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Old 15-08-2003, 04:32 PM   #1
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Pop Up messages

If your getting Pop ups like this one below

This is how to stop them getting to you every day.


(sample of pop up)
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Old 15-08-2003, 04:38 PM   #2
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Click "Start" button
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Old 15-08-2003, 04:40 PM   #3
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Go to

Menu "Settings / Control Panel / Administrative Tools"
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Old 15-08-2003, 04:43 PM   #4
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Then Select "Services"
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When "Services" is open

look for a Service called "Messenger"
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Hightlight it
then "double click it"
or
"right mouse click on it /Look in menu for Properties / Left click on Properties"
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Old 15-08-2003, 04:49 PM   #8
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you should now see this box come up
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Old 15-08-2003, 04:54 PM   #9
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There is a section on this box that says
"Startup Type"
From the pull down menu next to that select "Manual"

After you have done that
just below it
there is something called
"Service Status"
Click on "Stop"
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Old 15-08-2003, 04:59 PM   #10
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Now click on "Apply"
this should bring up a "status window" (see image)
which will then disappear
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Old 15-08-2003, 05:00 PM   #11
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That should all be changed now and stop you
receiving messages

Your Messenger settings should look like the one below
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Old 15-08-2003, 05:03 PM   #12
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Please thank Colio who sent in the screen shots (as did loads of others but Colio sent them 1st)

I really hope this is of some help for some of you.
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i got stuck on the first bit, where it said something about sheep
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also a some of the free firewalls will also stop them - which tbh if you are connected directly to the internet you should have.
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