[pcductape] Re: Can anyone tell me what this means?

  • From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 21:31:21 -0800

Thanks Pam. :O)
Bob Noble
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 9:27 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: Can anyone tell me what this means?

> Hi Bob,
> Go to that site I sent earlier for Lisa. It does a better job explaining it
> than I would. Here is an excerpt from it.
> http://www.grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm
> Windows Messenger Service
> The first thing to understand is that the Windows Messenger Service is
> completely different from, and not in any way related to, "MSN Messenger",
> "Windows Messenger", or any other well-known instant messaging system.
> Therefore, disabling the Windows Messenger service will have no effect upon
> your use of any other instant messaging applications. They will continue to
> work without trouble.
> If you ever see legitimate pop-up warnings or announcements with the phrase
> "Messenger Service" in the title bar, you might have an application running
> in your system that relies upon the built-in Messenger Service for the
> delivery of its information. But every application we know of displays its
> own pop-up alert dialogs, and we're not aware of any programs that rely upon
> the Messenger Service. It's just a theoretical possibility. If it turns out
> that you do need to have the Messenger Service running, "Shoot The
> Messenger" will easily re-enable and start the service.

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