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Remove Windows Messenger from Internet Explorer (All Windows) Popular

This tweak can be used to remove the integration of Windows Messenger into Internet Explorer. It will remove both the toolbar icon and Tools menu item.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Highlight the key and select Edit | Rename, add a minus symbol ("-") to the start of the key name so that it is now called "-{FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683}".

Restart Internet Explorer for the change to take effect. To re-enable Messenger integration rename the key and remove the minus symbol.

Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\
{FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683}]

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Last modified: April 16, 2002