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ms messenger is like crab grass. i cannot get rid of it. no matter how many times i have disabled it at startup in msconfig, its back the next time i boot up my hp pavillion computer running xp home. its aided by microsoft's antispyware which says its harmless and its going to be allowe at startup. i dont even want this application, but i have found that i cant even delete it. i get a message that naother program is using it. it cant be removed from the control panel nor from tuneup utilities application delete function. someone , please help me on this. how does one kill the messenger? thank you

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You almost had it

In reply to: microsoft messenger

To "Shoot the Messenger" download the free program from here: http://grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm

Also, you could go into the preferences of Windows Messenger and make sure that load on startup is disabled.

Hope this helps,
Adi

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microsoft network messenger

In reply to: You almost had it

thank you. im sorry, i should have been more specific. its microsoft network messenger i cant get rid of. its insidious. but i did get rid of windows messenger, lol. one more step to get my machine where i want it to be

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Remove/disable MSNM

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I am new (actually not interested) in all things with ''Messenger'', so I am not familiar with the program. It seems that MSN Manager is the same as Microsoft Network Messenger (MSNM) ?

If you cannot delete it, maybe you can disable or stop it at the program itself, e.g. not starting when Windows starts. (the setting should be at, e.g. options/preferences; connection; etc.)

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Hang on

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I think I've missed something here... Happy Are you talking about MSN Messenger? If so, you can just uninstall it from Add/Remove Programs.

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For discussion - Messengers.....

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What messengers ? Some thoughts:

?MSN Messenger - can be downloaded and installed, so can be uninstalled at Control Panel>Add/Remove.

?Windows Messenger - a component of Windows, so can be disabled at Add/Removed>Windows Components.

?Microsoft Network Messenger - now what is that ?

AND

?What is the "Messenger" you can find at "services.msc" ? How is this related to the above messengers, if indeed they are related ? AND how are the above "Messengers" related to one another ?

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I assume

In reply to: For discussion - Messengers.....

that Microsoft Network Messenger is MSN Messenger (MSN is the abbreviation for Microsoft Network) which is why you should be able to uninstall it from Add/Remove Programs.

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removing *messenger

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Well, mjd was not able to remove it at Add/Remove, that's why I suggested disabling it at the program itself.

Perhaps someone can verify that:

MSN Messenger is:

* Microsoft Network Messenger, or
* ''Microsoft Network'' Messenger, or
* Microsoft ''Network Messenger'',or
* ''MSN'' Messenger, or
*Simply ''MSN Messenger'', as distinct from all of the above ?

The above should not be confused with ''Windows Messenger'', which is a diferent program.

And then, there is Yahoo! Messenger. Confusing, is it not ?

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Ms Messager

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Thanks! I have tried to get rid of this too.
With your info, it's gone from my task bar.

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Stopping Microsoft Messenger

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1: Stop messenger from running then go to
c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe

rename msmsgs.exe to msmsgs.ex
If you cannot rename then it is still running.

Unless you rename it back, other programs cannot start it.


To stop windows messenger, and it should be turned off

Go To -> Start -> Run type in services.msc

Look for messenger in the list, double click it and STOP the service then set it to disabled. Then OK.

Now they will both be stopped.

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