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Anonymous
December 4, 2004 9:19:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

I would like to know how to permanently remove Windows Messenger. I've tried
the add/remove - but it remains and in my Norton activities log I get this
message:

Details: An instance of "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" is
preparing to access the Internet.


every 2 minutes - whether I am online or not. I don't want this program and
I'd like to know how to actually remove it - not just remove it from my
start menu.

Thanks!
TN

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Anonymous
December 4, 2004 11:23:30 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

You can't actually remove it but can remove any shortcuts to it.
Control panel/add remove programs/windows components/windows messenger -
uncheck and apply etc.
It will appear to be gone entirely.


"TNorth" <tnorth99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o y6UDfl2EHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I would like to know how to permanently remove Windows Messenger. I've
>tried
> the add/remove - but it remains and in my Norton activities log I get this
> message:
>
> Details: An instance of "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" is
> preparing to access the Internet.
>
>
> every 2 minutes - whether I am online or not. I don't want this program
> and
> I'd like to know how to actually remove it - not just remove it from my
> start menu.
>
> Thanks!
> TN
>
>
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 3:19:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hello Alan,

Thanks for the info - so what you are saying is that even though I can
remove it from the start menu and from "seeing" it anywhere - it will still
be there and be trying to establish a connection to the internet
continually. Doesn't seem quite right that resources should be taken up by
something that I really don't want.

Thanks for the help!

TN

"Alan White" <alanwhite@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> You can't actually remove it but can remove any shortcuts to it.
> Control panel/add remove programs/windows components/windows messenger -
> uncheck and apply etc.
> It will appear to be gone entirely.
>
>
> "TNorth" <tnorth99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o y6UDfl2EHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >I would like to know how to permanently remove Windows Messenger. I've
> >tried
> > the add/remove - but it remains and in my Norton activities log I get
this
> > message:
> >
> > Details: An instance of "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" is
> > preparing to access the Internet.
> >
> >
> > every 2 minutes - whether I am online or not. I don't want this program
> > and
> > I'd like to know how to actually remove it - not just remove it from my
> > start menu.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > TN
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
December 5, 2004 4:14:26 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Greetings,

Actually you're seeing this message *because* of Norton (not the Firewall, but the
Antivirus!). Recent versions of Norton Antivirus added a new "instant messaging scanning"
feature, which can conflict with Messenger and cause it to also keep starting. To stop it,
open Norton Antivirus (Right-click on the Norton Antivirus icon in the System
Tray/Notification Area (by the clock), choose 'Open Norton Antivirus'), click Options, then
Instant Messenger then uncheck MSN Instant Messenger (or Windows Messenger depending on
version) and click OK.

I really wish Symantec would fix this (it's ridiculous, especially when they bundle these two
things together)
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.


"TNorth" <tnorth99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o y6UDfl2EHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I would like to know how to permanently remove Windows Messenger. I've tried
> the add/remove - but it remains and in my Norton activities log I get this
> message:
>
> Details: An instance of "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" is
> preparing to access the Internet.
>
>
> every 2 minutes - whether I am online or not. I don't want this program and
> I'd like to know how to actually remove it - not just remove it from my
> start menu.
>
> Thanks!
> TN
>
>
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 5:11:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hi Jonathan,

Thanks so much! I made the change as you described - I did have that box
checked. I just installed a newer version of NAV and I started to notice
this in my activity log. I'll keep an eye on it and hopefully this will fix
that particular problem!

Thanks!!
TN


"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <msnewsreplies@jonathankay.com> wrote in message
news:o dLvLav2EHA.1392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Greetings,
>
> Actually you're seeing this message *because* of Norton (not the Firewall,
but the
> Antivirus!). Recent versions of Norton Antivirus added a new "instant
messaging scanning"
> feature, which can conflict with Messenger and cause it to also keep
starting. To stop it,
> open Norton Antivirus (Right-click on the Norton Antivirus icon in the
System
> Tray/Notification Area (by the clock), choose 'Open Norton Antivirus'),
click Options, then
> Instant Messenger then uncheck MSN Instant Messenger (or Windows Messenger
depending on
> version) and click OK.
>
> I really wish Symantec would fix this (it's ridiculous, especially when
they bundle these two
> things together)
> ____________________________________________
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> Associate Expert
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
>
> "TNorth" <tnorth99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o y6UDfl2EHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >I would like to know how to permanently remove Windows Messenger. I've
tried
> > the add/remove - but it remains and in my Norton activities log I get
this
> > message:
> >
> > Details: An instance of "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" is
> > preparing to access the Internet.
> >
> >
> > every 2 minutes - whether I am online or not. I don't want this program
and
> > I'd like to know how to actually remove it - not just remove it from my
> > start menu.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > TN
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 7:52:34 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hi TN,

No problem =)
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"TNorth" <tnorth99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23Dg1%234v2EHA.1400@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hi Jonathan,
>
> Thanks so much! I made the change as you described - I did have that box
> checked. I just installed a newer version of NAV and I started to notice
> this in my activity log. I'll keep an eye on it and hopefully this will fix
> that particular problem!
>
> Thanks!!
> TN
>
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <msnewsreplies@jonathankay.com> wrote in message
> news:o dLvLav2EHA.1392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Greetings,
>>
>> Actually you're seeing this message *because* of Norton (not the Firewall,
> but the
>> Antivirus!). Recent versions of Norton Antivirus added a new "instant
> messaging scanning"
>> feature, which can conflict with Messenger and cause it to also keep
> starting. To stop it,
>> open Norton Antivirus (Right-click on the Norton Antivirus icon in the
> System
>> Tray/Notification Area (by the clock), choose 'Open Norton Antivirus'),
> click Options, then
>> Instant Messenger then uncheck MSN Instant Messenger (or Windows Messenger
> depending on
>> version) and click OK.
>>
>> I really wish Symantec would fix this (it's ridiculous, especially when
> they bundle these two
>> things together)
>> ____________________________________________
>> Jonathan Kay
>> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>> Associate Expert
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
>> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>>
>>
>> "TNorth" <tnorth99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:o y6UDfl2EHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >I would like to know how to permanently remove Windows Messenger. I've
> tried
>> > the add/remove - but it remains and in my Norton activities log I get
> this
>> > message:
>> >
>> > Details: An instance of "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" is
>> > preparing to access the Internet.
>> >
>> >
>> > every 2 minutes - whether I am online or not. I don't want this program
> and
>> > I'd like to know how to actually remove it - not just remove it from my
>> > start menu.
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> > TN
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
December 7, 2004 1:14:18 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

In Windows XP/Control Panel, Open add/remove programs,then select,windows
components (L.sub-menu), then scroll to bottom of page,uncheck the box for
messenger,then close out.

PM


"TNorth" <tnorth99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o y6UDfl2EHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I would like to know how to permanently remove Windows Messenger. I've
>tried
> the add/remove - but it remains and in my Norton activities log I get this
> message:
>
> Details: An instance of "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" is
> preparing to access the Internet.
>
>
> every 2 minutes - whether I am online or not. I don't want this program
> and
> I'd like to know how to actually remove it - not just remove it from my
> start menu.
>
> Thanks!
> TN
>
>
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 1:14:19 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Thanks PM,

That's what I did, but that doesn't uninstall it - it just removes it from
the start menu. It looks like it can't be uninstalled - but the fix
suggested by Jonathan for Norton did help with that the issue I was having.

Thanks again!
TN

"BOD" <NoSpamBOD_999@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> In Windows XP/Control Panel, Open add/remove programs,then select,windows
> components (L.sub-menu), then scroll to bottom of page,uncheck the box
for
> messenger,then close out.
>
> PM
>
>
> "TNorth" <tnorth99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o y6UDfl2EHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >I would like to know how to permanently remove Windows Messenger. I've
> >tried
> > the add/remove - but it remains and in my Norton activities log I get
this
> > message:
> >
> > Details: An instance of "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" is
> > preparing to access the Internet.
> >
> >
> > every 2 minutes - whether I am online or not. I don't want this program
> > and
> > I'd like to know how to actually remove it - not just remove it from my
> > start menu.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > TN
> >
> >
>
>
!