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#1 Guest_raptor_*

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 04:39 AM

I've seen in most topics about windows messenger that have been posted here you discussing about disabling this sh*t...
why not uninstall it ???
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How to do this ???

Control Panel > Add/Remove > Windows Components

Here in the list you should find Windows messenger...
Uninstall it...

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If you can't find it in the list you have to unhide it so it is seen in this list...
(cause m$ wants it not to be uninstalled they have hidden uninstaller...)

type:
%systemroot%/inf/sysoc.inf
on Windows Explorer...
then press open...

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
file starts (sysoc.inf)
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

[Version]
Signature = "$Windows NT$"
DriverVer=07/01/2001,5.1.2600.0

[Components]
NtComponents=ntoc.dll,NtOcSetupProc,,4
WBEM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wbemoc.inf,hide,7
Display=desk.cpl,DisplayOcSetupProc,,7
Fax=fxsocm.dll,FaxOcmSetupProc,fxsocm.inf,,7
NetOC=netoc.dll,NetOcSetupProc,netoc.inf,,7
iis=iis.dll,OcEntry,iis.inf,,7
com=comsetup.dll,OcEntry,comnt5.inf,hide,7
dtc=msdtcstp.dll,OcEntry,dtcnt5.inf,hide,7
IndexSrv_System = setupqry.dll,IndexSrv,setupqry.inf,,7
TerminalServer=TsOc.dll, HydraOc, TsOc.inf,hide,2
msmq=msmqocm.dll,MsmqOcm,msmqocm.inf,,6
ims=imsinsnt.dll,OcEntry,ims.inf,,7
fp_extensions=fp40ext.dll,FrontPage4Extensions,fp40ext.inf,,7
AutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,au.inf,hide,7
msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7
RootAutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,rootau.inf,,7
IEAccess=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,ieaccess.inf,,7


Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7
AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,accessor.inf,,7
CommApps=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,communic.inf,HIDE,7
MultiM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,multimed.inf,HIDE,7
AccessOpt=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,optional.inf,HIDE,7
Pinball=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,pinball.inf,HIDE,7
MSWordPad=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wordpad.inf,HIDE,7
ZoneGames=zoneoc.dll,ZoneSetupProc,igames.inf,,7


[Global]
WindowTitle=%WindowTitle%
WindowTitle.StandAlone="*"

[Components]
msnexplr=ocmsn.dll,OcEntry,msnmsn.inf,,7

[Strings]
WindowTitle="Windows Professional Setup"
WindowTitle_Standalone="Windows Components Wizard"

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file ends...
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

the line in red... should be like this:

msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7

msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,7

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As you see you have to remove ,hide
then go File > Save > Exit

Now go again to Control panel and find in Windows Compopnents the
Microsoft Messenger...
remove it...
You are now done !!!

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Written by Raptor for GovernmentSecurity.org members...
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P.S. :
I also included an auto-fixer for sysoc.inf file so you have to do nothing just run it and then go to Add/Remove...

Download below...

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#2 virus

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 04:44 AM

good work bud .... I learned something new today ;)

#3 manu

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 04:50 AM

Me too digger... Thanks M8

MANU :D

#4 chrispen

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 05:07 AM

why disable it when you can just patch yourself.

#5 Kenny

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 05:14 AM

thanks for the contrib raptor....should sort one or two problems out for messenger haters

cheers
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#6 RELiC

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 07:13 AM

Thanks Raptor this is actually a very nice Windows tweak .
To Add/Remove other useless hidden programs in Windows XP and 2000 .

The sysoc.inf is in the section called "components" in XP or "old base components" in 2000.
You'll see a component name, followed by an equals sign, followed by a list of parameters separated by commas.

Example: Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,HIDE,7

The deal: the "HIDE" between the two last commas indicates a hidden component. Remove "HIDE" to unhide the component.

Example: Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7

Unhide any component you want. Save the file.

Reopen the Windows Component Wizard to see your new Add/Remove options!

Now you can remove other junk you don't need.

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#7 xaph

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 10:22 AM

very nice post! thx. ya!

#8 JDog45

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 11:28 AM

Very useful information. Thanks for sharing....:)

#9 Guest_hermel_*

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 02:30 AM

THX for the nice information :)

#10 ghost_c

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 09:30 PM

xmmm....i know a better easy way...

D/L==>> XP-ANTISPY....:)

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 08:11 AM

Interesting suggestions but i just ran this:
Go to start --> run and type:

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Press OK.

Removes it completely from ur system without the hassle of a third party program.
Enjoy.





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