Turn off .net passport

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Anyone know a way to turn off that stupid Microsoft .NET Passport popup? Everytime when I surf the Internet or something, it kept popping up. It's really annoying. Please help!

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Post 3+ Months Ago

isn't that part of windows messenger or msn explorer??
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Yeah, and windows messenger usually puts up a fight when you try to uninstall. Here are instructions to uninstall it.
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Remove Windows Messenger

If you do not use Windows Messenger then why not uninstall it. Every
time you start up your computer, Messenger also starts up which can
slow everything down and use up more system resources.

To uninstall it:
    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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Thank you for all the responses. I tried the method using the RUN command with RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove but the computer never ask me if I want to reboot or not. So I tried that Add/Remove but the Messenger was there for me to uninstall it.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I do believe Spybot and Adaware will remove it for you..
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Thanks for the response. You mean Spybot will remove the .net passport popup window? I don't know but I do have spybot installed and it's not stopping it.

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Well, I never really bothered to remove it because It would only pop up maybe 1 out of 5 times that I reboot and I only reboot like once a month. But, like I said I never personally removed it but it no longer exist.
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UNFLUX wrote:
Remove Windows Messenger

If you do not use Windows Messenger then why not uninstall it. Every
time you start up your computer, Messenger also starts up which can
slow everything down and use up more system resources.


but i think u can stop msn from loading up when u start up ur system??

if i understood well
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I have uninstalled the msn and the .net passport popup has stopped.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

there you go, glad to hear it :D

Heart - this has nothing to do with Spybot. It's a component of
Windows/MSN.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have tried all these things to removed the popup window and nothing has helped. We do not even have msn or windows messenger on the computer that I can find. Any help would be great. Thanks

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