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MSN being a target doesn't really come as a surprise. LOL. I will pay closer attention to any addition, and thankfully I am fairly good about updating my virus protection. Thanks for the info and the great advice.
"While performing their duties, Messenger and WLM consume a fair amount of resources, which can cause your computer to operate slowly. Perhaps even worse, Messenger and WLM can be security risks, allowing unwanted advertisements to reach the computer through ports opened by the applications. Internet advertisers can use the ports used by Messenger service to send pop-up advertisements to connected computers. The pop-ups open in a window entitled Messenger Service. This security breach gives malicious software an opening into the computer by which it can begin attacking the OS."
first search result under "windows messenger hazard"
I can't get the damn thing off my computer anyway... and I don't use it.