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If your looking to get rid of Windows Messenger heres how

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  1. geestar20

    geestar20 Active member

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    If you hate Windows Messenger as much as I do and just want to get rid of it then follow these quick steps.

    Click on start/My Computer/Add or remove programs/Then select Add/Remove Windows Components off to your left hand side, then uncheck Windows Messenger at the very bottom, now select next and your all done.

    Im sure msmsgs.exe will be lurking around in your task manager so if you want get ridd of it from there follow these quick steps.

    Start/run (you can either type or copy and paste this in the run box) RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove press ok, and now it will ask you to restart the computer and select ok, msmsg.exe will be gone.

    Have a great day!
     
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    I disable that little bastard a while ago...I think by editing it from the registry if I remember correctly
     
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    the only time mine comes up is when i open outlook express & the msn icon appears in my taskbar
     
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    whats wrong with messenger,just out of curiosty?
    i have it,and have never had a problem with?
    not trying to start something,just curious what the problems you had with it are

    regards hursty
     
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    I don't use it and don't need it and I hate seeing it in my system tray displaying its self and as I was searching the internet and it seems not to be a fan favorite. But thats my my personal thing.

    Im not telling people to get rid of it im just giving a little tutorial on how to get rid of it if you don't need or want it.
     
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    if people use it thats cool, but for those who don't and want to get rid of it its a pain in the ass. Microsoft really doesn't want it uninstalled, which is why to have to fiddle with windows a little bit to disable/uninstall it

    @ddp: knowing know that you use win98, messenger only pops up for outlook. but us unfortunate winxp users have to deal with the messenger running constantly in the background, along with the tray icon.
     
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    mine isnt
     
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    have you already disabled it? and what version of xp do you have? Every computer with XP I've dealt with has messenger running in the tray icon by default.
     
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    i have xp service pack 2
    i log onto to it when i want to
    i have the icon on the desktop
    but thats all
     
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    you need to click on
    tools/options/general
    then turn it off when logging onto windows
    you can disable it
    check it out

    with regards hursty
     
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    perhaps with SP2 they made it easier to disable. I killed mine long ago by removing it from the registry
     
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    If you disable it then it wont show up (The icon anyway) but I bet if open task manager msmsgs.exe will be running in the background.
     
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    nope
    cant see it
     
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    nope, mine doesn't run at all
     
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    Glad to hear -hursty- :)

    Later skaters
     
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    Source : Don't remember
    Edit: Use Add and Remove Programs afterwards.
     
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    There's also a great and brilliant guy named Steve Gibson who has products to 'clean' up the bombs in Microsoft's OS. I've been using them for years - Shoot the messenger, Dcombobulator and Unplug n Pray. They're free and fantastically reliable. I use them for large network projects, as well, cleaning up installs before ghosting them for distribution.

    Go here, http://www.grc.com/default.htm and download what Steve calls the 'Three Musketeers' of must haves, and shoot the messenger will plug this security hole.

    So, more curious? Check out your ports on your broadband connection and determine if your heiney is hanging out there exposed to the bad*sses by using ShieldsUp! and Leaktest. You might be surprised.

    Cheers...Aa
     

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