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ridingtoohigh

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I recently read an article that suggested one solution for stopping massive amounts of popups by going into services.msc and disabling the "Messenger". My concern is that this might prevent other programs from accessing updates and things like that. Does anyone know the benefits of disabling this option? Thanks.
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

I've had Windows Messenger disabled from day one with absolutely no ill effects!!

Murray
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Me too, get all virus and windows update notices. Dosen't seem to affect anything.
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