Disable windows messenger

By plasma dragon00
Dec 11, 2007
  1. i have a quick question. i have done it before, and i dont want windows messenger on my computer. i believe i have disabled it from startup before by disabling msmsgs.exe from startup via msconfig. however, is there a way to completely remove it from windows? i dont use it, have never used it, and, in fact, dont believe i ever will use it. i dont want this program, because every now and then msmsgs.exe will re-enable itself in startup. so if possible i would like a way to completely remove it, or if thats not possible, then make sure it permanently stays disabled from startup.

    thanks for the help once again guys :) :)

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,145   +597

    install Spybot Search & Destroy

    updated it

    backup your registry

    use the Mode->advance menu option

    on the left will be a Tools link: click it

    find System Startups; click

    look for Messenger;

    uncheck the box on the left to disable.

    TO DELETE THE REGISTRY ENTRY: select the line and the click the red X at the top.
  3. plasma dragon00

    plasma dragon00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    thanks ^_^
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