How can I permanently block MSN Messenger from being installed on a laptop?

Found 8th Jul 2009
Hi guys,

Can anyone help here, I am wanting to block this god foresaken program from ever appearing on a laptop running vista pro again lol.

Thanks

15 Comments

I think this will do that:

Start - Control Panel - Programs - Add & Remove Programs -
then
Add/Remove Windows Component (on the left hand side of the Add/Remove program interface ) - Un-check MSN Explorer and Windows Messenger (and whatever you want to get rid of)

Install Ubuntu instead of Windows.

Original Poster

nuabdi;5691289

I think this will do that:Start - Control Panel - Programs - Add & Remove … I think this will do that:Start - Control Panel - Programs - Add & Remove Programs - thenAdd/Remove Windows Component (on the left hand side of the Add/Remove program interface ) - Un-check MSN Explorer and Windows Messenger (and whatever you want to get rid of)



That does not stop it from being downloaded again though.

rbquk;5691334

That does not stop it from being downloaded again though.



yes... but i think if you want it not to be automatically installed/downloaded, you have to modify the Vista installation DVD (e.g. using vLite)

Right click delete

why? i promise not to add you lol

Uh-Oh has someone been naughty?

Take administrator rights from the user account.

AshleyRFC;5691390

Uh-Oh has someone been naughty?


+1 I thought that.

There are still lots of web-type msn messengers out there too btw OP.

I might install msn, but go into the directory and "fiddle" with some files, just rename some. Then when whoever wants to run it, will hopefully get an error msg. it might not uninstall aswell, and might not be able to install another on top?

Original Poster

got nowt to do with being naughty, its to do with one of the kids breaking 5 laptops and pcs in the last 4 years because of it and it dont matter how many times its taken off they put it back on and when she has just been bought a laptop for her birthday its not funny.

]Manage User Accounts tutorial.

You could lock them out of your laptop and leave the ]guest account on in case their computers brake and they need yours in an emergency. They still wont be able to change the settings or install anything but they should be able to do work if need be.

They'll just use E-buddy or whatever

Arther;5698435

]Manage User Accounts tutorial.You could lock them out of your laptop and … ]Manage User Accounts tutorial.You could lock them out of your laptop and leave the ]guest account on in case their computers brake and they need yours in an emergency. They still wont be able to change the settings or install anything but they should be able to do work if need be.



+1 :thumbsup:

Another vote for limiting their user account as ultimately it's the best approach to deal with issues like this - frequently I see people who use admin accounts for everything and oddly enough the system gets trashed by the kids. When the user account system is then locked down the system runs entirely without issue as the kids can no longer install whatever garbage they find.

John
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