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How to prevent Windows Messenger from running on a Windows XP-based computer
Doug Know has a utility:
Disable/Remove Windows Messenger
I have just done a repair of my XP Home os.
Upon checking my program files I find it has loaded Messenger.
The program will not run from the msmsgs.exe.
It is not in add/remove
I have used shoot the messenger from gibson to remove it in the past. Which was about 2 years ago.
Is this program still good for removing the messenger or should I try using Microsoft Q30289 removal procedure. Or should I just delete the folder and all of the files.
Does not seem to be running but it does bother me to see it in program files.