If you’re a Windows Vista user, then you know that when you install it, some programs and software come along with it. One of these is Windows Live Messenger, but many users prefer another IM client instead. If you’re one of these people, there’s the option to completely remove Windows Live Messenger from the computer.
Windows is the most popular OS around the world, and finds uses in home, business, educational environments and more. By using a long line of products from the same manufacturer, many customers have grown accustomed to features and interface that’s common to Windows. IT people mostly prefer Windows over alternatives like Linux, Unix, Ubuntu, despite many of them being available for free. Windows Live Messenger is just one aspect that drags the system down every time you start Windows.
Here’s how to remove it, according to our Windows Live chat support team.
box with another set of options. Scroll down and find Windows Live Messenger on this list and un-check the box beside it. If the check box is shaded, only some of its subcomponents have been selected for removal. Make sure you click the box again to select it fully.
There are many alternatives to Windows Live Messenger, which are far better in the features section such as Google’s Gtalk, Yahoo Messenger, and Pidgin. The former barrages you with ads, hasn’t too many useful features, and allows just one account to be signed into at a time. It’s little wonder people get rid of it. Call our Windows live chat support, if you need help with this.Read more »
If you remember, Ask Jeeves was a search engine that rose in popularity long time ago. Back in the nascent stage, most search engines were in stiff competition in order to project them as a better service than their competitors. As history would have it, Google won the race and has continued to hold the title ever since. However, the old search engine like Ask Jeeves and Yahoo still exist, albeit without their earlier popularity.
Over time, Ask Jeeves was rechristened as Ask, with no changes to the functionality. Ask, an outdated search engine that is rarely used by many users, is behind the dreaded Ask toolbar, which is notorious for working its way into your system despite your best efforts.
The second you have your backs turned and enabled a single permission, when installing a software, Ask toolbar will automatically download and run itself. You need to explicitly state that you do not require the toolbar every time you install a third party software app. This toolbar serves no purpose and it hijacks the web-browser and changes the settings.
If your computer is running this toolbar, it is better to remove every trace of the software. If you find Ask toolbar looming around in your Internet Explorer web browser, here is what you have to do to remove Ask toolbar:
If you follow the procedures written above, you will be able to remove Ask toolbar without any hassles. Fortunately, this toolbar can be easily removed without the help of any dedicated toolbar removal software.Read more »
Microsoft is now making the push towards using Skype. It is rumored that Microsoft will be replacing the Xbox Live voice chat with Skype. This step will help to consolidate all the voice chat from Microsoft’s services after having recently migrated the Live Messenger users to Skype. This was revealed to CVG by one of the Microsoft spokespersons, not willing to reveal his identity. Microsoft has not yet given any official statement about this news and we cannot be even sure if this will apply to the current generation of Xbox 360 gaming consoles. This could be a move that Microsoft takes in preparation for the next Xbox release.
Microsoft had started phasing out Windows Messenger back in November. In one of their blog posts, Skype stated that users of Messenger service would be able to reach their Messenger friends on Skype program. Messenger users will have the ability to instant Message (IM) and video call their contacts, by updating to the Skype program. Skype also states that this effort had started with the release of Skype 6.0 for Windows and Mac that allows the users to sign into Skype making use of a Microsoft account. Now the Messenger users can update to the latest version of Skype, sign into it using a Microsoft account, and then find their messenger contacts moved into Skype.
Skype said that over the coming few months, they will help users with the transition process and then assist them with the other information. To help the users learn how to get the most out of Skype, the VoIP service states that they should be on the lookout for some special offers as the users join their Messenger friends in the process of migration. Before that, Skype had released a version 6 for the Windows and Mac users. This update brought to the table Facebook and Microsoft account integration. Users will now be able to sign into Skype using either of their Facebook or Microsoft accounts. In Skype 6.0, the users can send instant messages to their Windows Live messenger, Outlook.com, and Hotmail contacts through Skype.
Skype announced that it has in the pipeline a feature that the users can use to make audio and video calls to Windows Live Messenger users on Skype desktop clients. This was confirmed after contacting the Windows live chat support team. To know more on this news, you can contact the Windows live chat support team.Read more »
Windows Live Messenger is admittedly good enough when you have to keep in touch with contacts including friends, family, and newly forming acquaintances. People have been using it for a long time, though most have dropped it, ever since Microsoft put out Skype in its place. Now, the problem with the old Windows Live messenger is that it’s a real pain to uninstall.
You can’t remove this software using the traditional method involving the Control Panel. It is not in the Add/Remove programs list. If you have any doubts about this, check that out. There’s also no option to uninstall it from the Start menu, like other programs, which have this as part of individual submenus there. So, there’s no one-click way out.
The only viable method to remove this messaging client is manual, as outlined by our own Windows live support team. You mainly need 2 things to remove such an installed program from a computer. The first is that the respective Program files should be gone, and the second is that any corresponding registry keys should be gone as well.
Removing the program files
Removing links from the registry
There are links within the registry that tell the OS if any program is installed in it, regardless of whether it still has its own Program Files folder. To get rid of the links for Windows Live Messenger, open the Run command from the start menu, and type regedit. Open this, so you get the registry editor. Find the Windows Live Messenger entries inside the registry editor, and delete every key you find in the results.
This takes care of the Windows Live Messenger uninstall for you. Make sure that all the program files are deleted, and if this requires a system reboot, allow it. Make sure that you don’t delete the program files for any other software, or it will create problems. For similar Windows live support information, check out the other posts.Read more »
This article discusses the steps to remove the persistent and annoying Ask toolbar from your web browsers. This toolbar works with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and allows the users to search for items on AskJeeves website. This toolbar add-on allows the users to access Ask search engine without having to go to the Ask homepage inside the web browser. Ask toolbar automatically changes your default search engine to Ask.com and after that, it will set it as your default homepage.
Ask toolbar also includes additional features like built-in pop-up blocker, text highlighter, and resizing tool. If you no longer wish to use the toolbar, you can permanently uninstall it or you may temporarily disable it from within the Internet Explorer web browser.
The steps to remove Ask toolbarfrom your web browser are explained below in this article. You can follow these steps to get rid of Ask toolbar completely from your PC without getting any errors.
Instructions To Disable Ask Toolbar Temporarily
Instructions To Delete Ask Toolbar Permanently From Your PC
These are the simple and easy to follow steps to delete Ask toolbar from your computer. You may follow these steps carefully so that you do not encounter any errors. If you are not confident enough to follow these steps on your own or if you would like to get further assistance in doing these steps, you can contact the Windows help and support number. The Windows support technician will help you finish these steps easily. You may also refer to the Windows help modules that are posted in the official Microsoft website to know more on the steps to remove Ask toolbar from your computer.Read more »