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 What's the difference between Windows Live Messenger, Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Windows Messenger Service? - Windows Live Messenger, Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger and Windows Messenger Service are four names for three applications that do two different things, only one of which you really want. Confusing? Yes. But easy to clear up. What's the difference between MSN Messenger, Windows Messenger, and Windows Messenger? - Messenger, Messenger or Messenger? Three different programs all with similar names. We'll sort out which messenger is which. How do I uninstall Windows Messenger? - The term "Windows Messenger" can actually mean several different programs, each of which is uninstalled differently. How do I keep MSN Messenger / Windows Live Messenger from starting up? - Windows Messenger often starts automatically because it's been configured to. There's another way it can show up unexpectedly as well.