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Posted on 08/28/2003 6:54:16 PM PDT by scab4faa

Could someone point me or tell me how to disable messenger in winxp? I'm really tired of these popup msgs.


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1 posted on 08/28/2003 6:54:16 PM PDT by scab4faa
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To: scab4faa
There ist no escape!
2 posted on 08/28/2003 6:55:21 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: scab4faa
Disabling the Messenger Service

To remove the ability for anyone in the world to pop up messages on your computer, you can disable the Messenger service. Its easy to reverse at a later time if you wish to do so.

Windows 2000

Click Start-> Settings-> Control Panel-> Administrative Tools->Services
Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK


Windows XP Home

Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
Click Performance and Maintenance
Click Administrative Tools
Double click Services Scroll
down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK

Windows XP Professional

Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
Click Administrative Tools
Click Services
Double click Services Scroll
down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK


Windows NT

Click Start ->Control Panel
Double Click Administrative Tools
Select Services-> Double-click on Messenger
In the Messenger Properties window, select Stop,
Then choose Disable as the Startup Type
Click OK

Windows 98 & ME
Windows Messenger Service cannot be disabled
3 posted on 08/28/2003 6:56:41 PM PDT by Recourse
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To: scab4faa
Are you talking specifically about MSN Messenger?


4 posted on 08/28/2003 6:56:54 PM PDT by rdb3 (They've read all the books but they can't find the answers...)
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To: scab4faa
Do you mean those pop-up ads that look like a windows page with the min/max button and the "close" button at the bottom with nothing but text and no link? Usually with the grey background?

If so, there is a way to turn those off but I'll have to look it up again.
5 posted on 08/28/2003 6:57:48 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats have stunted brain development!)
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To: scab4faa
Turning off Messenger won't stop popups.

Install the Google Toolbar and eliminate popups!

6 posted on 08/28/2003 6:59:20 PM PDT by xrp
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To: scab4faa
I have msn messenger and NO popups. I was getting one after the other until I uninstalled Weatherbug.
7 posted on 08/28/2003 7:00:25 PM PDT by redhead
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To: Fledermaus
Nevermind, Recourse beat me to it! WTG.

Now, any way to get the pop-up ads on the IE turned off? The Orbitz ones are killing me. Some sites are worse than others though...Chicago Sun-Times hits you twice coming and going with every click.

NRO used to not use them, but they have 2 or 3 going on the home page now.

8 posted on 08/28/2003 7:00:34 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats have stunted brain development!)
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To: Fledermaus
I've tried a bunch of them, and I think AdsBGone is by far the best.

http://www.adsgone.com/default.asp?ref=
9 posted on 08/28/2003 7:01:55 PM PDT by Recourse
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To: rdb3
No the messenger service has NOTHING to do MSN IM Messenger. The two are very different. You can download a utility from Steve Gibson at http://www.grc.com to turn off the messenger service.
10 posted on 08/28/2003 7:03:25 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Fledermaus
PopUpStopper works well. There are many freeware apps.
11 posted on 08/28/2003 7:03:30 PM PDT by gitmo (Americans are learning world geography ... one war at a time.)
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To: Fledermaus
That new Google Tool Bar thingy works very well.

Download it Here.

12 posted on 08/28/2003 7:04:26 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: All
On the subject of Windows Messenger (the instant messaging program)...I can't close it! Even when I reboot my machine fresh and close everything in the system tray, Windows XP will not allow me to exit Windows Messenger. On top of that, it logs me on automatically at whim. It's driving me nuts. There are people on there that I don't want to talk to, and I don't want them knowing I'm online. I'm not convinced that simply blocking them will prevent them from knowing I'm online.

Does anybody know how I can permanently shut off Windows Messenger, or delete the program altogether? I didn't install it in the first place -- it came preinstalled on my laptop.

13 posted on 08/28/2003 7:06:20 PM PDT by TrappedInLiberalHell (Pete Rose, but then he fell)
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To: Fledermaus
Do you mean those pop-up ads that look like a windows page with the min/max button and the "close" button at the bottom with nothing but text and no link?
Best solution to that is to buy a router. You can get a good one (like a Linksys) for under a hundred bucks. First, though, try the free version of ZoneAlarm, too. I run ZoneAlarm plus use a router and I'm completely invisible on the internet and immune to those messenger service pop-ups.

