Windows Messenger- Wan't rid of it!!

  SABRE 09:30 19 Jun 2003

I have an icon in my system tray that looks like a pawn from my chess board. It annoyingly keeps telling me that 'Messenger Updates Are Available'. I do not and do not ever want to use Messenger. Is there a way to get rid of it.
N.B I have stopped pop-up's in Admin / Tools but this does not get rid of Messenger.

  VoG® 09:44 19 Jun 2003

Start, Run

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


will remove Windows Messenger from windows XP

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