A Heads Up to you users of Windows (in Off-topic)

[T]Vestax January 3 2006 9:32 PM EST

Just in case you hadn't heard by now I figured I would at least link you guys this info.

Windows Metafile Vulnerability

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] January 3 2006 9:56 PM EST

Anyone know where i can disable microsoft index service or google index service on my computer?

Stephen January 3 2006 10:15 PM EST

In Control Panel, Select Add / Remove Programs, Select Add / Remove Windows Components, Uncheck the Indexing Service

or simply change the Indexing Service from Automatic to Manual in the Services manager console.

Don't have the Google desktop searcher thingy

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] January 3 2006 10:18 PM EST

Oh Thanks, turns out I don't even have it checked in the first place.

(CB1)logan666 [Jago] January 3 2006 10:35 PM EST

While you're there disable Messenger Services also. This is not MSN Messenger but a network messenger service that if you don't know what it is you don't need and can be a point of vulnerability.

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] January 3 2006 10:37 PM EST

unchecked "Messenger Services" but what about networking services?

(CB1)logan666 [Jago] January 3 2006 10:44 PM EST

Leave your network services alone. They should be fine the way they are.

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] January 3 2006 11:02 PM EST

ok thanks =)

Maelstrom January 4 2006 12:41 AM EST

Thanks Vestax and logan. Here are the details on disabling the Messenger Service, and why you would want to.
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