Windows messenger

By bnewt
Nov 19, 2007
  1. The messenger icon appears in the systray. How can I get rid of this? I will never use it. In the preferences, I have "unchecked" the run when windows starts up & allow messenger to run in the background.
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    there is a program that can be downloaded by the name of MessengerDisable,I do not have a link but it can be Googled and downloaded once u downlod it run it and it will completely uninstall Messenger if that is what u want done.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

  4. Lincolnsback

    Lincolnsback TS Rookie

    yeah I wanted to know same thing
  5. Cerberus

    Cerberus TS Rookie Posts: 56

    Try this...

    Go to run command and input msconfig
    Go to start up tab
    uncheck the Msnmsgr box

    This will stop the OS auto loading messenger when Windows boots.
  6. bnewt

    bnewt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    There is no msnmsgr in msconfig. I also went into the general tab of outlook express & removed the check regarding automatically logging into messenger, but it still shows in the systray
  7. bnewt

    bnewt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think I finally got it. I went into Program access & defaults - custom & unchecked enable access. No it doesn't show up. Probably could have also gone into remove windows components & removed it there also
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Do this please!
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,158   +599

    spybot search & destroy has a section on Startups.
    Unchecking the box will leave the registry entry BUT disable the startup.

    perform this ONCE/Login id
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