How to get rid of MSN Messenger instead?

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nanino

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I'd like to get rid of MSN Messenger, or at least neutralise it, but i made a mistake and deleted its entry in the C.Panel/AddRemove box listing, so now i dont know how to remove it in an orthodox and safe way.
Delete the folders and files and bob your uncle?
Reinstall it and then remove it from the usual AddRemove button?
My firewall is already set to forbid Chat since two days and the movements in Port 137 both in and out are a lot less than before.
Can anyone help?thanks
nanino
Windows98SE,IE6 SP1,AVG,Preventon firewall.
 

nanino

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thanks dabwid,but unfortunately there is no MSN entry in my Installer Clean Up utility,so i cant use it.
If only i'd know that by reinstalling the same 5.0 version on top of the exhisting one i solve the problem of creating again a C.Panel/AddRemove entry i'd be through the problem.
 
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Copy the following line into your start/ run box to delete it from your system:

rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %systemRoot%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove


First right click on the taskbar icon and select exit..
 

nanino

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motherboard,i took my time because i had to check a few anomalies regarding MSN.
I tried what you suggested but the command doesnt work,saying the Inf file is missing,and really it is,but i suspect this command might be effective with Windows messenger only,not MSN.
(in this precise instant i realise that in the right upper corner of this page there is a "How to get rid of MSN messenger" well in evidence i had not paid attention to,i'll see later)
What i want to ask you is:
considering i am not interested in downloading a new MSN version,
that the program is no longer in the start menu,the AddRemove box,is only present in the Program folder in C,it seems neutralised,
what about if i rename the folder in order to 'disable' it?
shall i have to expect problems or slowing down of OE?
thanks
nanino
 
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Hang on for a minute as i'll get another program for both OE and messenger.
 

nanino

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thanks motherboard,but that refers to Windows Messenger ,not MSN Messenger and i cant use it.
What do you think about the renaming of the Msn folder to MsnOld or Msn2,in order to 'disable' the function without running any risk?
 
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At first I tought you werer running xp for some reason. Anyway I guess I better pay closer attention to reading to posts. Then I discovered that you were running 98. Msn messenger cannot be disabled in 98 according to this article..
 
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