MSN Messenger Message Box Annoyance Please Help!

  miller256 22:55 22 Apr 03

Does anybody know how to disable the message Boxes that can be sent through MSN Messenger Service and pop up on the desktop?

They are always adverts, though usually for porn and the like, and is nothing more than an irritance as 4 or 5 message boxes will pop-up every internet session.

I'm sure there is a way to disable them by going into the registry but unless I have fairly exact instructions I don't really like going into the registry and fiddling.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  Legolas 22:58 22 Apr 03

Messenger Service Popup Advertising
I despise spammers and the messages they send. The latest trend is using the messenger service to send pop up advertising spam to unprotected computers. It's important to note that these messages have no relation to MSN or Microsoft Messenger. Messenger service is used via the 'net send' command to send messages between networked computers. If you don't have network access or use the 'net send' command it's easy to disable the messenger service and eliminate the popup activity. For more information on the Messenger service, see Knowledge Base Article Q168893.

Disable Messenger Service
Click Start > Run and type "services.msc" (no quotes) in the Open: line and click OK

In the right pane, scroll down to Messenger.

Double click Messenger and click the General tab.

Under Service Status: click the Stop button.

In the Startup Type: drop down box, select Disable.

Click Apply and OK.

The above is from a site I found and it should prevent these popups

  miller256 23:07 22 Apr 03

That did the trick

Cheers for that Legolas

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