[Dshield] New critical Windows vulnerabilities

Josh Tolley josh at raintreeinc.com
Thu Oct 16 17:57:18 GMT 2003


Kenneth Coney wrote:

> For those of us without MS certification, does the Messenger service 
> have any function beyond allowing pop ups, and is there a way for a 
> home user to simply delete the Messenger service from their at home 
> XP, or at least knock it out (renaming perhaps?) while still 
> maintaining functionality of their XP machine for spreadsheets, WP and 
> web surfing?

We had a receptionist who liked to bother us programmers with windows 
messages ad nauseum after an unthinking  tech showed her how to do it, 
so we all turned the service off. We haven't suffered any ill effects 
(other than the receptionist bugging us in person now).

Josh




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