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MSN Messenger...

by dsho / September 17, 2004 12:07 AM PDT

Salutations!

I recently noticed this new process in the background - msmsgs.exe

As long as there is an internet connection, I am logged onto MSN Messenger. People can see me online but I have no clue.

Also, if my internet connection drops (wireless), it does not log back.

Either way, I am looking to remove this process.

So, when I start up MSN Messenger, XP complains of "...signed on another location..."

How to remove the "hidden" MSN Messenger logon?

Any replies appreciated.

dsho

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Re: MSN Messenger...
by roddy32 / September 17, 2004 12:38 AM PDT
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I used to have the same problem. The "other location" you are signed onto is "windows messenger". This seems to be a common problem on XP even if you have the options set to NOT sign you on automatically. Lavasoft, the people that make Ad-Aware have a plugin that will fix the problem. You can install the plugin on Ad-Aware SE, enable it and the problem should go away but you can still sign on the MSN messenger whenever you would like. Lavasoft says that this problem occurs when you open outlook express but it was happening to me whenever I went on line. Click or paste this link and go the the Add-ons page and click on the
OE-W messenger control on the list. I hope this helps. Don't confuse this with the messenger control add-on, That is different.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

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Re: MSN Messenger...
by dsho / September 17, 2004 1:27 PM PDT
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Salutations!

Thanks for the reply. i tried the Windows method but I will definitely look at your suggested link to make the Adware Scan as effective as possible.

Thanks again.

dsho

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try this link..
by AussiePete / September 17, 2004 12:14 PM PDT
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Re: try this link..
by dsho / September 17, 2004 1:25 PM PDT
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Salutations!

I tried the tip with gpedit.msc

Works fine now. Thanks a bunch.

dsho

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Re: MSN Messenger...
by dawillie / September 17, 2004 12:33 PM PDT
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go to Messenger>Tools> Options> General>uncheck the line 'automatically run Messenger when I log on to WIndows'.

then go to Start>Run>MSCONFIG>STARTUP Tab and uncheck the MSNMSG? entry you will find there.

re-boot and it now becomes an 'on demand' IM, that is to say you have to click on the icon before you can bring it on line.

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Re: MSN Messenger...
by dsho / September 17, 2004 1:09 PM PDT
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Salutations!

This was the first thing I did. But, Windows Messenger still loads. msnsgs.exe and msmsgs.exe both seem to function similarly. Difference is msmsgs.exe runs hidden. So, my friends can see me but I cannot see them because my Messenger is not "loaded" graphically.

Going to try out Adware add-on now.

dsho

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