Messenger Spam

  scotwin 22:58 29 Apr 03

I have been getting quite a lot of the above recently and in this months PC Advisor there is a question about it (page 96) and advises Win XP users to enable the built in Internet Connection Firewall.
How do I do that...................

  VoG™ 23:02 29 Apr 03

Start, Control Panel/Network connections and select yout connection, General tab, Properties button, Advanced tab and tick the box.

However, XP's own firewall only protects against incoming traffic. Better free firewalls are availavle such as ZoneLabs, Outpost and so on.

  MAJ 23:02 29 Apr 03

Disable the Messenger Service in XP, that'll get rid of it. click here

  scotwin 14:46 30 Apr 03

Thanks MAJ. Slightly different route to get there but I think I got it in the end.

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