View Full Version : Sick and Tired of MSN Messenger

12-17-2002, 03:16 PM

I am sick and tired of MSN Messenger, mainly for the attached stupid Microsoft-like error.

Does anyone know how to totally remove MSN Messenger from my Windows XP Pro system.

I am switching to Trillian for good this time.

:hammer: :hammer: :hammer:


12-17-2002, 03:22 PM
Might help if I attach it next time...

12-17-2002, 03:51 PM
1). You should already be using Trillian.

2). You should check the XP Tweaking Guides on your own site :p.

3). Or if you're too lazy, just go to 'Run...' and enter:

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


12-17-2002, 07:08 PM
Realised that after I posted... :o

12-17-2002, 07:14 PM
the way u r sounding u seem to be wanting to uninstall msn messenger. i haven't tried uninstalling so don't know abt the consequences. but if u really want to unistall, here is the way out.
go to...

find a file sysoc.inf

look for the entry

delete the thing "hide" from it to make it look like

save the file and reboot.
now look for msn messenger in "Add/Remove Programs" and u can unistall it.

12-17-2002, 07:26 PM

12-17-2002, 07:49 PM
^^^ Hey, that sounds like the advice in someone's XP Tweaking Guide! ;)

12-17-2002, 08:28 PM
What's this tweaking guide I hear you talking about? *shameless segway to plug*

12-18-2002, 02:39 AM
^^^ Hey, that sounds like the advice in someone's XP Tweaking Guide! ;)
it sure is osiris...but i don't remember whose...bad memory...:p

12-19-2002, 03:08 PM
What's this tweaking guide I hear you talking about? *shameless segway to plug*

*Opens mouth*...

Nah, forget it. I wouldn't sink that low.

The TweakTown XP tweaking guide written by ME!

12-22-2002, 04:42 AM
hey is that u?
kudos buddy...
really nice and neat job! :clap:

12-27-2002, 08:34 AM
try here

01-04-2003, 07:11 AM
Yeah, i always uninstall that nasty little app first thing after a fresh win xp install.

Type the command - reboot = the sucker is dead!


Cloud Strife
01-17-2003, 04:23 AM
*Waves bye bye to MSN messenger* :cackle:

Fallen deity
01-18-2003, 11:09 PM
Last time I uninstalled MSN messenger, my broadband connection mysteriously didn't work anymore.. :\

Could have been just coincidental downtime..;x

01-22-2003, 07:04 AM
what I did was simply rename the folder "Messenger" (In Program Files\) to "noMessenger"

...works for me!

I think I had to reboot to make sure that it wasn't running in the background (without you knowing of course), or else it wouldn't let me rename the folder.

Cloud Strife
01-24-2003, 05:18 PM
lol, yeah, and that's a good way of stopping the problem too, a good thing that Windows XP doesn't search your entire computer for it like when a you use a shortcut that links to nothing. : peace2: