“MSN Messenger”:http://messenger.msn.com/ has become the de-facto standard instant messaging application, at least here in Pakistan. Every teenager with a pc is on it the whole day and those without end up loggin on somewhere or the other. Since I also had to bung in this bloated monstrosity, (it takes up more than 22 megs of ram) here are various tips and tricks to make it bearable. So far I’ve come across an add remover, and how to remove the email address from the drop down box.

* “MSN Messenger 6.1.0202 Ad-remover”:http://www.msn-programs.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=49 :: Removes the ads at the bottom of the contact list on MSN Messenger 6.1.0202

* “Msn Messenger Discussion Forums”:http://www.msn-programs.com/forums/ :: Tips and Tricks for Messenger.

* “MSN Messenger Plus”:http://www.msgplus.net/ :: Adds a number of funtions

* “Mess.be”:http://www.mess.be/ :: Another Messenger customization site

h4. Remove passports from windows xp

Ever notice when you are on windows xp and your friend goes on your account that theres that annoying 25 unread emails on your login screen, or if you simply want to get rid of your friends email from the drop down box, do the following, go to start, run type

bc. control userpasswords2

then hold enter for about a second, if you just click it it wont work hold it, then it will appear (wierd I know) then click the advanced tab and click the passwords button, then from there you can remove/add them as you wish

*Update:* MSN Messenger works in mysterious ways. If you need help with it, please contact Microsoft.