Join Date: Nov 1999
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Re: O/T - Messenger pop-ups!!!
You can safely disable the messenger service (not MSN Messenger) without any ill effects whatsoever. Talking about MSN Messenger; That must have become the most annoying feature. It starts up when you don't want it and you can't close it down nine out of ten times unless you kill it from the task manager.
My advice is if to remove MSN Messenger altogether. You can remove it from add/remove programs under the "add/remove Windows components" section as long as you are running Windows XP Service Pack 1. If you got a pre Service Pack 1 release, you can still remove it.
Click "Start, Run" and type the following line:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
and click "OK"
Goodbye MSN Messenger.
If you use MSN Messenger, my advice would be to remove MSN Messenger and use Trillian Pro instead. This nice little app can run nearly every type of messenger from within one single program. Off the top of my head it suppports MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, AIM and IRC