Disabling windows messenger

  TimCDC 11:14 27 Oct 04

I know I can effectively disable windows messenger by renaming the "Messenger" file in program files as something else. I've also been looking at the system configuration utility through msconfig. Presumably I could alternatively just uncheck the msmsgs box in startup (or is this starting up something else?)

  rawprawn 11:20 27 Oct 04

No, you can untick msmsgs

  Gongoozler 11:22 27 Oct 04

I think the correct procedure is disable Messenger via Services (Control Panel - Performance and Maintenance - Administrative Tools - Services. Scroll down to Messenger, right click and select "Properties", change Startup Type to "Disabled".

  Head hurts 11:28 27 Oct 04

there is a small programme as above devised by steve gibson that downloads extremely quickly and with a click of the button you can enable or disable windows messenger.

  TimCDC 11:38 27 Oct 04

Hmm, intriguingly if I navigate to Services, using the route described by Gongoozler, I find that it is already disabled. And yet in the system tray in the bottom right hand corner (I'm running XP PRO SP1) I have the little icon telling me "Windows Messenger - not signed in". Do I somehow have to disable it twice, pesky little thing?!

  iscanut2 11:39 27 Oct 04

Try this link ....click here

  TimCDC 11:45 27 Oct 04

many thanks!

  anchor 14:20 27 Oct 04

This is a good simple one, to disable or remove Windows Messenger.

click here

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