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Messenger Service Spam Popup

By cdietz ·
For the past 2 weeks at work we have been receiving Messenger Service messages everyday on servers and workstations advertising fat reduction or diplomas. They orginally started on servers at our hosting center outside of our firewall, then to servers on the inside of the firewall. A few weeks later we started getting them at our home office, and just today I received one on my non-connected to work, home computer. Has any one else been getting these, and if so how are they taking advantage of Messaging, what is their source, how do you make them stop etc etcetc?

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Messenger service spam popup

by malosa In reply to Messenger Service Spam Po ...

There is an article about this on ZDNET: http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105-962483.html. I haven't read it all the way through, but there are also some reply posts that say to disable the messenger sevice. However, I'm still researching how to do thison XP. I've been getting them at home too. ANNOYING!!!!!!

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Disable Messenger Service

by vzamora In reply to Messenger service spam po ...

I disabled the messenger service and didn't receive the popups anymore. Hope this will help.

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Okay, how?

by murphy.scott In reply to Disable Messenger Service

Sounds like you have the answer, but would you mind explaining just how you disabled it? Sorry for being not quite up to speed.

Thanks,
Scott

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