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Posted 12 February 2007 - 06:22 PM

What exactly is Windows Messenger? It's on my taskbar but I've never used it. Do I need it?


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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:40 PM

Do you use IM (Instant Messaging)? If not, it's not needed. You can get rid of it in several ways - It's started by Outlook Express or Outlook, and you can use the options there to stop it from starting with those programs. I also think that you can stop it from starting on it's own by right clicking on it and selecting the options (but I'm less sure about that method).
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:42 AM

How to prevent Windows Messenger from running on a Windows XP-based computer

While you are at it disable the Messenger Service (not related to Windows Instant Messenger) which is a security risk.

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