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i installed the new Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 (2011) Final Version, and the Windows Live Messenger 11 will sign in, then sign me out around 5 minutes later.
I have Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
and AVG Antivirus with AVG firewall activated
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Right Guys, heres the solution, explained a little better that someone up there ^
I also had the same problem :)
Open AVG User Interface
When you are on the Overview Page, Double Click Online Shield
Click the Instant Messenging Tab
Then Uncheck the MSN Box
OK guys let me help you.The solution is quite simple really..
Open AVG/Online Shield (Instant Messaging TAB) Uncheck "Instant Messaging Protection" Save the changes.Youre done !!
The AVG "Instant Messaging" thing works. Just uncheck MSN Protection from Online Sheild under Instant Messaging
I have AVG FREE 2011 and i am having the same problem as those above but i cannot find the Online Shield in AVG.
I have the same problem but im using mcafee ( 90 day trial due to me buying a new laptop), using windows 7.
Okay thank god someone answered this!! It was starting to piss me off because I love AVG.. its the best virus suite IMO not bloated and annoying and honestly I still virus scan files anyone sends me automatically anyways with any messenger I use. The fact that when I installed it I had to manually download the platform updates just to install the new messenger because what it tells me to do.. go to Windows Update etc... nothing came up lol is annoying because Microsoft owns all this stuff we download... BUT what annoys me is.. with the previous versions of WLM when it installed the stuff it would place a shortcut folder on the statup menu but this 2011 version doesnt!! It doesnt even give you a desktop icon either(all Id like is the option to put a startup in my stuff on install). How am I supposed to add an icon to my startup menu for easy access?? Thank you MS for making my life more frustrating... who doesnt give the option to put a startup folder in settings or add it by default? :(
Thank you soo much. Its been pissing me off soo bad that it keeps logging me off. I unchecked the msn box in AVG like you said and now msn 2011 works perfect. Again thank you soo much :)
Nice recommendation with the automatic signing out due to AVG.It started getting on my nerves!Thanks
ive got a FOOL PROOF solution. reinstall windows live messenger 2009 and forget about messenger 2011, its not that great anyway.
Seems to have worked for me but am I virus protected on MSN messenger now?? I mean, I dont click links from strangers or anything or receive files I dont trust but just thinking of the possibility of someone else using my computer and doing such things? TIA
i have the same problem.. i have windows 7 professional and nod 32 eset smart security 4 antivirus
hey, if it makes you feel any better, my doesnt even completely sign me in. it just opens and freezes. unintsallations followed by reinstallations have no effect. it just might be a problem on microsofts side.
Same problem with me using Webroot Antivirus. Anyone know a solution for me?
I did unchecked the instant messenging protection but my windows essentials still keep signing me out.
can anyone help me ... i have windows 7 professional 32 bit and eset nod 32 smart security 4 antivirus and my msn 2011 keeps signing out.... anyone ???? thanks
For Avast users, click Real-Time shields, then IM Shield and change protection status to STOP.
That should make it work for you.
This has also seems too work.
Click on FORGET ME. and then sign in.
I sign into another user and it seems to be ok. It has not signed me out yet.
Thx guys, i can use my messenger now :) I unchecked msn protection in AVG online shield and everything had been like a sunshine :D
At last a simple and working solution to a annoying problem. It worked great thanks.
solved my issues. Dam AVG..
thank you so much it works i was about to pelt my laptop thru the window if WLM wont stop bitching
thank you very much. I had the same problem.
I tried re-installing it :L
thanx man , the same problem solved here when i did waht you said , i think this happend with AVG only , than agine
Thank you for the info on AVG as I was constantly being signed out and now that has stopped. I have developed a new problem of people only seeing me as offline even though I am signed in. Can anyone help please? I really need my msn to talk to me family abroad. Tahnks
I also have this problem but I am running avast antivirus. I have done multiple clean installs, system restores, tried it wihout the firewall on and without any antivirus software, but I still get disconnected. The most annoying thing is it doesnt tell me I have disconnected, I have to change my status for it to realise its disconnected. Any help would be greatly appretiated.
