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.NET Messenger?


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shariama

In the past few weeks I have all of a sudden started getting a pop-up window when I connect to the net indicating that I have to verify my email address with NET messenger. I have never received an email to allow me to verify this and get rid of it. I have totally removed MSN Messenger from my PC and I don't see anything anywhere about a NET messenger that will allow me to remove it. I don't want this running but I have no idea how to get rid of it. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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Frank

Is the message coming from your system tray? If it is, it is probably coming from MSN messenger. It is really tough to get rid of. I used this registry hack to get rid of it. Hope this helps!

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best_uv_d_best

no that's not it... he's talking about Windows Messenger. Because he didn't sign up with a @msn.com or @hotmail.com email address, it wants the address "verified", but you can't... so it just nags you forever... amen. Make a new screeny, and use a MSN or Hotmail email address.

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shariama

Is there any way I can stop this from running other than getting a hotmail address and "verifying" it? I've never had it before (had this XP machine now for 1.5 years) and I really don't want it running now, either. Just making it "go away" isn't what I'd prefer to do if there is any way to stop it.

Thanks for your replies!

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best_uv_d_best

i've never found a way to date. It checks on MS's server to see if you're verified, and there's no way to "hack" that. if you sign up w/ a hotmail/msn addy, it won't even make you verify it... it just lets you be with no nags and a fully functional Messenger.

If you find a way you must promise to post, but good luck...

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shariama

I think it was Windows Messenger and a friend just saw my post and called. He told me to remove the .net passports in my User Accounts, which stops XP from checking automatically but doesn't change the actual .net passport itself if I still want to use it. Seems to be working so far with no "dire results". Thanks again for all the help!

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