Instant Messenger Turns On By Itself.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by puzzleface, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. puzzleface

    puzzleface Guest

    I'm using Windows XP Professional.

    Very recently I downloaded the latest "dot net" application from the Windows Update. Ever since, Windows Messenger has been turning on by itself. The icon won't even show up in the Systray and I'll still get random messages from people. Its seems to just come on when it detects an internect connection. I've unchecked the appropriate boxes in the Messenger Options but it still does the same thing.

    If anyone has some clue as to how to prevent this from happening I would appreciate it.

  2. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

    it used to happen to me all the time too... I found it would happen when I opened Outlook to check my email. I fixed it by disabling messaging in Outlook (theres an option in the Outlook options).

    If you use Outlook Express, I'm sure theres an option there too.

    However, if you use Hotmail, I never figured out a way to stop that one.
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg Guest

    Do you use Messenger at all? My guess is no if you don't want it loading up at all, and if that is the case then here is the easiest solution.

    Go find your messenger folder that its installed in (in program files i believe)

    Just rename the folder to something like 'MessengerOFF'

    Problem solved :cool:
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    yes yes... thats what I did...

    I renamed the file so that it would not startup automatically :D

    now it only startsup when I want it to...

    I couldn't remember what I had done to disable it last night puzzle on mIRC... sry bout that :)
  5. slimpickinz

    slimpickinz Guest

    The proper way is...

    look in the GPE and disable Messenger.

  6. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    best and most complete way is:

    Uninstall messenger

    To do so click run. Then Type:
    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove