Manufacturer’s Description

Windows Messenger Service may sound like an IM client, but it's actually a program that runs in the background, slowing your computer and posing a security risk. Shoot the Messenger shuts down this largely unnecessary program. In the past, network administrators used Windows Messenger Service to send network-wide announcements. Although most have since turned to e-mail and/or IM, Windows Messenger Service still runs invisibly, possibly accepting data packets that you never see and compromising your system's security. In the unlikely event that you find yourself needing Windows Messenger Service, Shoot the Messenger will let you switch it back on.

Manufacturer’s Website

Steve Gibson

The Specs

Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Download Details
License Type Free
Total Downloads 100498