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Should I remove MSN Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,836
United States Rank #35,392
Reach 0.0020%


6.1.0211 10.71%
6.1.0207 57.14%
6.1.0203 10.71%
6.1.0202 10.71%
6.1.0155 10.71%

Other programs by Microsoft

MSN Messenger 6.1


MSN Messenger 6.1 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 6.1.0207, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 4.86 MB (5,097,984 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 54% of users of MSN Messenger come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\msn messenger
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{ABEB838C-A1A7-4C5D-B7E1-8B4314600207}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MSN Messenger 6.1

  • custsat.dll - Microsoft(R) MSN (R) Communications System (custsat)
  • msgsc.dll - Messenger (Messenger Service)
  • msgslang.dll - Messenger Language Specific Resources--English
  • msnmsgr.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • msnmsgr.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'msnmsgr' and executes as "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001405045%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009171%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004879%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove MSN Messenger?

Quickly and completely remove MSN Messenger 6.1 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall MSN Messenger from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MSN Messenger 6.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MSN Messenger.

Win XP 93%
Win 7 (SP1) 7%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 92.86%
Windows 7 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 92.86%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.05%
  Germany 16.22%
  Canada 5.41%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  SN 2.70%
  Belgium 2.70%
  Sweden 2.70%
  Romania 2.70%
  Iran 2.70%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  DK 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 27.27%
Dell 22.73%
American Megatrends 13.64%
Hewlett-Packard 9.09%
Sahara 4.55%
Toshiba 4.55%
Compaq 4.55%
Medion 4.55%
Acer 4.55%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7048 8.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7318 4.17%
eMachines EL1200-06w 4.17%
Dell Latitude D820 4.17%
SiS 730S 4.17%
HP ProBook 470 G1 4.17%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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