but the new messenger plus that comes out in two three weeks have some nice new features like support for animated display pictures and it shows all your emoticons, also your custom emoticons and much more !
thats your own fault, messenger plus contains no spyware if you install it the right way, when you install it you have to deselect the option install the sponsor, so NOT install the sponsor and you have no spyware at all !
I love messenger plus and use it for few years now and never gave me any problems.
Microsoft To Bundle MSN Toolbar With IM Client
April 23, 2004 (1:20 p.m. EST)
Microsoft is getting ready to release an update to MSN Messenger that will integrate the MSN Toolbar with the instant messaging client.
MSN Messenger 6.2, which is now shooting for a Monday release, offers users the option of installing the Toolbar. MSN Toolbar tucks into Internet Explorer, and offers shortcuts to MSN Web sites, blocks pop-ups, and provides access to MSN's search engine.
Google, Amazon.com, and Yahoo offer similar toolbars that integrate with IE.
The default setting during MSN Messenger installation is to install the toolbar, but clear a checkbox in the first screen to reject the toolbar.
For U.S. users of MSN Messenger, Microsoft will also roll out a new gaming service dubbed “MSN Instant Games” that includes four new by-subscription games -- Chess, Wheel of Fortune, Billiards, and Upwords -- that cost between $9.99 and $14.99 per year each.