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Startup program entry details:

msnmsgr (msnmsgr.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.

Description:

Windows Live Messenger (which has now moved to Skype) or the older MSN Messenger utility utility - available via the Start menu. For Windows Live Messenger, disable by clicking on the "Show menu" icon and select Tools → Options → Sign In → deselect "Automatically run Windows Live Messenger when I log on to Windows". For MSN Messenger, disable by clicking on Tools → Options → General → deselect "Automatically run Messenger when I log on to Windows"

Startup information:

Windows Live Messenger

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background (14.* onwards)
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background (8.5.*)
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background (8.0.* thru 8.1.*)

MSN Messenger

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background

Other information:

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