http://www.petri.co.il/uninstall_windows_messenger.htm If any of you use this info or concur with my distate of the MSN messenger, please reply. Thanks, Kirby If, however, you do want to uninstall it, there are at least 2 ways to do it: First method XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it show up everything. If you'd like Windows Messenger to show up in the list of programs you can add and remove from Windows, navigate to C:\WINDOWS\inf (substituting the correct drive letter for your version of Windows) and open sysoc.inf. You'll see a line that reads: msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7 Change this to the following and Windows Messenger will appear in Add or Remove Programs, then Add/Remove Windows Components, then, and you can remove it for good: msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,7 You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable. Second method Make sure you close Outlook, Outlook Express and the Messenger client. Run this command in the CMD window (line may wrap, just copy/paste it): RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove Note: This will prevent a long delay when opening Outlook Express if you have the Contacts pane enabled. To prevent this, click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express Right click in the right pane and select New, Dword value. Give it the name Hide Messenger Double click this new entry and set the value to 2.