anyone knows any solution to this live messenger popup issue?

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  1. siberianwolf

    siberianwolf Registered Member

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    everytime live msgr is launched, a popup about (supposedly)new features of wlm appears. i couldn't find a way to stop them. but while searching for a solution, i found this thread on the net. it's been described very well in this thread w/ a screenshot but still no solution.
    http://www.winvistatips.com/messenger-startup-popups-t649466.html
    anyone knows a solution?
    thanks
     
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    lLightbulb moment?
     
  3. Rules

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    I don't use messenger, but i've heard of a little program calling MessPatch

    If you Goole it i'm sure you 're find something about this.

    Rules.
     
  4. GlobalForce

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    Whaddaya know - same site. If not MessPatch, possibly A-Patch.
     
  5. siberianwolf

    siberianwolf Registered Member

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    thank you guys. but personally i've always been against using 3rd party patches for any sw on my pc's. just a matter of trust and security.
    i thought maybe someone was aware of a solution like simply altering or creating a reg key regarding the wlm, or something like that. aamof, i already knew about several patches used for similar purposes and for more.
    but thanks anyway.
     
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    "C'est la vie." You must'a missed my link?
     
  7. redgrum

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    Since I added a malware/advertising HOSTS file subscription I don't get these any more.

    Not entirely sure which entry it is, but I think you could just block the popup connecting silently - find where it is resolving and add it to your HOSTS file along with your loopback interface address.
     
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    If so, that connection could most likely be determined with Fiddler.
     
  9. siberianwolf

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    well, @first i didn't realise the link you gave, but then it still didn't provide a solution for this problem.

    afaiu from what i read @ messpatch.be (the link provided by global), it's not possible to block this popup since it's not an ad popup could be resolved @ "rad.msn.com".
    you need to block the whole wlm traffic inorder to block those popups. that's what i get from that thread.

    thanks.
     
  10. redgrum

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    Siberian, I'll have to do some digging when I get on the offending machine, I just know I never get those irritating things on the box with the modified HOSTS file - I'll try to work out how I've managed that and get back to you!
     
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    And so you guys are on the same page, you should both post the version each is running.
     
  12. siberianwolf

    siberianwolf Registered Member

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    thank you so much redgrum.
    btw, as to global's suggestion, it's the latest version available thru microsoft's live.com.
     
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