windows messenger

  porridge 21:01 26 Mar 2006

Hi there,

Can anyone advise me how to get rid of this program (delete) I have searched my drives for it but cannot find it yet its icon keeps appearing on my taskbar. I can of course close it from there but find it quite annoying that that icon keeps turning up every time I switch my machine on. I am using XP Home.



  VoG II 21:04 26 Mar 2006

Disable click here

Remove click here

  beynac 21:06 26 Mar 2006

I'm assuming that you are using Windows XP. See this click here

  beynac 21:07 26 Mar 2006

here's a more direct link.

  woodchip 21:08 26 Mar 2006

In Control Panel\Administrator\services you can double click it and Disable it to stop it running

  beynac 21:08 26 Mar 2006

I'll get it right in a minute!! click here

  porridge 21:41 26 Mar 2006

I have been to services and see that Messenger i.e. not Windows Messenger is disabled. However I think that my problem relates to Windows Messenger and still cannot find any reference to that. Sorry if I appear dense...must be my octogenerian age. Thnaks anyway to VOg Beynac and Woodchip.

  VoG II 21:49 26 Mar 2006

At the risk of repeating myself, Start, Run and enter the following command:

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

  terryf 23:45 26 Mar 2006


  porridge 08:59 27 Mar 2006

Thank you VOG. I have just seen your message and have taken your advice. The result was apparently ok so that it will have been removed. I am most grateful to you.


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