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Evelio Figueroa

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Does anyone know how to prevent MSN messenger from starting up on my PC? I have MSN Messenger 6.2

Everytime I boot up my PC, MSN Messenger is running in the background. I have "Run messenger during start up" unchecked everywhere I can think of. But I still have it running without me knowing it. I have to get into the Task Manager and end process. What gives? Why can't I turn it off and leave it off when I start up my PC?

Edit.

Ok, this is weird. I ended the task in Task Manager. But MSN messenger starts right back up again. WTF?
 

Jonathan Smith

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As an alternative to using msconfig, check out Codestuff Starter . It is a great utility for viewing all processes currently running (potentially including some that do not get shown by task manager) and controlling start up processes.
 

DougWright

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How about in Messenger, going to the tools menu, selecting options and picking the general tab. All the startup options are there.
 

Evelio Figueroa

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I did that. I even went into Internet explorer and outlook express and unchecked the startup options.


Thanks for the help guys.
 

StephenL

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Try this:

Find the folder C:Program FilesMessenger.

Rename the Messenger folder "Messenger OFF".
 

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