From: Squirrel (Squirrel_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 06:51:03 -0700
Exactly the point. I would like to use it someday but not if this contact
> This is the option to disable MSN. But how to remove the contact...he says
> it has been imposible to do it... Maybe he wants do dissable MSN but what
> about if he wants do reinstall it later? Then the contact will appear again
> isn't ?
> "Catamount" <Nope@spam.no> escribió en el mensaje
> > Squirrel wrote:
> > > Someone with the e-mail address Benedict.firstname.lastname@example.org keeps
> > > on my MSN messenger. I have tried to block and remove this contact, it
> > > re appearing. When I went to remove MSN messenger, it worked but each
> time I
> > > boot up, it tries to reload. Does anyone know who this is (virus, etc)
> > > how to get rid of it?
> > The simple thing to do, is if you don't want MSN then just disable it in
> > the registry.
> > Step 1) To Disable Messenger MSN from running go to the start menu and
> > select RUN. In the window that appears type regedit (see example below)
> > Step 2) The Registry editor will now have opened. Navigate to the
> > following Key:
> > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft
> > Now create a new key by selecting Edit from the main menu bar. Now
> > select New then Key.
> > Name this new Key: Messenger
> > Step 3) Now select the newly created Messenger Key and create another
> > new Key. Only this time we are going to name it: Client (The key should
> > look like the example below...)
> > Step 4) Next we have to create a DWORD value. So Right Click the new
> > Client Key and select New then DWORD.
> > Name the DWORD PreventRun
> > Step 5) Now we need to give it a Data Value of 1
> > Step 6) Now restart Windows XP and you will have successfully Disabled
> > Messenger MSN
> > IMPORTANT: This procedure contains information about modifying the
> > registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and
> > make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem
> > occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the
> > registry, click the following article numbers to view the Microsoft
> > Knowledge Base articles:
> > 256986 - Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
> > 322756 - HOW TO: Back Up, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows XP.