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Removing MSN Messenger.

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  1. Tacocaster

    Tacocaster Thread Starter

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    I would like to know of there is a way to completely remove MSN Messenger from my computer. I thought I managed to do it on my old computer, but I am trying to get it off of my new laptop. Let me know about any info or websites I should check out. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Start > Run > Paste the following into the run box RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
     
  3. Kerri Ann

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    if you use the msn 8 software, and you're talking about the messenger that comes with it, don't uninstall it, because the msn8 software won't function without messenger.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Why would anyone want to use MSN? :D

    To totally remove MSN Messenger, as well as a bunch of other optional Windows components that seem to have no add/remove entry, try the following.

    Edit the sysoc.inf file that appears in WINDOWS\INF and remove the HIDE from the parameter line, makeing sure you DON'T delete any of the commas in the process. When you reboot, you'll have an add/remove entry for any of the entries that you removed the HIDE entry from. You can then remove them by the normal add/remove process.
     
  5. Tacocaster

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. mobo

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    Ditto.....
     
  7. Tacocaster

    Tacocaster Thread Starter

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    What exactly is MSN 8 Software? I'm not anti Microsoft, but I don't like the MSN Messenger giving me popups and what not and its in general just a pain in the *** to have on my computer.
     
  8. mobo

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    Its tied in with messenger as a web browser like internet explorer with links like you see in Media player. Its heavy on resources and doesn't offer a great deal of security..
     
  9. JohnWill

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    In other words, it's typical Microsoft software! :D:D:D
     
  10. mobo

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    Agreed ;)
     
  11. Tacocaster

    Tacocaster Thread Starter

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    Ah ok, so it is ok that I removed messenger form the computer though?
     
  12. mobo

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    I remove it from every install I do...
     
  13. Tacocaster

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    Ok, thanks very much. I really appreciate it.
     
  14. mobo

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    No problem
     
  15. eggplant43

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    Is the method outlined in post #2 the way that you recommend removing messenger?
     
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