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tom Apr 21, 2004, 04:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi

I am wondering how to turn off Windows Messenger, NOT MSN messenger

The reason is because all the wile I am connected to the internet I get grey boxes pop up over anything on the screen advertising websites for teen XXX and stuff I could do without and this is p**sing me off. I also get loads of crap which is offensive and I want to be able to stop it.

Thanks for any suggestions







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Violet Whitworth Apr 21, 2004, 04:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I turn of Windows Messenger
Start > Run > Services.msc

disable "Messenger"

ROY G Apr 21, 2004, 04:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I turn of Windows Messenger
type in ( admuncher.com ) then download it ,this will help you out . You will get NO pop ups after this.

Violet Whitworth Apr 21, 2004, 04:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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nah, just disable the Messenger Service :P less third party software to install

Rory Witham Apr 21, 2004, 04:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I turn of Windows Messenger
open it and adjust options for start up, this will stop it running to begin with, or i think it can be uninstalled from add and remove programmes and or remove options / components.


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tom Apr 21, 2004, 04:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I turn of Windows Messenger
Thanks for your quick replies! These things even come up when I'm playing games

tom Apr 21, 2004, 04:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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OK I have now disabled Messenger from 'Add or Remove Windows Components'. Now I hope the messages won't appear. Thanks for the suggestions!

ZION103 Apr 21, 2004, 04:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I turn of Windows Messenger
if yoy PM me or let me have your e-mail or msn name i will send you a little program that gets rid of it or if you want to permently remove windows messenger i will tell you whot file to edit its easy

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Robby Jindrick Apr 22, 2004, 12:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I turn of Windows Messenger
Right Click My Computer, click Manage, double click Services and Applications, double click Services, scroll down and double click Messenger, change Startup Type: Disabled, and under Service status click Stop.

Violet Whitworth Apr 22, 2004, 06:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I turn of Windows Messenger
what OS are you running? I think these guys are confused to what is actually running on your PC.

If you have windows 2000 or xp, you need to go to Start > Run > and type in "Services.msc" and right click on the service "Messenger" and choose Properties. under "start up type" you need to select "Disable" and under "start up status" you need to "Stop" it.

it's a service that is running on your system, not some program

Violet Whitworth Apr 22, 2004, 06:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I turn of Windows Messenger
check out http://www.blackviper.com as well. Check out his Windows Services section.

Michael A. Apr 22, 2004, 06:49pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Windows Messenger is a total pain and you might as well get rid of it totally. Back-up your registry before trying this tweak. Best of luck.

http://www.xs4all.nl/~laar2002/tweak/delete-win-messenger.html

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tom Apr 22, 2004, 06:51pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks for all that information guys I'm doing what you suggested, what I did yesterday didn't work si I'll get rid of Windows Messnger Completely

ioneabee Apr 22, 2004, 07:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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How to remove messenger in one easy hit just click start=>Run and copy and paste the following

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

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Michael A. Apr 22, 2004, 07:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I believe lonabee's suggestion will work as well. Give that a try as it's probably easier than the other method I posted.

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mothow Apr 22, 2004, 11:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 22, 2004, 11:15pm EDT

 
>> Re: How do I turn of Windows Messenger
go to bootdisk.com on there they have something on there that dissable's messenger.im not sure what but if u look around on the website youll find it .cant miss it

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mothow Apr 22, 2004, 11:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 22, 2004, 11:17pm EDT

 
>> Re: How do I turn of Windows Messenger
Remove Windows Messenger #1 #2 thats what it says right about in the middle of the page

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