I want to stop the msmsgs process from loading when I boot into windows. It is not under the startup group items in msconfig. Also, when I stop the process with Task Manager, it comes back again, about five minutes later. Can anyone advise?
It is not listed as one of the startup items, and it cannot be uninstalled as it is part of XP as installed by default. There is no uninstall program, nor can it be removed in Add/Remove Windows Components.
An easy way to remove it from startup is to open the program, go to Tools|Options and uncheck "Run this program when Windows starts" on the Preferences tab. If you are running IE6, you should also go into Outlook Express to Tools|Options and on the General tab uncheck the item that loads MSN Messenger at startup.