I am running windows Me on a reasonable computer. When i start Outlook express 6 , I get the Msn icon appear. I am not wanting Msn. How the heck do i kill off this annoying 'function'? I would rather poke out my eyes on cocktail sticks than use this function.... (my wife says that can be arranged!!)
Right click the icon in Systray to open the brat. Remove the checks from "Start with Windows" and "Allow this Program to run in the Background"
Also, stop LoadQM.exe running. Disable it via start-run and type msconfig-startup and untick 'LoadQM' the next step is to rename or delete the file C:\Windows\LoadQM.exe. You may like to see if any instances of messenger are in the startup group as well. You can always remove messenger if you do not need it.