, 1gb RAM, 160gb HD.
> "Pete" <Pliers@bluewonder.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:5hgne.43217$G8.10147@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>> Hi, I am using MSN messenger and today I am getting endless alerts from
>> Norton Internet Security that Windows Messenger is trying to access the
>> internet. Whether I block it or allow it these messages keep coming up.
>> Any ideas how I can stop Windows Messenger from doing this, or is it a
>> problem with my firewall settings?
>>
>> Pete
>>
>
>

Peter
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
You are welcome. Incidentally, Ad-Aware SE Spyware cleaner also has some
useful plug-ins, such as Messenger Control, Windows Messenger Control etc.

--
Peter.
Toronto, Canada
XP Home SP2
P4 HT @ 3ghz, 1gb RAM, 160gb HD.
"Pete" <Pliers@bluewonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:QPhne.43278$G8.42290@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Thank you.
>
> "Peter" <r2d2 AT cesmail DOT net> wrote in message
> news:uKmE%235pZFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Go first into Windows Messenger Tools/Options and disable it from
>> starting with Windows and when you open it etc. Then go to Internet
>> Explorer Tools/Manage Add-ons and disable it there.
>>
>> --
>> Peter.
>> Toronto, Canada
>> XP Home SP2
>> P4 HT @ 3ghz, 1gb RAM, 160gb HD.
>> "Pete" <Pliers@bluewonder.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:5hgne.43217$G8.10147@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>>> Hi, I am using MSN messenger and today I am getting endless alerts from
>>> Norton Internet Security that Windows Messenger is trying to access the
>>> internet. Whether I block it or allow it these messages keep coming up.
>>> Any ideas how I can stop Windows Messenger from doing this, or is it a
>>> problem with my firewall settings?
>>>
>>> Pete
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


Windows messenger attempting to access the internet