If these "popups" that appeared had "Messenger Service" in their titlebar, what you're seeing
is the Messenger service built-in to Windows, *not* Windows Messenger (which are two
different things) which spammers are exploiting -- this is not Microsoft, nor can Microsoft
control them anymore then they can control spam to your e-mail inbox.
To get rid of these pop ups, you'll need to disable the "Messenger Service", go to the
Control Panel, choose Administrative Tools (if you're using XP, you may have to click Classic
View on the left). Double-click Services, and Scroll down to "Messenger", select it,
right-click and then choose Properties. Under startup type, choose disabled and then choose
the 'Stop' button. After the service is stopped, click OK.
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1. Go to start, then Run & type in services.msc Click ok
2. Scroll to Messenger, select it, right click it &
3. Under startup choose "Disabled", then choose stop
4. When stopped, click ok.
You have just gotten rid of them. I tried this and it
Somehow I have given the world access to my messenger and
I am getting pop-up ads all the time. Do I need to get a
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