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MSN Messenger (Beta version) is great; except the pop ups

by Strad / December 14, 2004 9:38 PM PST

just downloaded the beta version, there is a little window(MSN Today) pops up every time when my Messenger starts. Does anyone know how to switch it off?

Many thanks!

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by Yew / December 14, 2004 10:44 PM PST

One of the best ways to avoid annoying behavior in MS products, is to use others. I personally like Trillian (, but there's also GAIM ( Both free, multi-protocol, spyware free, and you can configure any popups to appear or not appear easily.

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MSN Messenger. . .
by Coryphaeus / December 14, 2004 11:37 PM PST
In reply to: Trillian

Is almost as bad as the worst spyware. You can get a popup on your desktop even when your browser is closed if you're on line with cable or DSL, and dial-up if the connection is active. Don't ask me how I know.

My suggestion is to remove Messenger altogether. There are several programs available to do it for you. Visit my site below to download Shoot the Messenger, click on the Software link. It will disable it.

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Msn Mess.
by Lam109 / December 15, 2004 12:07 AM PST

Open MSN tools-options-General-Uncheck Display MSN Today. That should do the trick.Good Luck.

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