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I am using Yahoo Messenger version 9 on Windows Xp home and disabled auto starting during bootup using msconfig(unchecked the program to stop starting up). But I still find the ymgr_tray.exe process running everytime during bootup. How do I stop it from auto starting during boot? This happens with realplay.exe as well !!

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Even if you remove the Yahoo Messenger program from the msconfig start up list, it rewrites itself into the startup list again. There’s a way to get rid of this. Here’s how:

  • Start Yahoo Messenger
  • Sign in with your Yahoo ID In the menu bar
  • Click Messenger and then go to Preferences
  • In the window that appears, uncheck ‘Automatically startup Yahoo Messenger’
  • Press ‘Apply’, ‘OK’

Source: http://blog.shankarganesh.com/2007/10/29/stop-yahoo-messenger-from-starting-up-when-windows-starts/

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