Yahoo! Messenger is a popular Instant Messenger for Yahoo! users. Most of you download it, and use it only occasionally. Yahoo! Messenger, by default, starts up when Windows starts. If you don’t like Yahoo Messenger starting up with Windows, you’ll have to remove it from the start up list in msconfig. But, the fact is that it doesn’t work.
Even if you remove the Yahoo Messenger program from the msconfig start up list, it rewrites itself into the startup list again. There’s a way to get rid of this. Here’s how:
- Start Yahoo Messenger
- Sign in with your Yahoo ID
- In the menu bar, click Messenger and then go to Preferences
- In the window that appears, uncheck ‘Automatically startup Yahoo Messenger’
- Press ‘Apply’, ‘OK’
There you have it. Yahoo! Messenger will no longer open when Windows starts.