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Anyone seen pop ups using the OS messenger service ? Any issues with that as far as security  or open ports ?
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yes.  you can block the ports, 136 137 i think..  check google.

or you can stop the service in administrative tools.

nice that people have to always come up with new annoying ways to spam us....

Mikeal www.chatutopia.net
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We use the messenger service for alerting and sending emergency messages via "net send" so I want to keep it on.
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well, the just block the ports on your router and you can effectively stop the internet spam os messages.

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