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MS Messenger

by Lavrenty / February 3, 2004 1:36 AM PST

How does one disable Messenger at Startup without removing it via Add/Remove menu in My Computer?? Perhaps that procedure disables it without deleting it entirely??

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Re:MS Messenger = 1. Try STARTER 2. Tell it to not start when...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2004 1:50 AM PST
In reply to: MS Messenger

1. At I note the STARTER program you can disable and remove it from starting.

2. Remember that Outlook Express and other programs may have a setting to start this as well. Since there are so many programs that can do this, you disable, turn it off program by program.

In closing, I consider MSN Messenger to be a blatent security risk. Its been a participant in Worm/Virus spreading and until I see Microsoft fix this issue, I just delete the product.


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Re:Re:MS Messenger = 1. Try STARTER 2. Tell it to not start when...
by Lavrenty / February 4, 2004 4:43 AM PST

Thanks, Mr. Profitt. I'll give it a try....

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Re:Re:Re:MS Messenger = 1. Try STARTER 2. Tell it to not start when...
by Lavrenty / February 16, 2004 11:23 AM PST

Bob Profitt: Just a delayed note that I went ahead a removed/deleted Messenger with no regrets. Thanks again for your advice. Larry

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