> Disabling Messenger Service can be a good idea, but it does not solve
> the real problem.
> The ads are not the real problem, the ads are only a symptom.
> The real problem is open ports that allow unwanted traffic into the
> Disabling Messenger does nothing for the open ports.
> The firewall controls the traffic.
> Internet Connection Firewall will not work if you have AOL.
> AOL is not compatible with Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall
> If you have AOL, you should contact AOL and/or get a 3rd party
> Disable Messenger Service:
> Start/Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, click Services.
> Go down to "Messenger".
> Right click "Messenger" and select Properties.
> Then under Start-up select DISABLE
> Click OK and follow prompts
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> An easier way to read newsgroup messages:
> Please respond to newsgroup only for everyone's benefit.
> "Angel Rios" <pcnoitallhotmail.com> wrote in message
> > It's not spyware, it's a form of advertising using
> > Microsoft's own Messaging Service implemented into
> > Windows XP, 2000 and NT. And I don't need to go to a
> > website like [url]www.messengerstopper.com[/url] and pay thirty
> > bucks just for those things to stop popping up all the
> > time, everywhere, browser on or not, just if im online.
> > With all due respect for your good corporation. I don't
> > think I have to pay more money other than the two-hundred
> > for my Windows XP. I hope of all things that you could
> > fix the problem and for free, as a windows update. Thank
> > you