What you're seeing is the built-in Messenger service in NT/Windows 2000 and XP for sending
quick "pop up" messages across networks which spammers are exploiting. This is not Microsoft
(or even their network), nor can they can control it anymore then they can control the spam
arriving in your e-mail. If you don't want these to come up again, you can stop this from
happening by going 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.
Windows MVP, Messenger
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
Quote:> I keep getting unsolicited messages from "Messenger
> Service" saying
> "Message from JANITA22W to 126.96.36.199 on 7/5/2003
> 11:47:18 AM" Can you tell me how I can get rid of this
>I keep getting unsolicited messages from "Messenger
>"Message from JANITA22W to 188.8.131.52 on 7/5/2003
>11:47:18 AM" Can you tell me how I can get rid of this
Since three days on my computer MSN messenger not
connecting to Messenger service. It suddenly stopped
working. I have been using MSN messenger for long time
with out any problems.Other Messengers like Yahoo and AOL
are working fine. Also Internet browser is working fine.
I changed my computer yesterday and then it worked for a
day and having same problem at home.
I see some pop up messages occassionly related to MSN
messenger even though my MSN messenger not connected.
Can some one help. I use comcast cable internet.
MSN messenger works fine from my office computer.