I am brand new to XP and want to get rid of any dead wood - Yesterday I managed to seek out a one line 'safe' method to get rid of something called 'Windows Messenger' - Can someone please help with a few other items, 1) In Add/Remove Programs there is MSN 25.39 MB's - Can I safely get rid of it ? or is it attached to important items ? 2) There is a thing called 'Net Meeting' in Program Files - Can someone say if I can safely get rid of it ? 3) This one is a nuisance because it sits in my sys. tray doing bugger all from when I start up the machine - Its a TINY icon of two 'dead' monitor screens with a Red X on the icon, and when I hover the cursor on it the text says, 'Local Area Connection A Network Cable is Unplugged'. Unfortunately I can't see a way to get rid of it - Right clicking it gives two options - 'Change Windows Firewall Settings or Open Network Connections'. Any clues how to lose it please, if it's safe to do so ?