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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 4:03:54 AM

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Hello
I have searched online via Google on how to remove Windows Messenger for XP
service pack two. It is later edition than 4.5, eg. 4.7, but nothing I can
do will stop the pesky thing from popping up in my system tray near to the
windows clock.

Can anybody please help? It seems to be integrated with absolutely
everything.

I have tried clicking on the Tools-Options-Preferences, and unchecking the
relevant boxes.

I have also tried going into the administration tools
sections-services-rightclick messenger and it is displayed as "disabled" yet
sure as fate it is still in my system tray box with the white X on the red
background on it! This is so frustrating.

Any suggestions?

Many Thanks
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 4:03:55 AM

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To disable "Windows Messenger":

Open "Windows Messenger" and from the Toolbar select
Tools > Options > Preferences and uncheck:

"Run this program when Windows starts" and
"Allow this program to run in the background", then
click OK.

Next, open Outlook Express and from the Toolbar select
Tools > Options and under the General tab uncheck
"Automatically log on to Windows Messenger" and click
APPLY.


Alternative:

Prevent Windows Messenger from automatically running
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_messenger_au...

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"Samantha" wrote:

| Hello
| I have searched online via Google on how to remove Windows Messenger for XP
| service pack two. It is later edition than 4.5, eg. 4.7, but nothing I can
| do will stop the pesky thing from popping up in my system tray near to the
| windows clock.
|
| Can anybody please help? It seems to be integrated with absolutely
| everything.
|
| I have tried clicking on the Tools-Options-Preferences, and unchecking the
| relevant boxes.
|
| I have also tried going into the administration tools
| sections-services-rightclick messenger and it is displayed as "disabled" yet
| sure as fate it is still in my system tray box with the white X on the red
| background on it! This is so frustrating.
|
| Any suggestions?
|
| Many Thanks
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 4:03:55 AM

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See:
http://www.computerlynx.net/remove_messenger.htm

Tom
"Samantha" <samantha@noreply.com> wrote in message
news:D 9i3gj$79c$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
| Hello
| I have searched online via Google on how to remove Windows Messenger for
XP
| service pack two. It is later edition than 4.5, eg. 4.7, but nothing I can
| do will stop the pesky thing from popping up in my system tray near to the
| windows clock.
|
| Can anybody please help? It seems to be integrated with absolutely
| everything.
|
| I have tried clicking on the Tools-Options-Preferences, and unchecking the
| relevant boxes.
|
| I have also tried going into the administration tools
| sections-services-rightclick messenger and it is displayed as "disabled"
yet
| sure as fate it is still in my system tray box with the white X on the red
| background on it! This is so frustrating.
|
| Any suggestions?
|
| Many Thanks
|
|
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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 4:03:55 AM

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http://www.grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm
works
peterk

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"Samantha" <samantha@noreply.com> wrote in message
news:D 9i3gj$79c$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hello
> I have searched online via Google on how to remove Windows Messenger for
> XP service pack two. It is later edition than 4.5, eg. 4.7, but nothing I
> can do will stop the pesky thing from popping up in my system tray near to
> the windows clock.
>
> Can anybody please help? It seems to be integrated with absolutely
> everything.
>
> I have tried clicking on the Tools-Options-Preferences, and unchecking the
> relevant boxes.
>
> I have also tried going into the administration tools
> sections-services-rightclick messenger and it is displayed as "disabled"
> yet sure as fate it is still in my system tray box with the white X on the
> red background on it! This is so frustrating.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Many Thanks
>
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 4:03:55 AM

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Hi,

That's not windows messenger, that's MSN messenger, and that's what you need
to uninstall in the Control Panel/Add & Remove under Windows Components.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Samantha" <samantha@noreply.com> wrote in message
news:D 9i3gj$79c$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hello
> I have searched online via Google on how to remove Windows Messenger for
> XP service pack two. It is later edition than 4.5, eg. 4.7, but nothing I
> can do will stop the pesky thing from popping up in my system tray near to
> the windows clock.
>
> Can anybody please help? It seems to be integrated with absolutely
> everything.
>
> I have tried clicking on the Tools-Options-Preferences, and unchecking the
> relevant boxes.
>
> I have also tried going into the administration tools
> sections-services-rightclick messenger and it is displayed as "disabled"
> yet sure as fate it is still in my system tray box with the white X on the
> red background on it! This is so frustrating.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Many Thanks
>
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 4:03:56 AM

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peterk wrote:
> http://www.grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm
> works
> peterk
>


Actually, it doesn't. It's completely irrelevant. "Shoot the
Messenger" is a means of hiding messenger service spam, and has
absolutely nothing to do with Windows Messenger, which is a completely
different thing from the messenger service.