14 posted on 08/28/2003 7:06:41 PM PDT by DallasMike
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To: scab4faa
Go to Steve Gibson's Home Page and get his "ShootTheMessenger," which is a toggle to shut down the messenger service. However, I don't know if it works on both ports (135 and 1026). BTW, disabling this will NOT disable MS Messenger. It only disables the "messenger service" that allows those annoying pop-ups.

If you're looking for a way to stop pop-ups in IE, check out Pop-Up Stopper. It seems to work pretty well, altough a few seem to get through every now and then. Mozilla's works beautifully, but the browser and mail client are simply too unstable for me to continue using (as he works in Mozilla!) I really like it, but I may have to give it up. Browser and email client keep crashing.

Mark

15 posted on 08/28/2003 7:06:52 PM PDT by MarkL (Get something every day from the four basic food groups: canned, frozen, fast and takeout)
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To: Fledermaus
Now, any way to get the pop-up ads on the IE turned off?

We are talking about 2 types of popups. The first kind is the annoying 'Windows' box that pops up and requires you to hit the 'OK' button to close it. Usually, this pop-up will display info where they are willing to sell you the information given (very expertly) by Recourse in post #3. Or, you can (wisely, IMHO) drop ~$50 and buy a Router from CompUSA, Fry's, Circuit City or Best Buy; these will work as a firewall protecting you from internet virus attacks, hackers, allow you to share your internet connection with 200+ PC's in your house, and yes ... stop this type of annoying Popup.

The second are Pop-up advertizements, for these you can go to www.analogx.com and pull down a free program called 'Pow!'. It 'learns' what windows to close, all you have to do is tell it what pop-ups you want (on monster.com, for example) and the one's you don't (like the Amazing X-cam). Or, you can journey to www.download.com and search for Popup, and you will find an assortment of free (and not free) software solutions.

16 posted on 08/28/2003 7:08:26 PM PDT by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: DallasMike
You can do as Recourse mentioned in Message 3, but buying a router and installing a good software firewall, like ZoneAlarm, is a must because they protect you against so many other things.
17 posted on 08/28/2003 7:08:43 PM PDT by DallasMike
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To: redhead
You might try Weather matrix. It doesn't have the popups and fairly decent weather notification.
18 posted on 08/28/2003 7:11:05 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TrappedInLiberalHell
I had the same problem when I recently upgraded my MSN Instant Messenger. It would not let me exit the program, no way, no how. I'm running windows98. So...I went to MyComputer/ControlPanel/AddRemovePrograms and deleted the whole program. No more problem.
19 posted on 08/28/2003 7:16:58 PM PDT by RGVTx ("France seems to us an aging whore desperate to attract even the most diseased customers.")
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To: Fledermaus
Now, any way to get the pop-up ads on the IE turned off?

I bought Norton Security 2003 and it blocks all ads, including popups, beautifully. You can pick it up on eBay for $20 including shipping. It includes a firewall too.

20 posted on 08/28/2003 7:20:22 PM PDT by alnick
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To: MarkL
Just an FYI -- Steve Gibson is pretty much an idiot.
21 posted on 08/28/2003 7:21:36 PM PDT by xrp
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To: alnick
Norton (Symantec) also blocks links to many pro-gun and pro-conservative websites on the Internet.

I hope you're proud of your purchase.

22 posted on 08/28/2003 7:22:19 PM PDT by xrp
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To: TrappedInLiberalHell
See this article. I tweaked a similar registry key on my new machine at work the other day and it worked fine. This is not the same key but it's worth a try.

Note that you will have to disable it in Outlook (Tools, Options, Other, Enable Instant Messaging in Microsoft Outlook) or in Outlook Express (Tools, Options, General, Automatically logon to Windows Messenger).

23 posted on 08/28/2003 7:22:23 PM PDT by DallasMike
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To: xrp
Norton hasn't blocked any sites that I've tried to go to.
24 posted on 08/28/2003 7:25:15 PM PDT by alnick
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To: All
Thanks for the info.. I play Everquest online and while I'm playing I get those darn messenger popups (the ones you have to click ok to) and it ends up locking my game up and I have to reboot.. I will try some of these ideas and see what works.. Thanks again Freepers!
25 posted on 08/28/2003 7:25:23 PM PDT by scab4faa (Can't sleep.. the clowns will eat me... Can't sleep.. the clowns will eat me... Can't sleep..)
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To: alnick
I think it is whichever product that offers content filtering.
26 posted on 08/28/2003 7:26:46 PM PDT by xrp
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To: xrp
I have Norton running now and I just logged onto nra.org with no problem. I control which sites I visit, not Norton. :-)
27 posted on 08/28/2003 7:27:25 PM PDT by alnick
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To: DallasMike; RGVTx
Thanks to you both! I suppose I could have searched for this information, but I figured I'd tap Free Republic while the iron was hot.
28 posted on 08/28/2003 7:28:26 PM PDT by TrappedInLiberalHell (Pete Rose, but then he fell)
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To: Fledermaus; scab4faa
I believe the requester is talking about the buddy lists which cause the popups stating so-and-so is now online, etc.

