Can Microsoft Messenger Be Safely Removed From XP

  Clonetrooper 00:11 07 Jan 04
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I cannot get rid of this annoyiny icon from my bottom right taskbar.

  hugh-265156 00:16 07 Jan 04

open windows/msn messenger and click tools/options/preferences untick "run when windows starts" and "allow to run in background"

now it will only start if you want it to.

  beeuuem 00:22 07 Jan 04

Or get rid of it altogether using the script from
click here
or if you prefer to remove Windows Messenger manually, click Start, Run and enter (copy and paste) the following command:

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

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