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divorce3

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I've been out of the U.K. for some while, on return to my computer I've
been bombarded with pop up's from some messenger service offering
any thing from viagra to virgins. I'm looking for a good blocking program.
Any ideas Thanks
 
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divorce3 said:
I've been out of the U.K. for some while, on return to my computer I've
been bombarded with pop up's from some messenger service offering
any thing from viagra to virgins. I'm looking for a good blocking program.
Any ideas Thanks
Hi

Rather than use a blocking program just disable the Messenger service in Windows.

Windows 2000
Click Start-> Settings-> Control Panel-> Administrative Tools->Services
Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK


Windows XP Home
Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
Click Performance and Maintenance
Click Administrative Tools
Double click Services Scroll
down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK


Windows XP Professional
Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
Click Administrative Tools
Click Services
Double click Services Scroll
down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK


Windows NT
Click Start ->Control Panel
Double Click Administrative Tools
Select Services-> Double-click on Messenger
In the Messenger Properties window, select Stop,
Then choose Disable as the Startup Type
Click OK

Hope that helps.
 

crjdriver

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Along with disabling the service, you might want to add a popup blocker. One of the best is the Google toolbar. It allows you to block popups and best of all it is free for download from Google.
 
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