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Digby
15-10-2007, 07:18 AM
Hi Guys

I have just set up a new PC with XP.

What is the easiest way to get rid of MSN ?

It keeps popping up in the system tray.

I can disable it using Msconfig.exe I suppose, but is that the best way to get rid of it completely ?

I don't ever want to see it again !

Does anyone ever us it ?

Regards

Digby

CYaBro
15-10-2007, 07:24 AM
Run the 'Set Program Access and Defaults' (Should be on the Start Menu)

Under Custom scroll down to the Instant Messaging software and untick the box next to Windows Messenger (Enable access to this program)

The_End_Of_Reality
15-10-2007, 07:45 AM
Or even better, uninstall it completely.

Control panel > add/remove programs > add/remove Windows components > untick Windows Messenger > Next > Finish.

That way you will never see it again

LiquidSolidity
15-10-2007, 07:48 AM
Click your start button / Run / type/paste in the following line:

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Press OK and restart your computer.

Deane F
15-10-2007, 08:18 AM
Not using Outlook Express is how I don't run MSN Messenger.

I use Thunderbird instead.

LiquidSolidity
15-10-2007, 08:28 AM
Not using Outlook Express is how I don't run MSN Messenger.

I use Thunderbird instead.

What's MSN messanger got to do with running OE?

linw
15-10-2007, 09:14 AM
OE hooks into MSN when it (OE) starts. This can be disabled under Options, however.

Deane F
15-10-2007, 09:16 AM
What's MSN messanger got to do with running OE?

MSN Messenger runs by default when OE is used as an email client. And it makes itself difficult to remove or stop.

LiquidSolidity
15-10-2007, 09:33 AM
ah ok, didn't know that. thanks :)

Cho
15-10-2007, 10:54 AM
hmm, ive never done those options. as in removing it normally hehe, i just browse through to the program files firectory after killing all msn processes and delete the folder. seems to work.