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Kill the Messenger

I’ve mentioned before that I find the way that the latest incarnation of Messenger on Windows 7 keeps starting whenever I access any other Live product.  Finally got annoyed enough to make a kill messenger icon.

Create a shortcut on your desktop for the PowerShell exe and then change the target string (on Shortcut tab) to "%SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe " -NoProfile -Nologo -Command  &"{Get-Process msnmsgr | Stop-Process}"

This starts up PowerShell without the profile and logo and immediately runs the command Get-Process msnmsgr | Stop-Process which terminates with extreme prejudice any instances of messenger.   On the same tab I also set the Run drop down to Minimized so I don’t get the full flash of PowerShell starting and shutting.

Messenger: you can start but you can’t run

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