windows messinger


G

Guest

Windows messinger persists in starting each time I boot. How can I stop
this. I would also like to completely remove it. Is this possible?
 
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G

Guest

Open messenger,tools,options,in the properies box,uncheck "allow this to
run in background" also uncheck "load on start up",close out,restart
computer.
You can/could remove it,add/remove programs,windows components,uncheck
the box for messenger,however its not recommended,the 2 unchecked boxes
does the job.
 
C

Carey Frisch [MVP]

To disable "Windows Messenger":

Open "Windows Messenger" and from the Toolbar select
Tools > Options > Preferences and uncheck:

"Run this program when Windows starts" and
"Allow this program to run in the background", then
click OK.

Next, open Outlook Express and from the Toolbar select
Tools > Options and under the General tab uncheck
"Automatically log on to Windows Messenger" and click
APPLY.


Alternatives:

Prevent Windows Messenger from automatically running
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_messenger_autorun.htm

or

Remove Windows Messenger
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_messenger_remove.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Doug Knox]

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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| Windows messinger persists in starting each time I boot. How can I stop
| this. I would also like to completely remove it. Is this possible?
 
T

Tom

You can/could remove it,add/remove programs,windows components,uncheck
the box for messenger,however its not recommended,the 2 unchecked boxes
does the job.

No, you cannot remove Windows Messenger from Add/Remove; anyway, not without
making a certain attribute change in a certain Windows folder file.
 
H

Harry

If you have Ad-Aware SE Personal installed , go then to their website
and download the Plug-in called "Messenger-Control Plug-in"!!
 
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G

Guest

Andrew E. said:
Open messenger,tools,options,in the properies box,uncheck "allow this to
run in background" also uncheck "load on start up",close out,restart
computer.
You can/could remove it,add/remove programs,windows components,uncheck
the box for messenger,however its not recommended,the 2 unchecked boxes
does the job.
 
G

Guest

Andrew E. said:
Open messenger,tools,options,in the properies box,uncheck "allow this to
run in background" also uncheck "load on start up",close out,restart
computer.
You can/could remove it,add/remove programs,windows components,uncheck
the box for messenger,however its not recommended,the 2 unchecked boxes
does the job.
 
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