Windows messenger removal from PC

  pimpers 14:21 11 Jul 2007

I want to remove windows messenger from my PC.

I do not use it but it has somehow loaded onto my PC. It shows up in my systems tray and I have removed it from my start up options but it still comes back.

This does not show up in the add/remove section of the control panel but I have removed it several times from the programe files. Yes it returns again.

msmsgs.exe is the programe which I want to remove. Does any other programe use this while its running?

Thanks in advance.


  robbiepaul79 14:27 11 Jul 2007

is it possibly part of windows addons i cant quite remember and im currently on a lock down at work so cannot check

  VoG II 14:29 11 Jul 2007

Disable click here

Remove click here

  pimpers 14:30 11 Jul 2007

Thanks robbiepaul79.

After posting I remembered this so I have unticked them.

For reference. Go to add remove programes in control panel. Click on remove windows components and un-tick messenger and click out.

Job done.


  recap 14:31 11 Jul 2007

Look in Administrative Tools/Services for Windows Messenger. It has dependancies of the following: NETBIOS Interface, Plug and Play, Remote Procedure Call (RPC) & Workstation. You can just disable it from the Properties box.

  robbiepaul79 14:31 11 Jul 2007

click here

click here

could provide info

  pimpers 14:32 11 Jul 2007


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