Not a problem because Windows (aka MSN Messenger) is known to act like that
Windows Messenger is maybe configure to run at the background? Sometimes when we launched OE or visited hotmail, Windows (aka MSN) Messenger will run too.
Try installing XP-Antispy (freeware) http://www.xp-antispy.org/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=26&func=selectcat&cat=3
After installing it, select "Don't start MS Messenger with Outlook Express. Click Apply button.
Restart your system. See if ZA will still show MS MEssenger.
Or try manual tweak:
Disable Messenger (If you are using XP Pro):
Start/Run/gpedit.msc/Admistrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Messenger. Alter your settings in the right pane.
Stop Windows Messenger from Auto-Starting
Simply delete the following Registry Key:
Remove MSN Messenger from Outlook Express and Prevent the Delay
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Outlook Express. Value Name: Hide Messenger, Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value), Value Data: (2 = remove messenger). Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called 'Hide Messenger' and set the value to 2.
Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.
I dont use Messenger..In my zone alarm pro list (programs at top right of page) messenger is there blinking and says listening to port TCP 16245..Is this a problem?