i like the msn messenger too. it's free & EASY to use! we have the aol messenger for troy to use while he's playing counterstrike, but unless he's playing that game, we do NOT keep it on. i'd get rid of it once & for all if it were up to me.
My kids use Yahoo Messenger seems to work OK but the thing I don't like about Yahoo IM is it seems to take over your browser. I may not know how to use it but my kids sure seem to love it but when I have to get on thier computers it seems like everything is Yahoo and I get IMed from teenagers that think I'm one of the kids! I don't know how to shut it off!
I'm not apologizing, I am what I am
There is no compromising, I don't give a damn Ozzy Osbourne - Lightning Strikes
It just dawned on me, you aren't using AOL IM, you have AIM, it's free because they get to flood you with pop-up advertisements and there isn't an off switch for that. You have mail! Any more questions on that, just e-mail me.
The problems with the Yahoo and AOL messenger programs is that when you install them, if you look at the licensing agreement, you will see that by accepting the agreement, you give permission for 3rd party companies to send spyware/adware(ad popups) to your computer. Your pop-up stopper and anti-sypware/adware programs will ignore them due to the install and accepting of the agreement. Uninstall the AOL and Yahoo messengers.....reboot in SAFEMODE and run your adaware and spybot. Reboot normally and install MSN Messenger. Download and install Spywareblaster and it will help cut down on most of the spyware/adware from even getting on your computer.
Last edited by Fep1990; 01-09-2005 at 06:28 PM..
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