Turn Off Pesky Applications

Friday, June 22, 2007 Posted by Aman Jain

More and more applications continually nag you with Pop ups or pop an icon into your already crowded system try .Here’s how to deal with some of our worst offenders .

APPLE QUICKTIME: To remove the icon from the system tray .right click it and select QuickTime Preferences .Click Advanced and uncheck Install Quick time icon in system tray.

REAL PLAYER: To remove pop-ups ,right click the Real Player system tray icon .Click set Real Player system tray icon .Click Set Real Message Center preferences … Uncheck all boxes .Click Yes on the ‘Warning!’ screen .

To remove the shovelware ,go to the ‘Add and remove programs ‘ control panel .First remove the Weaher channel desktop(Click No thanks at the warning prompt and quit the browser survey launched after ) ;then remove Weather Services .You must remove them in order.

WINDOWS MESSENGER:To prevent Messenger spam ,disable it. Click Start>Settings>Control Panel>Administrative tools .Double click Services ,Scroll to and then double click Messenger.Click stop.Change the ‘Startup type’ field to disabled