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    iMartin's Avatar ♥Home Grown♥ BT Rep: +9BT Rep +9
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    Ok, how can I remove/PERMANTLY kill Windows Messenger, and I'm on XP Pro. I know about running the RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%INFmsmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove command, but it didn't work for me. Is there another way to do it?



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    cut & paste reply from: http://tweakxp.com/search.asp?s=messenger

    1. Click on the Start button and select Run.
    2. Type:

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

    in the text box and click OK. You will see a progress bar appear shortly as it deletes its files and it will then ask you to reboot. After the reboot the program will be gone.

    Uninstalling Messenger on computers that have Service Pack 1 installed
    Open Control Panel from the Start menu.
    Choose Add or Remove Programs.
    Select Add/Remove Windows Components.
    Click to remove the checkmark next to "Windows Messenger".
    Click the Next button.
    Click the Finish button.
    Reboot
    Note - sometimes you have have to perform BOTH operations (both the Add/Remove AND the command line removal)

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    you could also just prevent it from ever running....

    this post is guaranteed 100% parrot-free

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    XP Antispy has that feature (plus many others)

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    man, i was hopign upgrading to MSN messenger 6.1 would overwrite my previous version of msn messanger but it didnt. so now i have 4.7 and 6.1

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    Originally posted by Sparsely@9 December 2003 - 22:17
    you could also just prevent it from ever running....
    How do you do that?

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    i used MessengerDisable, which can disable or just remove the git
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