1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

message service

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by divorce3, Apr 16, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. divorce3

    divorce3 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Messages:
    75
    Windows XP. Could someone please tell me how to disable message
    service pop ups. Thanks
     
  2. Lobos

    Lobos

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2004
    Messages:
    248
    goto contorl panel
    hit administrative tools
    hit services
    scroll all the way down to messenger
    right click click hit properties

    now on the general tab
    where it says start up type make sure its on disabled
    and where it says service status make sure it is stopped

    then hit apply and ok
     
  3. colmaca

    colmaca

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    Messages:
    1,429
  4. REBECKA

    REBECKA

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Messages:
    9
    You can add it to the add/remove programs so that you can remove it for good

    Navigate to c:\windows\inf and open sysoc.inf
    You will see the following line:

    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7


    Change it from:

    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7

    to:

    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,7

    Basically delete the hide and one comma. Then it will show up in add/remove and you can rid yourself of this awful program and all its security risks it can bring to your PC
    BYE BYE MESSENGER (y)
     
  5. colmaca

    colmaca

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    Messages:
    1,429
    they were talking about the windows messenger service not windows messenger like msn messenger.
     
  6. buddhafabio

    buddhafabio

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Messages:
    2,246
    it is an indication of a worse problem. it means you have open ports. and that means you can have your security hacked. getting the messages to stop is only a bandaid to the problem. get a firewall perferably a hardware version and they will stop and you have better security.
     
  7. kath100

    kath100

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Messages:
    1,062
  8. REBECKA

    REBECKA

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Messages:
    9
    Ahhhh IC, Thank you, here I thought I knew what was going on for once and I was wrong, LOL.
     
  9. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - message service
  1. flavallee
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    878
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/220913

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice