Disable Windows Live Messenger Web Bar" from Automatically Signing In

While viewing windowslive.ninemsn.com.au, I noticed a little notification showing me that I've signed in from somewhere else.


Thinking that I forgot to untick the "save my password" on another computer, I took a quick look to see where it was from.


OK, WTF? Since when do sites start logging me into MSN?

Scrolling down to the bottom of the page showed me this.


Despite being a small bar, I'd hate to have this load on EVERY PAGE that I viewed. It signed me in automatically on every news article page that I opened on that site, meaning if I viewed 3 articles in 3 tabs, I'd be signed into Messenger 4 times!


This is fucken stupid! Not to mention the bandwidth wasted when loading my contacts EVERY TIME I LOADED A PAGE!

So far, I have not been able to find an option to disable it. Although logging out does work, it also logs me out of my email (which I like to logged in at home).

I do hope that Microsoft add an option for disabling this web bar. It may be useful for some, but not me.

Using AdBlockPlus to Disable Messenger Web Bar

Viewing the dev site for the web API, I've found the file required to run this service.


Using AdBlockPlus on Firefox, block anything from "http://www.wlmessenger.net/*" and do not restrict it to the current domain.

Right click on the icon and select "Open blockable items".

Search for "loader" and it'll help you find this item.

Select that filter and click "Add Filter".

That should do the trick fine.

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