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How to disable Net messenger from running?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mikeb2, Sep 11, 2003.

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  1. mikeb2

    mikeb2 Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure why this just started happening, but for the past few weeks, everytime I log onto the internet I get a little box in the lower right corner of my screen that tells me there are new updates for .Net Messenger available, then the program itself launches and I have to manually close it. I took a brief scan through the menu options, but could not figure out how to disable the auto lookup for new updates. I'm not even sure what this program is for?

    A second thing I noticed, and am not sure if there related, but now when I'm about to pick my log on icon, within the icon is a message that says I have 15 unread messages. I've never seen a notice like that before in the 6 months or so since I'd bought this computer (which by the way is running Windows XP home ed). Could someone give me a little advice. Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. BillC

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    It seems to me that you probably have the 'start at boot' option enabled. You should disable it by looking in the messenger Tools >Options > perferences and un-tick it.

    I'm not familiar with the messages in your logon icon?
     
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