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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 14 October 2003 - 02:58 PM


everyone knows it, everyone does noit wanna use it, but how to remove it?

Here's a proofed method to ban MS messenger successfully in the company here:

Press the keytabs WIN + [R] simultaniously
in the appearing run line please enter the following command

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Should work with copy 'n paste also. After pressing ENTER you'll get an error message you can ignore.


#2 Hunter


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Posted 14 October 2003 - 03:37 PM

Or if you are running winXP or 2000...you could download and run XP antispy and take care of that problem and others.


What is XP-AntiSpy?

XP-AntiSpy is a little utility that let's you disable some built-in update and authetication 'features' in WindowsXP.
For example, there's a service running in the background wich is called 'Automatic Updates'. I don't know what this service transfers from my machine to other machines on the internet, especially the MS ones. So I play it safe and disable such functions. If you like, you can even disable these function manually, by going through the System and checking or unchecking some checkboxes. This will take you approximately half an hour. But why wasting time when a little neat utility can do the same in 1 minute? This utility was successfully tested by lots of users, and was found to disable all the known 'Suspicious' Functions in WindowsXP. It's customizeable, but comes up with the Default settings, which are recommended. If you like to get more information about those 'functions',read THIS.

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Please update any links and your bookmarks to www.xp-antispy.org
Greetings, -chris-

Microsoft plans to lock out all non-ms-messenger users. That's a step to lock out all free software/open source IM programs.

It is a pretty dirty microsoft trick of "offering-for-free-and-then-locking-out-all-the-others" but it's not that this was any kind of news...

#3 toadbee


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Posted 14 October 2003 - 03:44 PM

Another option, and then some:

"We all want to uninstall everything Windows doesn't completely need to run optimally. Problem is, some programs you don't want taking up space hide away. They're next to impossible to find, much less remove.

Don't worry, because tonight I have a Windows tweak that'll help you immediately. Yes, we showed you how to do it back in November 2001, but my gut and my inbox tell me I should mention it again.

Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\inf

Open the sysoc.inf file in Notepad or another plain text editor. If you can't find the inf directory, it's probably hidden. Unhide it.

Click Tools and choose Folder Options.
Under View, enable Show Hidden Files & Folders.

In sysoc.inf, look for the section called "components" in XP or "old base components" in 2000. What looks like a bunch of gibberish is actually pretty easy to read. You'll see a component name, followed by an equals sign, followed by a list of parameters separated by commas.

For example: Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,HIDE,7

The deal: the "HIDE" between the two last commas indicates a hidden component. Remove "HIDE" to unhide the component.

For example: Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7

Unhide any component you want.

Save the file.

Reopen the Windows Component Wizard to see your new Add/Remove options!

Let's see if you can remove Windows Messenger forever. I know you can."


#4 Hutch


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Posted 11 June 2004 - 07:13 PM

Thanks for the tip Udo. MSN Messenger is now off my system for good.. :w00t: :w00t:

#5 TheSentinel


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Posted 13 June 2004 - 07:45 PM

Hi Bevan

nice to see you here again. Hope everything's fine with you and your family.

Well I've combined that cryptical command line in a small batch file called KillMess.bat. Sure you may name that batch file like you want

What's in it:

@echo off
rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %WinDir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Works like that command line procedure and you'll get that mentioned error message too.

Bye and til later mate




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Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:11 PM

Uninstall Messenger updated link


Please note that the author of Uninstall Messenger has a new website and can be found here


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