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    Retired SCORM Guru PAlexC's Avatar
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    XP/2K Spam on Desktop?

    This happened to me twice yesterday:

    I got a pop-up that looked more like a windows dialog box. It happened on a laptop at work that was dialed out via modem (testing) that I KNOW didn't have MSN Messenger on it, running Win2K, and about 10 minutes after I helped my nieghbor set up his new Dell running XP Home.

    What's the deal? Does anyone have an article on these?
    "What really bugs me is that my mom had the audacity to call Flash Kit a bunch of 'inept jack-asses'." - sk8Krog
    ...and now I have tape all over my face.

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    Juvenile Delinquent CVO Chris's Avatar
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    I think we're going to see alot of these...

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    only way to disable it is to go to control panel>Administrative tools>Components services>services Local, and disable the Messenger service and choose it NOT to start automatically, this will prevent A LOT of these messages, not all, but a lot


    Hope that helped

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    Retired SCORM Guru PAlexC's Avatar
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    So it's not an MSN Messenger component? It's a different messaging component embedded into windows?
    "What really bugs me is that my mom had the audacity to call Flash Kit a bunch of 'inept jack-asses'." - sk8Krog
    ...and now I have tape all over my face.

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    Originally posted by PAlexC
    So it's not an MSN Messenger component? It's a different messaging component embedded into windows?

    yes, it's not MSN Messenger but a different messaging service.

    u can find the tweak here.. and some more..

    http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakxp/

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    Thanks guys.
    "What really bugs me is that my mom had the audacity to call Flash Kit a bunch of 'inept jack-asses'." - sk8Krog
    ...and now I have tape all over my face.

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