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sean
07-07-2003, 02:13 PM
I've got Windows XP (I heard it had security issues, so I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it). When ever I'm connected to the internet, a couple of time per hour, windows will pop with the same title as this post, and advertize things. I believe they work on IP address, but is there anyway I can block those? They'll pop up without me even viewing a site.

mart_man00
07-07-2003, 02:29 PM
is it loaded on startup?

start->run->msconfig->startup tab

you dont need anything in there normally, the registry one you might want to keep.

Hammer
07-07-2003, 02:37 PM
Try here:
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

Or more specifically, here:
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Messenger

Ben_Robotics
07-07-2003, 02:41 PM
hey,

somebody suggested this to me to kill all pop-ups but it never worked on my machine (i also have XP and am suffering from the same "disease" Sean :) -- although it worked on theirs:

Start -> Run -> Services.msc -> Messanger -> (right click to properties) -> start up type (change to disable)

give it a shot and let me know if its working on your machine. tnx.

Ben_Robotics
07-07-2003, 02:43 PM
interesting!

now that im reading Hammer's reference site it is suggested not to do what i just said! hmmmm.

Ben_Robotics
07-07-2003, 02:45 PM
ok,
i messed up! it looks like these guys do like services.msc:

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

my bad! :D

sean
07-07-2003, 03:19 PM
Well I'll have a look on those two sites, thanks. No, it's just when I'm in the middle of doing something. There's also a problem, that occasionally a gray rectangle will appear on my desktop, and cover 90% of the screen. The tab on the start bar has no title, and it doesn appear after Ctrl + Alt + Del.

sean
07-07-2003, 03:22 PM
OK, I looked at those. Anyone know how I can disable the messenger service?

PJYelton
07-07-2003, 03:31 PM
I used to have the same problem as you and disabling messenger service fixed it. Can't remember which site I used, but google brought up this: http://www.lantalk.net/disable_messenger.php

Ben_Robotics
07-07-2003, 05:19 PM
Sean,
isnt there a "disable" button on the screen?

sean
07-07-2003, 05:33 PM
No, but problem solved.

sean
07-07-2003, 06:46 PM
Sorry - I thought you meant for the messenger service. That problem's solved, but the grey rectangle is just 2d, no features.

Xterria
07-07-2003, 11:10 PM
lol all the messenger services talk about is how to stop them by buying 20 dollar crap when you can just disable them :D

RoD
07-08-2003, 10:34 AM
start---program---admin tools---services---messenger, properties.

click manual then apply and click stop. Then change type from manual to disable, all done.

XSquared
07-08-2003, 12:19 PM
Start->run->cmd->net stop messenger

RoD
07-08-2003, 10:18 PM
that stops it but it will come back on reboot