Microsoft seriously needs to fix the new Windows Live Messenger 2011 so it can work under the AVG Protection properly without logging any of us off every damn minute. It would be nice to have the protection when you are using the messenger.
I have same problem but Kaspersky, any idea how to get WLM work with that? I just tried to remove "IM Anti-Virus" option, lets hope that works..
[edit: Just to let you know that now messenger haven't disconnected even once since I removed that IM Anti-Virus option, looks like that helps with Kaspersky.]
[edit2: Whole day without disconnecting now, seems like WLM 2011 + Kaspersky solution is to disable "IM Anti-Virus" from Kaspersky.]
Thanks for whoever tell the AVG is the one that create the problem :)
AVG Version 8.5 - look under Web Shield on the Overview page - then Instant Messaging and unselect MSN
You are a Gawd dude... thank you, thank you, thank you!
oh..did i thank you already?
Hello, my AVG does not have an online shield option just a Resident Sheild option.
My WLM 2011 is still not working. I have AVG 10.0
Can you help?
OMG! It works!!!!! Thanks!
Thank you so much,its been so frustrating as its the only way i get to talk to my mum and dad who live in Spain,now with your help we can talk for time......brilliant!!!!!
Thank you! It worked like magic...
WOW Thanks, I didnt even know AVG was behind this, and now its working fine.
i have avg 10.0.1204 and msn 2011 msn keeps signing me out dont know i am signed out til i change my status am really getting annoyed now have tried un-installing reinstalling but nothing seems to work help really needed
I dont have AVG, tried to download it, its says something about wrong package. Im sure I downloaded the real one
fantastic mate cheers......if ur ever in Scotland i will buy u a drink or two
WUU this is freakin awsome !! Thanks so much.. i used to get so fusterated and now you have the solution :D
hmmmm im having the same problem as some others as far as finding online sheild or web sheild,ive got resident shield on avg ,is this where i go and what do i do from there??..im also wondering if you guys disable the IM AntiVirus wont that allow viruses thru your msn??
thank you so much guys, i was gonna punch a dog and jump through a window and eat grass from cracking up! thank :)))))))))))
Thankyou so fucking much! (sorry to swear!) but i have been using ebuddy for the past year now because this kept happening to me! thank you thankyou thankyou!¬
thanks for this. microsoft is a piece of crap.
LOL thanks Hopefully this solves the issue I was getting pissy with MSN already.
I have been using WLM 2011 on internet ex 9 with the free version of AVG 2011. Every thing was working fine until last weekend when i updated the AVG before i scanned the computer and ever since then. When sign in to WLM it keeps signing me out within a few minutes! I have unstalled it many times and also installed WLM 9 a older version and it also does the same thing again in signing me out! Can some one help me PLEASE?
thanks sooo much it works perfectly fine!
at first i couldnt find instant messaging tab but then i clicked on web-shield and that was how i found instant messaging tab and i removed the tick in msn option. hope others can find this out!
thank you all for this, it has been driving me mad for days and now seems sorted xxxxxxxx
And I think that is the main reason behind this issue. When you are log in to two different places, be sure that you are both appearing available. Thanks for all the suggestions and please follow the question.
you great man
God! I love you! My MSN keeps on signing me out but now it doesnt! I will have to marry you!! :):) lol but really! Finally
Just found this thread after getting fed up with Messenger signing me out.... turning off the AVG IM protection worked like a charm (I had to exit Messenger after making the change to AVG though). Hope this helps!
Anyone got any suggestions for Avast users? I have tried what was suggested for AVG and it doesnt work. Still getting signed out after about 30 minutes.
Seems to have fixed my WLM sign out problem on my W7 with AVG 2011.
Thank you for the solution..
hi. im running on norton anti virus and msn keeps logging me out automatically this months and its irritating. anyone can help? :(
omg thanks a lot... you are a life saver ;)
I LOVE YOU OMG. IT WORKS!
Now what can I do for this problem? I have norton and im running vista home premium 32 bit