Originally posted by Derrick
if you are running xp here's what you need to do go to start>run
type services.msi then scroll down to where it says messanger(this has nothing to do with msn messanger) double click on it change the setting from automatic to manual and apply. all better.
I also have adaware run automaticly on startup and I agree it is far better than spybot
Ad-Aware has a plug-in you can download to turn off windows xp messenger(NOT CHAT MESSENGERS) that does the same thing. Derrick, I couldn't bring up the services.mci, any chance you typed it wrong? I'm running XP, just says cannot find path or some BS like that.