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Old 12-30-2005, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, can anyone tell me if Norton AV uses the windows messenger service? I currently have Norton AV 2005 and disabled the messenger service, yet several times Norton has needed to install updates and reboot and messenger popped back up on my taskbar. Do I need to leave it enabled? And if I do require having it enabled, is there any easy way to hide it on my taskbar?

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it dont use it. you ca remove it in the add/remove programs, add/remove windows componenets...
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Thanks, Warez. Is there any other reason to keep it on? It looks like it may be a risk just keeping it around from reading up on certain trojans/worms/viruses etc.
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I use it from time to time, if you dont use it go ahead and remove it.
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Awesome, I'll nuke it Thanks
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