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messenger : msmsgs

by inen / July 19, 2004 2:31 AM PDT

Hi all. Recently i realise that my friends are able to send messages to me via msn messenger whenever i am online even though i did not invoke my msn messenger. Under processes tab in task manager i realise that my msmsgs.exe is running. I did a check in services under administrative tools of control panel but found my messenger disabled. Hence my question is why am i able to receive messages when my msn messenger is not turn on.

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MSN messenger : msmsgs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 19, 2004 2:39 AM PDT
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MSN messenger by default launches everytime you open OE. You can change that behaviour.


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A link noting the OE <-> Messenger link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 19, 2004 3:34 AM PDT
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Re: messenger : msmsgs
by glb613 / July 19, 2004 7:10 AM PDT
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If you want to get rid of messenger, try this:

Use a text editor to open C:\WINDOWS\inf\sysoc.inf, and change
msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7 to

That's it. Messenger will now appear in the add/remove application in the control panel under Windows Components where you can uninstall it.

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