How do I get rid of Messenger 4.7? by Leo A. Notenboom Windows Messenger 4.7 can be removed, but since it's a part of Windows, it's in the Windows Components part of Add/Remove programs. How do I get rid of Messenger 4.7? [/al_question] I’ll assume you mean Windows Messenger 4.7, not to be confused with MSN Messenger. To remove Windows Messenger, go to Control Panel, select Add or Remove Programs, select Add/Remove Windows Components, and uncheck Windows Messenger. For what it’s worth, uninstalling might not be necessary. Consider configuring Windows Messenger not to start up when you log in. That’s a simple checkbox in Windows Messenger’s options. Subscribe to Confident Computing! Tech problem solving & safety tips & a weekly confidence boost in your inbox every week. I'll see you there! Slow Computer? Speed up with my special report: 10 Reasons Your Computer is Slow, now updated for Windows 10. NOW: name your own price! You decide how much to pay -- and yes, that means you can get this report completely free if you so choose. Get your copy now! Related Posts Turn Off Fast Startup in Windows 10 - Fast startup optimizes boot-time speed, and is an occasional suspect in boot-time problems. Turn fast startup off to get clues. Five Resolutions for the Holidays and New Year - The end of the year is a great opportunity to make our computing and on-line worlds safer, more secure and above all - more amazing! Customizing Windows 10 – Ask Leo! Live - I walk through my initial customizations of a Windows 10 Home machine, including Start menu, Task bar, Notification area, and more. Why Is There a Slash Through the https in My Browser’s Address Bar? - A slash through the padlock, the https, or the https appearing in red all mean one thing: something's wrong. Exactly what's wrong can vary.