Messenger keeps asking to update



kwills
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
I recently installed EZ antivirus which may be why this is happening but I am
not sure. I keep getting a message every few minutes telling me that there
is a newer version of Messenger that I need to install in order to continue"
it pops up asking me to install it constantly. I noticed this happened after
I had installed the antivirus but I also recently installed MS antispyware.
I don't even use Messenger so I want this annoying thing to stop. How do I
disable Messenger? It is not listed in the Add Remove Programs. If I can't
uninstall the thing - how do I keep it from asking me to update it every 3
minutes? Thank you.

Jerry
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
First, which Messenger: MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger?

Second, both of them are correctly listed in my Add or Remove Programs.

"kwills" <kwills@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F492A2D5-2562-4610-A4A4-79D7F2D6D611@microsoft.com...
>I recently installed EZ antivirus which may be why this is happening but I
>am
> not sure. I keep getting a message every few minutes telling me that
> there
> is a newer version of Messenger that I need to install in order to
> continue"
> it pops up asking me to install it constantly. I noticed this happened
> after
> I had installed the antivirus but I also recently installed MS
> antispyware.
> I don't even use Messenger so I want this annoying thing to stop. How do
> I
> disable Messenger? It is not listed in the Add Remove Programs. If I
> can't
> uninstall the thing - how do I keep it from asking me to update it every 3
> minutes? Thank you.

kwills
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
I assumed it is Windows Messenger. It just came up again and is Windows
Messenger. When I clicked on Outlook Express it came up. They are not in
my list of ADD or Remove Programs. I unclicked that Windows Messenger come
up when windows started and that didn't seem to help. thank you

"Jerry" wrote:

> First, which Messenger: MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger?
>
> Second, both of them are correctly listed in my Add or Remove Programs.
>
> "kwills" <kwills@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F492A2D5-2562-4610-A4A4-79D7F2D6D611@microsoft.com...
> >I recently installed EZ antivirus which may be why this is happening but I
> >am
> > not sure. I keep getting a message every few minutes telling me that
> > there
> > is a newer version of Messenger that I need to install in order to
> > continue"
> > it pops up asking me to install it constantly. I noticed this happened
> > after
> > I had installed the antivirus but I also recently installed MS
> > antispyware.
> > I don't even use Messenger so I want this annoying thing to stop. How do
> > I
> > disable Messenger? It is not listed in the Add Remove Programs. If I
> > can't
> > uninstall the thing - how do I keep it from asking me to update it every 3
> > minutes? Thank you.
>
>
>

Jonathan Kay [MVP]
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Greetings,

You can stop Messenger for being loaded with Outlook Express by closing OE, then downloading
and running the following .reg file:
http://messenger.jonathankay.com/downloads/stopmessenger_oe.reg

To disable Windows Messenger, open it up (click Start, then Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK),
click Tools, Options, Preferences tab and uncheck 'Run this Program when Windows starts' or
'Run Windows Messenger when Windows starts' (depending on version) as well as 'Allow this
program to run in the background' or 'Allow Windows Messenger to run in the background'
(depending on version).
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"kwills" <kwills@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1D087EE8-AF6D-4611-9C14-67E14DECF8AD@microsoft.com...
>I assumed it is Windows Messenger. It just came up again and is Windows
> Messenger. When I clicked on Outlook Express it came up. They are not in
> my list of ADD or Remove Programs. I unclicked that Windows Messenger come
> up when windows started and that didn't seem to help. thank you
>
> "Jerry" wrote:
>
>> First, which Messenger: MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger?
>>
>> Second, both of them are correctly listed in my Add or Remove Programs.
>>
>> "kwills" <kwills@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F492A2D5-2562-4610-A4A4-79D7F2D6D611@microsoft.com...
>> >I recently installed EZ antivirus which may be why this is happening but I
>> >am
>> > not sure. I keep getting a message every few minutes telling me that
>> > there
>> > is a newer version of Messenger that I need to install in order to
>> > continue"
>> > it pops up asking me to install it constantly. I noticed this happened
>> > after
>> > I had installed the antivirus but I also recently installed MS
>> > antispyware.
>> > I don't even use Messenger so I want this annoying thing to stop. How do
>> > I
>> > disable Messenger? It is not listed in the Add Remove Programs. If I
>> > can't
>> > uninstall the thing - how do I keep it from asking me to update it every 3
>> > minutes? Thank you.
>>
>>
>>

kwills
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
thank you. I will try it

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> You can stop Messenger for being loaded with Outlook Express by closing OE, then downloading
> and running the following .reg file:
> http://messenger.jonathankay.com/downloads/stopmessenger_oe.reg
>
> To disable Windows Messenger, open it up (click Start, then Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK),
> click Tools, Options, Preferences tab and uncheck 'Run this Program when Windows starts' or
> 'Run Windows Messenger when Windows starts' (depending on version) as well as 'Allow this
> program to run in the background' or 'Allow Windows Messenger to run in the background'
> (depending on version).
> ____________________________________________
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> Associate Expert
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
> "kwills" <kwills@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1D087EE8-AF6D-4611-9C14-67E14DECF8AD@microsoft.com...
> >I assumed it is Windows Messenger. It just came up again and is Windows
> > Messenger. When I clicked on Outlook Express it came up. They are not in
> > my list of ADD or Remove Programs. I unclicked that Windows Messenger come
> > up when windows started and that didn't seem to help. thank you
> >
> > "Jerry" wrote:
> >
> >> First, which Messenger: MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger?
> >>
> >> Second, both of them are correctly listed in my Add or Remove Programs.
> >>
> >> "kwills" <kwills@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:F492A2D5-2562-4610-A4A4-79D7F2D6D611@microsoft.com...
> >> >I recently installed EZ antivirus which may be why this is happening but I
> >> >am
> >> > not sure. I keep getting a message every few minutes telling me that
> >> > there
> >> > is a newer version of Messenger that I need to install in order to
> >> > continue"
> >> > it pops up asking me to install it constantly. I noticed this happened
> >> > after
> >> > I had installed the antivirus but I also recently installed MS
> >> > antispyware.
> >> > I don't even use Messenger so I want this annoying thing to stop. How do
> >> > I
> >> > disable Messenger? It is not listed in the Add Remove Programs. If I
> >> > can't
> >> > uninstall the thing - how do I keep it from asking me to update it every 3
> >> > minutes? Thank you.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


Messenger keeps asking to update