Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How To Remove Microsoft Messenger From Your Computer

Have you heard the news that the Microsoft is going to shut down its popular Messenger application? Yes, they are pretty serious! Microsoft is planning to shut down this program by March this year. Quite a poignant moment for me for my first chat was through this messenger service. However, when Facebook and other social networking websites became popular, I too stopped using it. Now, I rely on Skype for chatting and with that one is able to make video calls with friends and family.
 There is little doubt that Microsoft chat was one of the most popular instant messaging applications in the world. However, after the introduction of Facebook chat, Skype and Google chat, people began to use this less often. So, the Microsoft chat software on your computer my need to be uninstalled in view of these developments and anyway, it is certainly going to free up some valuable space! Microsoft support provides instructions for users to remove the software from their computer.
 You can try the following instructions to remove the Microsoft Messenger program from your computer.

Steps to Follow
First of all, click the start button that you can see on the bottom left corner of your desktop. This opens the start menu and from the start menu, you have to select Control Panel.
Among the various options in the control panel, select Add or Remove program tab. Now a window opens, which displays a list of all programs installed on your computer.
Navigate through the list of programs to locate Microsoft Messenger from the list.
Once you found the messenger program from the list, click on the program to select it.
After you select the program, click on the Remove button that you can find on the bottom of the window.
Then follow the instructions displayed on the screen to remove the Program completely from your computer. Once the program is uninstalled, click Finish.
To close the Add or Remove Software window, click on the red X that you can find on the top right corner of the window.
Then restart your computer to bring the changes that you have made into effect.
The above instructions are helpful to uninstall and remove the Microsoft Messenger from your computer. Contact Microsoft support for more assistance about any problems regarding Microsoft Messenger.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tutorial To Troubleshoot Virus Problems In A Windows XP Computer

Windows XP is one of the most popular operating systems in the world, and is used by millions of people all over it. It offers a simple user interface that is easy to operate. Virus infections are common in Windows XP computers as they are constantly targeted by hackers all over the world due to its popularity. In order to resolve the issues in a Windows XP computer affected by viruses, follow this set of simple instructions.
Instructions to do some computer repair work
First of all, perform a Windows Update operation in your computer, in order to ensure that the system contains the latest security patches released by Microsoft. Click on the “Start” button located in the lower left corner of your computer screen, and then select the “Programs” option from the Start Menu. Open the Windows Update window and then update the system. Make sure that the computer is connected to the internet.
Use a reputed antivirus tool like AVG, Norton or Avast. Most of these programs are available for free, and also update themselves quite regularly. Install these tools and then reboot your computer.
Update your antivirus program so that it is up to date. Launch it in your computer, and then click on the “Update” button.
Reboot the system, and before the Windows XP logo is displayed on the screen, press the “F8” key. Choose the “Safe Mode” option from the Windows Advanced Options menu. Optimum performance is guaranteed in safe mode since only the core files are loaded into the computer.
Start the antivirus program on your computer, and then perform a full system scan. Make sure this scan covers every file, drive partition and hard disk data available, as viruses are capable of spreading to almost anywhere on the hard disk. Once the scan is finished, the antivirus tool will either remove all the threats automatically, or it will display the list of viruses that have been detected by the tool. The user can then remove these threats from the system.
If you think that the viruses have not been completely removed from the system, then it is recommended that you install another antivirus tool on your computer and run a full system scan.
Follow this set of simple and easy instructions in order to do some computer repair in your XP system, if it becomes infected with viruses.