Messenger Service - Unwanted message popping up

Posted on 2003-03-01
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Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I keep getting a message popping up from 'Janita Girl' looking for a boy in UK,Telling me to look at her picture on her website every 8 minutes or so. This is very annoying. I don't know how to stop it.I don't have any contacts on messenger service and have even signed off & clicked properties tab on messenger for messages not to pop up. It still keeps popping up! How can I stop it please?
Question by:SueTim
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ghana earned 200 total points
ID: 8047196
The messenger service, not to be confused with MSN Messenger chat client, is recently used to send spam messages. You have to disable the messenger service to stop these popups. See the following link for a short description how to do that on Windows XP/2000/NT:


On Windows 98/ME the messenger service can not disabled for its own. You have to remove the File and Print Services: Control Panel - Network - mark "Microsoft File and Print Services" - Remove. Be aware that this removes all shared network drives and printers from this computer.

Author Comment

ID: 8047511
Thanks. Have followed instructions to disable 'Messenger'. Seems to have solved problem. Thanks again!

Expert Comment

ID: 8056828
Hi We've also been receiving these same pop-up's from Janitagirl - but with a difference - she seems to have blocked all our secure sites on the internet as well as freezing up our email.

She's put 2 programs (.gd files) on our harddrive and we're unable to delete them

any suggestions - very frustrating

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ID: 8089636
go into mange richt click my computer go into services and applactions click messenger dialbl it

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