Mutating Windows Spam

After adding a new service pack to my Windows 2000 install, I started to get embarassing popup spam when on the net. I don’t even know this Jennifer woman, I tell my wife. Anyway, here’s the disable protocol, which I finally bothered to look up:

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“Disabling Windows Messenger Service Windows 2000

  • Click the Start Button
  • Choose Settings > Control Panel
  • Double-click ‘Administrative Tools’ and
  • double-click on ‘Services’
  • Scroll down and right-click on ‘Messenger’
  • Choose Properties
  • Click the ‘Stop’ button to turn the Messenger service off
  • Change the ‘Startup type’ to ‘Disabled’ to keep it from restarting when you reboot
  • Click OK and you’re done “