• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 7. Im Annoyances > WINDOWS MESSENGER

WINDOWS MESSENGER

STOP WINDOWS MESSENGER FROM AUTOSTARTING

The Annoyance:

Every time I start Windows, an unwelcome visitor shows up in the Windows System Tray: Windows Messenger. I try to close it by right-clicking the icon and choosing Exit, but it behaves like a door-to-door salesman with his foot in my front door—it refuses to leave. What can I do?

The Fix:

Once Windows Messenger is running, it's tough to shut down. First close Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Outlook Express, and then right-click the Messenger icon and select Exit. This keeps it out of the way until you reboot your PC or turn it off and then on.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint