How do I get rid of MSN Messenger??


Joe S.

I recently signed up for a new Hotmail account and somehow MSN Messenger is
linked to the account. Now, whenever I check my e-mail I am logged into MSN

I don't use Messenger, don't want Messenger, and want it off my account.

I used Start>Control Panel>Remove Programs to remove MSN Messenger 7.5 from
my computer but I still am signed into it when I log into Hotmail.

How do I get rid of it?


Jonathan Kay [MVP]


It's probably Windows Messenger then if you've uninstalled MSN Messenger.

Windows Messenger can be removed by clicking the Start button, then click Run and type in
(copy-paste if you like):
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Then click OK.
Messenger will then be uninstalled. For more detailed instructions and screenshots, go to,

Jonathan Kay
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