11th Jul 2001, 05:28
Hi...every time I click on "Outlook Express" some evil little white symbol appears in my taskbar.
It looks like the white playing piece from a game of Cluedo (can't remember anyone other than Professor Plum and Miss Scarlet).
Hover over the symbol with the mouse and a sign appears to tell me, "MSN Messenger Service - Not Logged On"
That probably accounts for the little rosette like badge that the guy is wearing - with a small cross in it.
Now, I've clicked left mouse buttons, right mouse buttons, been into msconfig and start profiles...all that stuff - but I cannot find a reliable way to kill the little bugger permanantly.
:( :( :( :( :(
11th Jul 2001, 09:17
Stay on the Install/Uninstall tab;
Scroll down until you find - MSN Messenger Service (version number).
Highlight it, click Add/Remove
Click YES to remove.
11th Jul 2001, 12:38
If you want to remove the messenger contact list from Outlook Express without deleting the program (i.e. if someone else uses it on your computer):
View menu Layout Then un-select the contacts box
Have a good one, Dave.
11th Jul 2001, 12:49
MSN messenger would have been a good idea had their Hotmail security not been so appallingly inadequate. Now all MSN messenger serves to do is to tell me when some junk mail has arrived from the Land of the Crimplene Lard-ar$e, usually some idiot get-rich-quick scheme or filth from some porn-broker.
How I would dearly love to parcel it all up and forward it to billgates@<hidden> or wherever he is with a request to stop trying to persuade everyone to 'upgrade' to some newer Windows OS every 2 years and to take some time out instead to sort out Hotmail!!
[ 11 July 2001: Message edited by: BEagle ]
12th Jul 2001, 01:05
I tired your suggestion, but MSN messenger is not in Add/Remove programs! I have a new Dell Laptop with Win ME and I wonder do I have to INSTALL MSN first to be able to remove it? I do have the little lad with the rosette in the corner. Clicking on it opens the MSN Messenger Service and looks like it wants me to apply for a passport.
Anyone else get rid of it?
13th Jul 2001, 00:50
Certainly Icarus is right as far as Win98se is concerned, but I don't know about ME.
How about right clicking and then exit?
It wont get rid of it permanently, but at least it will stay out of the way for your present use.
13th Jul 2001, 16:12
Yes MSN messenger is a real pain. It kept crashing my PC and caused all sorts of problems when attempting to reboot
To get rid of the little devil in WIN ME, it is slightly different:
- Go into control panel
- Click on add/remove programs:
- CLICK ON THE 'WINDOWS INSTALLATION' TAB
- Clear the checkbox concerning MSN messenger (I think it's in the communications or accessories group)
- Click on apply, then ok.
- Breathe a sigh of relief. :D
Hope this helps
14th Jul 2001, 06:25
Brit Abroad :D
Worked a treat!! :)
Little b@<hidden>#$%^d has GONE!! :D
19th Jul 2001, 00:27
Sorry for the delay in replying, just got back into this thread.
Whoopee.......the little git is gone
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! :D