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    ‘Messenger Service’ stuck on my computer

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    by laura_mon18 ·

    I have a consistantly reoccurring window titled ‘messenger service’on my desktop and it comes back even when I close it. The messages in the window vary from text adverts for pornogrphic websites to what i assume are mock ‘warnings’ claiming that my system is broadcasting its IP address all over the web, and that to stop it i need to go to http://www.endmessenger.com. I am not terribly IT literate and so i have not visited the afore mentioned site due to fears that i may pick up more viruses in the process. Please can you give me some guidance on how to get rid of this nuisance and tell me if it can do my system any harm.

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    • #3311720

      Reply To: ‘Messenger Service’ stuck on my computer

      by vinnyd ·

      In reply to ‘Messenger Service’ stuck on my computer

      Go into Administrative tools and then services

      Turn off the Messenger Service

      Make sure it is set to manual or disabled

    • #3311704

      Reply To: ‘Messenger Service’ stuck on my computer

      by don christner ·

      In reply to ‘Messenger Service’ stuck on my computer

      Did you also stop the service or reboot? Setting it to manual or disabled is what the service will do at bootup. Stopping it AND setting it to manual or disabled is what you really need.

      No, I would not go to that site. If they’re using a security hole in Messanger, how could you trust their site?

      Don

      • #3311692

        Reply To: ‘Messenger Service’ stuck on my computer

        by laura_mon18 ·

        In reply to Reply To: ‘Messenger Service’ stuck on my computer

        It seems to have worked! THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR YOU HELP! And, also thanks to Vinny D. I really appreciate your assistance. Don’t know what i would have done other wise. Thanks again.

    • #3311701

      Reply To: ‘Messenger Service’ stuck on my computer

      by bfilmfan ·

      In reply to ‘Messenger Service’ stuck on my computer

      If you prefer to remove Windows Messenger manually, click Start, Run and enter the following command:

      RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

    • #3311691

      Reply To: ‘Messenger Service’ stuck on my computer

      by laura_mon18 ·

      In reply to ‘Messenger Service’ stuck on my computer

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