Hi guys I was wondering if there is a way to disable windows messenger in the following sense. I don't want to permanently get rid of it or anything like that. The thing I don't like about it is whenever I have to restart my computer, windows messenger logs on and people know I am on-line and start messaging me. Sometimes, I don't want to talk to these people. I just want to check my e-mail or get on the internet. Just so you know I have unchecked the "run messenger when windows logs on" box. But it still runs as soon as I hit the internet or e-mail icons. Thanks for any help.