Windows Live Messenger aggro

  briandy 11:34 25 Feb 09

I have a brand new Dell pc running Vista Home Premium. Everytime the machine is booted the Windows Live Messenger login box appears. I have tried deleting msnmsgr from the start up list using Advanced Uninstaller but it still appears again in start up when I reboot.

It does not appear in the programs list in the control panel although it may be part of Windows Live essentials - but I don't know for sure.

It does no harm but I don't need it and it is becoming very annoying.

PS - I do not like Vista!

  ambra4 11:43 25 Feb 09

Click Start - Search - All Files and folders.

Search for msmsgs.exe - when found

(it should be in the C:\Program Files\Messenger folder), rename it to msmsgsORG.exe.

Done. Gone. Never to return...

  birdface 11:43 25 Feb 09

Tools.Options.Sign In.Untick Automatically run + Allow automatic sign in.

  briandy 14:04 25 Feb 09

Thanks for your replies but when I go to Start and search for msmsgs.exe it does not find anything; also I do not have a C:\Program Files\Messenger folder.

Which screen contains the Tools and Options that I need to look at?

Thanks again.

  tullie 14:06 25 Feb 09

Look in messenger and adjust your options.

  tullie 14:08 25 Feb 09

Sorry,forgot to add,its got nothing to do with vista,its your messenger settings.

  birdface 14:47 25 Feb 09


  briandy 14:56 25 Feb 09

Many thanks for your help - it has gone at last!

  birdface 15:27 25 Feb 09

Hi.If you are happy that it is now gone,remember to tick the box and press resolved.

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