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How to Remove MSN Messenger Using Run Command

Posted by David  •  Oct 2nd, 2005 10:41:44 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: Dj Doboy - Vocal Volume 12

Have you tried to remove msn messenger, but cant find it in your add / remove programs directory? Well its not there! Using this one command line you can remove msn messenger from your system for good. Its a very simply process and it can be done in under 20 seconds.

  1. Start
  2. Run
  3. Enter this whole string: RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\\inf\\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Rather neat huh? Ive known this for a while now, but I figured it could really help you other users.

Comments 22  •  Oct 2nd, 2005 10:41:44 pm - Subscribe  •  Tweet this entry | Post a comment


anonymous Says:
October 23rd, 2005

You can make an own uninstaller for it by creating a .BAT file and using notepad to write in this exact data: RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\\inf\\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Save the File and then the .BAT file will remove MSN Messenger and the pop-up windows in an automated process.


david Says:
October 14th, 2006

Yes but entering the above information in step 3 is so much easier, and less hassle. Its so easy!

anonymous Says:
October 23rd, 2006

The .bat uninstall file is a great idea if you have a friend who is not computer literate and wants it off their computer.

anonymous Says:
November 09th, 2006

Show de bola rodou namoral!

anonymous Says:
October 08th, 2008

didn't work for me, I'm using windows Live Messenger and it just didn't remove it at all.

anonymous Says:
January 04th, 2009

thanks...this is sooo much easier than most other "expert" advice.

anonymous Says:
March 21st, 2009

Thanks - my husband gave me this laptop when he got a new one, and those pop-up msgs. were so annoying!

anonymous Says:
July 21st, 2009

Didnt work for me either ):

anonymous Says:
September 10th, 2009

it didn't get rid off my old msn is that right ??

anonymous Says:
September 20th, 2009


anonymous Says:
November 02nd, 2009

I sure this only works for the old MSN that come pre installed with Windows XP, Works for that

anonymous Says:
December 02nd, 2009

fuck u all guys,its not working even putting command on run option or in .bat mode,you all r suckers....

anonymous Says:
December 19th, 2009

to uninstall windows live its
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
or Windows Live Essentials in controll panel

: ) Rattled -

anonymous Says:
April 09th, 2010

yes just hold flag widows key and r then copy paste this... RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\\inf\\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove then hit enter

anonymous Says:
July 04th, 2010

I used the run command just like it was suppose to to, and it did work.(I actually found the code on another website) The website then told me to delete the files regarding to Windows Live. So being the the person that I am, I did follow through and deleted the files. I went back to the MSN home page, and tried to "reinstall" it, but it says I still have it installed. Send me an email at,

anonymous Says:
October 19th, 2010

For a non-programmer like me it solved my problem. Thanks for sharing. Fil J.

anonymous Says:
January 23rd, 2011

Works like a charm! Great work buddy! Bravo!!!! Ciao ciao

anonymous Says:
March 11th, 2011

Worked for me. In fact, I put the .bat file in the All Users "Startup" folder and it ensures that it is removed with EVERY login. In case some sap reinstalled it.

anonymous Says:
May 24th, 2011


anonymous Says:
November 24th, 2011

it worked! thank you

anonymous Says:
March 21st, 2013

C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe works 100%

anonymous Says:
March 29th, 2013

Some seem to think it cannot be removed via Add/Remove Programs...but it can be. Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Windows Components button

A window appears with a checkboxed list of Windows Components...this is where I uninstall MSN Explorer, Outlook Express, and Messenger

I don't understand why I've seen so many people say it's not in Add/Remove Programs when it is...just have to hit the Windows Components button in Add/Remove Programs.

This command syntax is what I needed because I want make uninstalling Messenger part of a script I'm writing. Thank your for this!


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