"It's not spiders I dislike, just people." -Petra
Question #6268 posted on 06/21/2004 4:04 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I hate the windows messenger icon in on my taskbar and desperately want it to go away. I have even downloaded Mozilla in attempt to get rid of it. When I try to delete the icon it says I have to close Outlook, Outlook express, MSN Explorer and Internet Explorer and I have. Please make it go away!
- Not a fan (of windows messenger, I love you guys)

A: Dear I Hate MSN Messenger:

Try "Add/Remove Programs" under the Control Panel. I don't remember if it's in the installed programs list, or if it's buried somewhere inside "Add/Remove Windows Components," but you can get rid of it entirely.

Then install Gaim.

-- Misaneroth