XPlite can uninstall Messenger, re-install or repair Messenger on Windows XP and Windows 2000. Improve Windows performance and security.
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Messenger Messenger

Transmits net send and Alerter service messages between clients and servers. This service is not related to Windows Messenger. If this service is stopped, Alerter messages will not be transmitted. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Detailed information has not been added for this feature.

In XPlite Professional you can find Messenger under the group titled MS Networking Services MS Networking Services.

Install Messenger:

If you install Messenger to your system using XPlite Professional you will also be required to install the following components that Messenger requires:

Uninstall Messenger:

Messenger is not required by other system components in XPlite Professional. You can safely uninstall Messenger without compromising other XPlite Professional components.

BUT PLEASE NOTE: You may have other software installed that does require Messenger. If you encounter any compatibility issues with other software you can quickly and easily reinstall Messenger using XPlite Professional.


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall Messenger and reinstall to repair Messenger on:

  • Windows XP Professional: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows XP Home: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows 2000 Professional: orig, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • Windows 2003 Server: orig, SP1, SP2(coming!)

User Removal Statistics for Messenger

Of 116 sampled Windows XP users, 38 left Messenger installed and 78 people uninstalled Messenger from their system.

Of 393 sampled Windows 2000 users, 9 left Messenger installed and 14 people uninstalled it from their system. No data for another 370 users (advanced features hidden or incomplete log data).

Pro Users can help us collect these removal statistics.

  1. In XPlite or 2000lite press XPlite properties button to access preferences.
  2. Ensure logging is on.
  3. Check "Send component state data when checking for upgrades" on the Preferences tab.
  4. Using the Check for Upgrades button on the About tab.

The information sent is the last block only of component installation state data - you can see this in the log as "option=1" or "option=0". No personal information is conveyed.

The option to uninstall Messenger is only included in XPlite Professional.

Thankyou for purchasing XPlite Professional.

Messenger is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO Messenger is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial