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the windows messenger program is loading unexpectedly. It is not included in the Startup group and I have the "Run Windows Messenger when Windows Starts" option turned off. I have the outgoing connection blocked by ZoneAlarm and I use Norton Antivirus which does not detect any viruses. Any suggestions. Thanks in advance for any help
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Run this

http://grc.com/stm/s...hemessenger.htm
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Outlook Express also opens Messenger and then won't let it go away until both IE, OE and MSN Explorer are all shut down.

Unfortunately, this persistant habit of having Messenger run at the slightest opportunity is how Microsoft designed it to work. See the link above to get shot of the thing.
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Run this

http://grc.com/stm/s...hemessenger.htm


Hi Keith,
thanks for taking the time to reply. I ran the utility you suggested, although it hasn't cured the problem it has obviously done something because my machine is running much, much faster. So thanks for the help.
Cheers
Dean
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