scab: Look in the Tools/Options menu to turn off the Messenger popups, in the Preferences tab, and uncheck the "Display alerts when contact come online." There are a few of these types of alerts to check off or on.

29 posted on 08/28/2003 7:28:37 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: scab4faa
MarkL has the correct answer. Go to Gibson Research and download ShootTheMessenger.

This particular gadget is a part of Windows, and has nothing to do either with Windows Messenger or MSN Messenger or popup ads.

While you're at Gibsons, I'd also suggest downloading Unplug and Pray.

These two tiny programs simply toggle the settings in WindowsXP or 2000. It's much easier than going into the Control Panel and a dozen other steps to toggle them manually.
30 posted on 08/28/2003 7:29:20 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Fledermaus
"net stop messenger", then disable it.
31 posted on 08/28/2003 7:30:32 PM PDT by Doohickey (Hey, I need you to go down to the torpedo room and get me some tag line.)
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To: xrp
I think it is whichever product that offers content filtering.

The program that I have, Norton Security, has a parental control feature, which I have disabled. I'm not interested in the parental control, so I haven't ever bothered with that part of the program.

As long as it's an optional feature, it doesn't bother me one bit. I don't consider it censorship by Norton if I have the option to use the feature or ignore it.

32 posted on 08/28/2003 7:31:04 PM PDT by alnick
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To: Cicero
What are you talking about? He's talking about the gray Messenger popups. My solution in Post 3 is the correct one. It takes all of 20 seconds. Case closed.
33 posted on 08/28/2003 7:32:32 PM PDT by Recourse
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To: Recourse
scab is referring to MSN Messenger.

34 posted on 08/28/2003 7:35:05 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: alnick
Yeah, but how much every year to renew? I forgot I had McAfee Privacy and such. But they are $34.95 a year. I'm not going to pay $35 a year for virus protection and another $35 a year for other things like security and firewall.

My ISP has a firewall in it's network connections I use with the cable modem.

I'll check out Norton and others, thanks.
35 posted on 08/28/2003 7:35:05 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats have stunted brain development!)
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To: scab4faa
Try RedHat lol
36 posted on 08/28/2003 7:37:21 PM PDT by Havoc (If you can't be frank all the time are you lying the rest of the time?)
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To: Fledermaus
When it's time to renew, I just buy a later version on ebay for $15 plus shipping.

37 posted on 08/28/2003 7:42:06 PM PDT by alnick
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To: scab4faa
Go to the link below - has a lot of info on things you can do to improve the way XP works. Reading through it, you will find registry entries you can make that will remove the linkage to MSN instant messenger and allow it to be fully unloaded from your system. Go here:
http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=guide&dId=324

Dave in Eugene
38 posted on 08/28/2003 8:54:17 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (Keep forgetting to update this thing from thread-specific taglines. Am I the only one?)
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To: Cicero
Thanks, and don't forget "SOCKETLOCK" and "SOCKET-TO-ME" either, although is you've been keeping up with Windows patches, these should already be taken care of.

Mark
39 posted on 08/29/2003 9:08:28 AM PDT by MarkL (Get something every day from the four basic food groups: canned, frozen, fast and takeout)
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To: MarkL; All

I want to get rid of "Outlook Express" and can't seem to delete it from my computer. It keeps coming back.

How can I kill it?


40 posted on 06/04/2006 2:05:08 PM PDT by Palladin ("Governor Lynn Swann."...it has a nice ring to it!)
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To: Palladin

I'm not really sure why you would want to, but have you tried deleting the c:\program files\outlook express\msimn.exe ? If it keeps coming back and you're running Windows XP, also check for a msimn.exe.[something].pf in the c:\windows\prefetch folder, and delete that too.

Mark


41 posted on 06/04/2006 5:05:53 PM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: MarkL

Than you. I'll try that.


42 posted on 06/05/2006 2:48:03 PM PDT by Palladin ("Governor Lynn Swann."...it has a nice ring to it!)
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