How to disable windows messenger


Windows Messenger software came with my computer when I bought it. I would like to uninstall it however everytime I try to even exit from it I get a message that says other programs are using messenger. I don't use messenger and have heard that it leave a door open for unwanted people to get into my computer. How can I disable it without affecting other programs?

thank you

Pat Palas


This question was answered on May 22, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

First you must go to start-run- then type in msconfig-got to the startup tab, then uncheck msmessenger, this diables the messenger and keeps it from starting when ooting up.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 22, 2003