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Friday, May 26, 2006


Turn off Windows Messenger

The Windows messenger function is not the same as the Windows Instant Messaging program. This function allows programs to send messages to other computers. It is the Windows function that spammers use to initiate popups.

The function is rarely used, and can be turned off as follows.

Windows XP Professional

Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Services
Select Services
Select Messenger | Right Click for Properties
Select STOP
Select Disable
Select OK

It can be started up again at any time.

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