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msmsgs.exe

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dave20688, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. Dave20688

    Dave20688 Thread Starter

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    Hi, for a few days now, every couple of minutes, the hour glass pops up next to the mouse cursor, like something is opening, even though there's not. I opened running applications, and waited for the hour glass to pop up, and when it did, I noticed the problem is "msmsgs.exe". Even when I end the process, it still does it again, about every 2 or 3 minutes, and it's getting on my nerves.

    Any idea on what this is, or what I can do to get it to stop running every few minutes?
     
  2. Yehaten

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    Hi,

    I got the thing that will make your problem go away:
    "msmsgs.exe" is MSN Messenger - The Chatprogram you can call it.
    There are many way to turn this of, but a good way is to rename it, that is what I have done, I rename it to msmsgs1.exe in the explorer.
    Open: C:\program files\messenger
    There you will find msmsgs.exe.
    To rename it you would hav to turn the process off first in Task Manager.
    Then you rename it and it will never start automatically again.

    If you are using MSN Messenger, then download it from: http://messenger.msn.com/ and the messenger program-file has it name like "msnmsgr.exe"

    Hope it will help You.

    And there is other way to stop this, by using Group Policy and shut it of, but that is something you can read about some other places.

    // Yehaten ( The Swede )
     
  3. Dave20688

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    Hey, thanks a lot, I believe that did the trick!! (y) :)
     
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