How to uninstall messenger



I don't use messenger and a week ago, it installed automatically (even
though I tell MS I don't want automatic installs), and now it pops up all
the time. Everytime i get into IE8 or outlook express or just boot up. I
googled it, and the suggestions did not work. I don't like messing with the
registry but it seems that I must. Could someone hold my hand and walk me
through this. I don't hate microsoft but this sure makes me a little ticked
at them. I managed to find the box in outlook and unchecked it so outlook
express isn't a problem anymore but it still pops up all the time.


Jonathan Kay [MVP]

Greetings John,

If you mean Windows Messenger, click the Start button, then click Run and enter:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
Then click OK.

If you mean Windows Live Messenger, assuming the latest version, click the Start button, then
click Run and enter:
msiexec /x {A85FD55B-891B-4314-97A5-EA96C0BD80B5}
Then click OK and choose Yes to the prompt.

Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
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