Remove MSN Messenger Tray Icon in XP


Ever wished for the MSN Messenger System Tray Icon to disappear?
No matter how hard you try, it always creeps up again after the system reboot. There is a perfect solution if you wish to remove it as of all. A simple command exists which would remove the messenger from the tray as a whole. I do not emphasize this as another Microsoft Vulnerability, but, it is, as the end-user is the one being harassed(read as bugged).

The simple steps the user has to perform are:

1. Go to Windows Start -> Run

2. Type or else copy and paste the following command into the Run Dialog Box:

“RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove”

Note: Without Quotes

Its done.

To confirm, just restart the system and pronto, No More Bugging Icon.

Pretty easy, isn’t it?

Alternate method to Remove MSN Messenger Tray Icon.

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6 thoughts on “Remove MSN Messenger Tray Icon in XP

  1. Pingback: Remove MSN Messenger Tray Icon in XP - Second Method « Avyaya - Tech Rants

  2. Thanks for your solution to removing the messenger Tray icon. I tried about 6 other suggested solutions and none worked. Much appreciated!

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