A few people have reported the same problem to me recently – several times a day, Internet Explorer will pop up a new window with a link to :


Not only is this annoying if you haven’t updated to 2011 yet, but it also seems to be popping up for people who have already installed Messenger 2011!

There are a number of people reporting the same problem over at the Microsoft forums:






One of the suggested solutions is the following:

  • Go to the Control Panel
  • double-click on Internet Options
  • Select the Security tab and click on Restricted sites
  • click on the Sites button below and add rad.msn.com to the zone.

I doubt this will help if IE isn’t your default browser however, so an alternative solution is to add the following to your hosts file

(c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts)    rad.msn.com