--

Bruce Chambers

Help us help you:
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both at once. - RAH
June 25, 2005 4:03:56 AM

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Carey, I am sorry to break into this thread, but I am unable to post a new
question. I am signed in to Net.Passport. Does Messenger have to be installed
to post here? I have no trouble sending the reply.
Thanks for your advise,
Gerry



"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> To disable "Windows Messenger":
>
> Open "Windows Messenger" and from the Toolbar select
> Tools > Options > Preferences and uncheck:
>
> "Run this program when Windows starts" and
> "Allow this program to run in the background", then
> click OK.
>
> Next, open Outlook Express and from the Toolbar select
> Tools > Options and under the General tab uncheck
> "Automatically log on to Windows Messenger" and click
> APPLY.
>
>
> Alternative:
>
> Prevent Windows Messenger from automatically running
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_messenger_au...
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Samantha" wrote:
>
> | Hello
> | I have searched online via Google on how to remove Windows Messenger for XP
> | service pack two. It is later edition than 4.5, eg. 4.7, but nothing I can
> | do will stop the pesky thing from popping up in my system tray near to the
> | windows clock.
> |
> | Can anybody please help? It seems to be integrated with absolutely
> | everything.
> |
> | I have tried clicking on the Tools-Options-Preferences, and unchecking the
> | relevant boxes.
> |
> | I have also tried going into the administration tools
> | sections-services-rightclick messenger and it is displayed as "disabled" yet
> | sure as fate it is still in my system tray box with the white X on the red
> | background on it! This is so frustrating.
> |
> | Any suggestions?
> |
> | Many Thanks
>
>
June 25, 2005 4:56:57 AM

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XP AntiSpy.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Popup-Ad-Spyware-...

--

Kenny Cargill


"Samantha" <samantha@noreply.com> wrote in message
news:D 9i3gj$79c$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hello
> I have searched online via Google on how to remove Windows Messenger for
> XP service pack two. It is later edition than 4.5, eg. 4.7, but nothing I
> can do will stop the pesky thing from popping up in my system tray near to
> the windows clock.
>
> Can anybody please help? It seems to be integrated with absolutely
> everything.
>
> I have tried clicking on the Tools-Options-Preferences, and unchecking the
> relevant boxes.
>
> I have also tried going into the administration tools
> sections-services-rightclick messenger and it is displayed as "disabled"
> yet sure as fate it is still in my system tray box with the white X on the
> red background on it! This is so frustrating.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Many Thanks
>
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 3:47:23 PM

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No, Messenger is not needed to post here.

Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000 is akin to bear skins and stone knives.

Do yourself a favor and setup a real newsreader.

Outlook Express came free with XP.

Use it.

MICROSOFT PUBLIC NEWSGROUPS
[[There are many valuable newsgroups on the msnews.microsoft.com server, on
nearly every available topic and in many different languages. Clicking the
links below will automatically create any necessary account configuration in
Outlook Express and take you directly to the newsgroup you have selected -
no complicated technical configurations are needed!]]
http://aumha.org/nntp.htm

Using Outlook Express To View Newsgroups
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2fdirec...

Viewing and Posting to Newsgroups
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/news...

Setting up Outlook Express Newsreader
http://michaelstevenstech.com/outlookexpressnewreader.h...

Getting News from Newsgroups
Ignore this part ->> Access a newsgroup right from the Web.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/gett...

Set Up Outlook Express
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/oe/setu...

Mastering Newsgroups in Outlook Express: Power User Tips
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/columns/n...

Outlook Express newsgroups 101
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/IE/community/columns/n...

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:E2F583BD-22CC-4BC0-BD3E-DFCB9A895D59@microsoft.com,
Gerry <Gerry@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Carey, I am sorry to break into this thread, but I am unable to post a new
> question. I am signed in to Net.Passport. Does Messenger have to be
> installed to post here? I have no trouble sending the reply.
> Thanks for your advise,
> Gerry
>
>
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> To disable "Windows Messenger":
>>
>> Open "Windows Messenger" and from the Toolbar select
>> Tools > Options > Preferences and uncheck:
>>
>> "Run this program when Windows starts" and
>> "Allow this program to run in the background", then
>> click OK.
>>
>> Next, open Outlook Express and from the Toolbar select
>> Tools > Options and under the General tab uncheck
>> "Automatically log on to Windows Messenger" and click
>> APPLY.
>>
>>
>> Alternative:
>>
>> Prevent Windows Messenger from automatically running
>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_messenger_au...
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------
>>
>> "Samantha" wrote:
>>
>>> Hello
>>> I have searched online via Google on how to remove Windows Messenger
>>> for XP service pack two. It is later edition than 4.5, eg. 4.7, but
>>> nothing I can do will stop the pesky thing from popping up in my system
>>> tray near to the windows clock.
>>>
>>> Can anybody please help? It seems to be integrated with absolutely
>>> everything.
>>>
>>> I have tried clicking on the Tools-Options-Preferences, and unchecking
>>> the relevant boxes.
>>>
>>> I have also tried going into the administration tools
>>> sections-services-rightclick messenger and it is displayed as
>>> "disabled" yet sure as fate it is still in my system tray box with the
>>> white X on the red background on it! This is so frustrating.
>>>
>>> Any suggestions?
>>>
>>> Many Thanks
!