Remove Windows Messenger



Chek Liong
07-10-2005, 12:25 AM
Can anyone tell me how to remove Windows Messenger that come alone with
Windows XP
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Chek Liong

Alias
07-10-2005, 12:25 AM
Why do you want to remove it? Why not just leave it alone?

Alias

"Chek Liong" <chekliong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

> Can anyone tell me how to remove Windows Messenger that come alone with
> Windows XP
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> Chek Liong

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:25 AM
Hi,

Windows Messenger or MSN Messenger? They are two different things, and the
former should not be removed. The latter can be removed using the Windows
Components section of Add & Remove in the Control Panel providing at least
SP1 is installed. If it is not, you can copy/paste this into a start/run
prompt to remove it:

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

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Chek Liong" <chekliong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A48BCD1E-9B86-457C-BB0A-AFB2382A9AE4@microsoft.com...
> Can anyone tell me how to remove Windows Messenger that come alone with
> Windows XP
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> Chek Liong

Lil' Dave
07-10-2005, 12:25 AM
MS messenger (msmsgs.exe) kept trying to access the internet per ZA Pro.
No, I was not using MS messenger in any manner. It took awhile but found
where it was loaded by the registry. Removed this entry.

This occurred (circumstantial?) after I allowed windows to do a whole mess
of critical updates at once. One of them was for MS Messenger I found
later. I did not have ***MS***messenger installed per add/remove programs.
Yes, there's an entry for that in add/remove programs at the very bottom on
this platform. I also uninstalled the MS Messenger critical update ( no
effect) prior to deleting the registry entry previously mentioned. And, in
ZA Pro settings, denied any future access for msmsgs.exe to the internet and
LAN. No, I don't ever intend to allow remote help for my windows
installation.

Anyhoo, downloaded SP2 last night and let it install. All seems okay, and
ZA Pro is not presenting any sign of msmsgs.exe trying to access the
internet. Folks using XP's firewall, either version, would have never have
caught this... PC is running fine without msmsgs.exe accessing the
internet.
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:OEXo7h6VFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> Windows Messenger or MSN Messenger? They are two different things, and the
> former should not be removed. The latter can be removed using the Windows
> Components section of Add & Remove in the Control Panel providing at least
> SP1 is installed. If it is not, you can copy/paste this into a start/run
> prompt to remove it:
>
> RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
>
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> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Chek Liong" <chekliong@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A48BCD1E-9B86-457C-BB0A-AFB2382A9AE4@microsoft.com...
>> Can anyone tell me how to remove Windows Messenger that come alone with
>> Windows XP
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>> Chek Liong
>
>


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