MSN Messenger? That is what that is for. Click on this link and scroll down until you see "msmsgs.exe" in the lefthand column.
I have XP Proone Alarm, NAV 2005, and run multiple anti-spyware products, including Microsoft anti-spyware (MSAS).
Despite having disabled "messenger" from startup, the MSAS program appears on my desktop as a pop-up (approximately every 60 seconds) in the bottom right-hand corner of my desktop telling me the following:
"An application change has been allowed. Microsoft anti-spyware has allowed the startup program Messenger by Microsoft Corp. to be installed in your startup registry. Name: Messenger. File path: c:/programfiles/messenger/msmsgs.exe. This program is known to be spyware free."
Someone kindly advised me to try "shoot the messenger." I downloaded that program and ran it. The pop-up is still there every 60 seconds. I have winpatrol, and from what I can tell, the messenger is disabled.
So, I do not understand the continued popup message. I also click on the information tab and MSAS tells me "no information currently available." I want to get rid of the constant pop-up message; more an annoyance issue than one that should concern me? (right?). Can someone help on this one? MUCH APPRECIATED.