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Prevent Windows Messenger from running (All Users).

By using this tweak you are able to disable Windows Messenger, if the option to remove or uninstall the Messenger is not available.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
By default, the Windows Messenger is installed on a Windows system, but it does not let you remove or uninstall Windows Messenger. By using this tweak you are able to disable Windows Messenger.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the subkeys “\Messenger\Client” does not exist, create it as explained below. Then, create a dword value “PreventRun” in the right panel.

Now, right-click and modify its value to “1” to prevent Windows Messenger from running. However, if you want to access the Messenger again, change the value data to “0” or delete the added value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
If you enable this tweak, Remote Assistance also can’t use Windows Messenger.

Prevent Windows Messenger from AutoRun.reg

The '.reg' file disallows Windows Messenger to run.

Allow Windows Messenger from AutoRun (Default).reg

The '.reg' file allows Windows Messenger to run.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Windows Messenger is prevented from running.

Windows Messenger is running and is displayed in notification area.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\], key and create a new key with the name "Messenger" under "Microsoft".

Then, create a "Client" key under "Messenger".

Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "PreventRun" in "Client" key.

Next, right-click on "PreventRun" and click on 'Modify'.

Enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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