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Disable Windows Messenger

Disable Windows Messenger

I got tired of looking at that Windows Messenger icon in the tool tray so I found a way to stop it from loading.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302089

You need to edit the registry so be careful!

In addition, you may want to disable the Windows Messenger Service, which sounds similar although it serves a different function. Still, it's another source of possible spyware and viruses so you might as well disable it.

This program from all around super-tech guru Steve Gibson will do the trick. http://www.grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm