How can I remove disable windows messenger

Posted on 2006-06-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
How can I remove disable windows messenger from windows xp, I have tried add and remove programs with no luck.
system is a Dell Latitude Loaded with windows xp professional service pack 2

Please help!!!!!

This must be done as soon as possible
Question by:Marklwuk
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    Accepted Solution

    If you go to start => run and type

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

    this will remove windows messenger
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    Expert Comment

    If you mean the Messenger Service (as opposed to MSN Messenger, the web chat program), then:

     Start -> Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services

    and right-click on "Messenger" select "Properties" and select the Startup Type to "Disabled"

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