Windows Messenger (Probably a easy fix)

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Is there a way to make it so windows messenger doesn't start up when XP starts? I always have people IMing me and I didnt even know I was on Messenger...gets really annoying.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Go to start , Run ,and type in ,, Msconfig
then got to the startup tab,click on that ,once
in you may have to expand it to see MSN ,and just
uncheck it ,,and why your there ,uncheck other 3rd
party software thats running in the background,
then reboot.
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I dont see it there....Its Windows Messenger it comes with XP
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If it's launching at startup it should be listed in msconfig. Scan and post a log with Hijack This:

http://tomcoyote.com/hjt/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

We can at least see what's going on with your startup list.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Open Windows Messenger
Open Tool -> Options menu
Click on General Tab
Uncheck Automatically run Messenger when I log on to Windows and Allow automatic sign in when connected to the internet
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Post 3+ Months Ago

MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger?

Looks like most of the above posts are for MSN messenger, if you need to stop Windows Messenger from starting try this:

START -> SETTINGS -> CONTROL PANEL

Double click on ADMINISTRATOR TOOLS

Double click on SERVICES

Scroll down and find MESSENGER and double click on it

Change the drop down box from AUTOMATIC to DISABLED

Click on the STOP button

Close all windows


No more annoying spam messages.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I believe that its called msmsgs or msmsgs.exe in msconfig.
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The messenger service and Windows Messenger are in no way related.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/usin ... pspam.mspx
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Note Although the name of the service is similar, Messenger Service in Windows XP is not related to instant messaging programs such as Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger
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The messenger service and Windows Messenger are in no way related.


Thats what I was trying to state, the solutions that had been posted so far were for MSN messenger.

He asked about Microsoft Messenger which is what the solution I provided was for.
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No, the original poster's question was in regard to Windows Messenger which is an instant messenger program that comes with windows. The messenger service is something entirely different.

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Is there a way to make it so windows messenger doesn't start up when XP starts? I always have people IMing me and I didnt even know I was on Messenger...gets really annoying.
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Yep, I stand corrected.

I always think of Messenger that comes with Windows and MSN messenger as the same program because of functionality and forget they aren't.


I focused on that he said he was getting messages without even knowing he was signed in and was thinking of the endless spam boxes that come up for those that have the Messenger Service running.

Sorry if caused any confusion. :)
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It's no problem. Windows Messenger and the Messenger service always cause confusion. :)

It is a good thing to disable in any case.

Here are the executables for Windows and MSN messenger:

Windows Messenger: msmsgs.exe

MSN messenger: msnmsgr.exe

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