Nuisance icon in Task Bar

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    Janice

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    How can I get rid of this Windows Messenger icon from my task bar, the one with the red cross on it. Please see attachment. I can right click this and 'exit' but it comes on every time I start the computer. When I hover over the icon it says "Windows Meesenger - Not Signed In"

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    Janice, Feb 25, 2019
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    Stop Windows Messenger from running.



    [Start] [Run] [Regedit]

    Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    Modify/Create the Value Name according to the Value Data listed below.

    Data Type: REG_DWORD [Dword Value] // Value Name: Hide Messenger

    Value Data: [2 = Messenger Will Not Load]

    Exit Registry and Reboot


    https://www.techrepublic.com/article/remove-disable-windows-messenger-in-xp/

    you can read the above thread for more info
     
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    1. Doe anyone know if "Messenger is even still in use,

    2. I was told once there is a charge for using it. ?
     
    jim davis, Feb 26, 2019
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    Elizabeth23

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    I have never in my life used messenger, if I want to talk to someone, I call them on the phone, I still do not use facebook, :) :)
     
    Elizabeth23, Feb 26, 2019
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    i still use it to this day http://prntscr.com/mr0kbk
     
    WindowsXPforever, Feb 27, 2019
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    Janice

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    Me Too :D:D
     
    Janice, Feb 28, 2019
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    Janice

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    You can only communicate with XP users, am I right?
     
    Janice, Feb 28, 2019
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