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Mrcobra

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i have checked msconfig for windows messenger and it is NOT there, I can I get this to STOP askng for permission to access the internet ? It is NOT MSN messenger, Zone Alarm says its "Windows Messenger"

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You need to upgrade to SP2 for this and other security reasons . . to fix this specific issue, go to services and set Windows Messenger service to disabled and click Stop.

That should kill it.
 

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simpswr said:
You need to upgrade to SP2 for this and other security reasons . . to fix this specific issue, go to services and set Windows Messenger service to disabled and click Stop.

That should kill it.
Ok so please tell me what I do if I already have SP, which I knew I did. Where do I find services ?
 
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Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Services and Applications . . Services. If it is set to Automatic, change to disable and then stop it.

ARe you sure you have SP2 . . Windows Messenger is disabled in SP2 and must be started intentionally.
 
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1. Click on the Start button and select Run.
2. Type
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
in the text box and click OK. You will see a progress bar appear shortly as it deletes its files and it will then ask you to reboot. After the reboot the program will be gone.

I suggest you cut and paste it to Start/Run...to make sure you don't mistype!
 

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simpswr said:
Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Services and Applications . . Services. If it is set to Automatic, change to disable and then stop it.

ARe you sure you have SP2 . . Windows Messenger is disabled in SP2 and must be started intentionally.
It is disabled already. I went into system and it says SP2......The startup type is disabled, theres also a manual option should this be on disabled as well ?
 

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unbidden said:
1. Click on the Start button and select Run.
2. Type
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
in the text box and click OK. You will see a progress bar appear shortly as it deletes its files and it will then ask you to reboot. After the reboot the program will be gone.

I suggest you cut and paste it to Start/Run...to make sure you don't mistype!
Trying this RIGHT NOW
 
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Good catch by unbidden. . I wrongly assumed it was Messenger Service . . I think his fix will get it for you.

In M/S infinate wisdom, they devised three separate messenger programs . . Messenger Service, Windows Messenger . . and MSN Messenger . .

but then what do you expect from a system that has you press Start to turn off? ?
 

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simpswr said:
Good catch by Mrcobra . . I wrongly assumed it was Messenger Service . . I think his fix will get it for you.

In M/S infinate wisdom, they devised three separate messenger programs . . Messenger Service, Windows Messenger . . and MSN Messenger . .

but then what do you expect from a system that has you press Start to turn off? ?
Issue SOLVED. Thanks for the help guys (y)
 
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