Getting rid of Windows Messenger

  Citizen Snips 17:57 12 Sep 2004


I'm just trying to remove Window's Messenger,I'd thought my previous attempt had done the trick,however,it seems to be running in the background as everytime I fire up MSN Messenger I get "You are already logged into you passport,please logout and try to log back in" or words to that effect anyway.

My attempt to remove it came in the form of Control Panel > Add/Remove Programmes > Add/Remove Windows Componenets, then unchecking the box and rebooting.

Any other ideas as to how I can right of this annoyance?


  JayDay 18:04 12 Sep 2004

VoG gave me this tip several months ago, and it worked a treat.

Start, Run, type or paste in

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

and click OK.

  1514 18:19 12 Sep 2004
  Evad 18:29 12 Sep 2004

Have Ad-Aware installed?

Download Add-on:

click here

  rawprawn 18:30 12 Sep 2004

Control Panel/Add or remove Programs/ click Add or remove windows components/ untick Windows messenger, follow instructions.

  1514 18:31 12 Sep 2004

That doesn't want to work does it? Go to and look in the lefthand column for "messaging" and l/click, it will take you to a page to get rid of Messenger if you peruse it; I hope

  rawprawn 18:32 12 Sep 2004

Ooops, sorry pressed the wrong button. I had not fully read your post.

  rawprawn 18:41 12 Sep 2004
  Citizen Snips 18:46 12 Sep 2004

Thanks for your help lads,damn things gone,the DOS command worked a treat.


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