msn messenger problem

  moggers 19:42 20 Mar 06
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Hi my msn messenger keeps 'hanging' when i try and sign in and when I look in my task manager at applications it is listed twice?!? is this normal or could this be the problem? Im running XP if that makes any difference

  ACOLYTE 19:50 20 Mar 06

Have you got MSN messenger as well as Windows messenger? if so try stopping this running and just use the one version.

  moggers 19:56 20 Mar 06

yeh i do have windows messenger running but Im sure that that isnt running, as I could open that right now and sign in (which I havent done yet) im a bit confused as to the 2 entries

  ACOLYTE 20:19 20 Mar 06

Windows messenger runs in the backgroung unless you stop it from doing so,so you can email your msn contacts,if when you sign in with MSN messenger you get a box saying you have been signed out besause you signed in another place then windows messesnger is runnig.

  moggers 20:22 20 Mar 06

No that doesnt happen Im only running the one version of messenger in that case, so why the two entries in task manager?

  ACOLYTE 22:03 20 Mar 06

Try ending both entries in task manager then open 1 version of msn and see if it works then.

  terryf 22:11 20 Mar 06

I understand that it is not always good to have both messengers on an XP machine click here or click here. I found that using a webcam for example is best with MSN

  moggers 23:56 20 Mar 06

When I end one of the entries in task manager they both close anyway and when I open it back up it takes 15 minutes to sign in and then the 2 entries pop back up, just reading the blurb terryf

  skidzy 00:03 21 Mar 06

Do you have messenger Plus as an addon to msn,if so delete it....Its known to have a sponsor that carries spyware/malware.

Tools > Internet Options > Programs > Manage Addons.

Look for messeger Plus and Disable.

This assuming you have Messenger Plus

  skidzy 00:05 21 Mar 06

You may like to think of running Ewido click here
This will help rid of any Spyware/Malware

At worse,uninstall messenger and reinstall to the latest version.

  moggers 00:09 21 Mar 06

dont have messenger plus, Ive run ewido, avg, spybot, MS anti spyware, ad aware, Ive also uninstalled and installed messenger 4 times now nothing seems to work! It was fine until I set my connection up through a router but cant see why that would be the problem, although just talking to my housemate hes now having trouble signing in too!!!

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