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I would like to disable the "open messenger main window
when messenger starts" but it is grayed out.
I would like messenger to ask me for the password as
opposed to just clicking on "sign in" and it opens MSN IM.
Anyone is then able to access my contacts.

Any suggestions?

Ken
 
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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Greetings Ken,

If it's grayed out, then you've attempted to uninstall it and it's probably starting with
another application. Do you have Norton Antivirus installed? Recent versions of Norton
Antivirus added a new "instant messaging scanning" feature, which can conflict with Messenger
and cause it to also keep starting. To stop it, open Norton Antivirus (Right-click on the
Norton Antivirus icon in the System Tray/Notification Area (by the clock), choose 'Open
Norton Antivirus'), click Options, then Instant Messenger then uncheck MSN Instant Messenger
and click OK.

Regardless, you can stop this auto-sign in and remove your saved Passport by clicking the
Start Button, then click the Control Panel. Then, click User Accounts in the Control Panel.
Select your account name, and then on the left side of the screen, under Related Tasks, click
'Manage my Network Passwords'. In the window that opens, click the Passport.Net\* (Passport)
entry and click 'Remove'.
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.


"Ken" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:058401c4d96b$b0d56680$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>I would like to disable the "open messenger main window
> when messenger starts" but it is grayed out.
> I would like messenger to ask me for the password as
> opposed to just clicking on "sign in" and it opens MSN IM.
> Anyone is then able to access my contacts.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Ken
 
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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

The Norton's method you suggested didn't work because
there was no MSN IM there (only Windows messenger) But,
the deletion of the Passprts.net did work! Thank you
very much!!!


>-----Original Message-----
>Greetings Ken,
>
>If it's grayed out, then you've attempted to uninstall
it and it's probably starting with
>another application. Do you have Norton Antivirus
installed? Recent versions of Norton
>Antivirus added a new "instant messaging scanning"
feature, which can conflict with Messenger
>and cause it to also keep starting. To stop it, open
Norton Antivirus (Right-click on the
>Norton Antivirus icon in the System Tray/Notification
Area (by the clock), choose 'Open
>Norton Antivirus'), click Options, then Instant
Messenger then uncheck MSN Instant Messenger
>and click OK.
>
>Regardless, you can stop this auto-sign in and remove
your saved Passport by clicking the
>Start Button, then click the Control Panel. Then, click
User Accounts in the Control Panel.
>Select your account name, and then on the left side of
the screen, under Related Tasks, click
>'Manage my Network Passwords'. In the window that
opens, click the Passport.Net\* (Passport)
>entry and click 'Remove'.
>____________________________________________
>Jonathan Kay
>Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>Associate Expert
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004
Jonathan Kay.
>You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
>
>"Ken" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:058401c4d96b$b0d56680$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>I would like to disable the "open messenger main window
>> when messenger starts" but it is grayed out.
>> I would like messenger to ask me for the password as
>> opposed to just clicking on "sign in" and it opens MSN
IM.
>> Anyone is then able to access my contacts.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>> Ken
>
>
>.
>
 
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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hi,

Uncheck that one then.
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"itguru43@msn.com" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:11a401c4d98a$bf38c720$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> The Norton's method you suggested didn't work because
> there was no MSN IM there (only Windows messenger) But,
> the deletion of the Passprts.net did work! Thank you
> very much!!!
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Greetings Ken,
>>
>>If it's grayed out, then you've attempted to uninstall
> it and it's probably starting with
>>another application. Do you have Norton Antivirus
> installed? Recent versions of Norton
>>Antivirus added a new "instant messaging scanning"
> feature, which can conflict with Messenger
>>and cause it to also keep starting. To stop it, open
> Norton Antivirus (Right-click on the
>>Norton Antivirus icon in the System Tray/Notification
> Area (by the clock), choose 'Open
>>Norton Antivirus'), click Options, then Instant
> Messenger then uncheck MSN Instant Messenger
>>and click OK.
>>
>>Regardless, you can stop this auto-sign in and remove
> your saved Passport by clicking the
>>Start Button, then click the Control Panel. Then, click
> User Accounts in the Control Panel.
>>Select your account name, and then on the left side of
> the screen, under Related Tasks, click
>>'Manage my Network Passwords'. In the window that
> opens, click the Passport.Net\* (Passport)
>>entry and click 'Remove'.
>>____________________________________________
>>Jonathan Kay
>>Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>>Associate Expert
>>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>>Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>>All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004
> Jonathan Kay.
>>You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>>
>>
>>"Ken" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:058401c4d96b$b0d56680$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>>I would like to disable the "open messenger main window
>>> when messenger starts" but it is grayed out.
>>> I would like messenger to ask me for the password as
>>> opposed to just clicking on "sign in" and it opens MSN
> IM.
>>> Anyone is then able to access my contacts.
>>>
>>> Any suggestions?
>>>
>>> Ken
>>
>>
>>.
>>
 

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