What is MessengerSkinner

MessengerSkinner or Messenger Skinner, is a rogue application software. It is touted to be an addon application to Windows Live Messenger, with which you can liven up your IM sessions. With MessengerSkinner you get of lots of cute emoticons, which make your IM conversation lively and much more meaningful.

However there is a darker side to it.

MessengerSkinner is actually an adware, which shows you a barrage of advertisements and you get annoyed with it. This is not the complete story.

MessengerSkinner can also download a copy of the Trojan SkinTrim, which has the potential of tearing apart your Internet Security.

Technical Details of Messenger Skinner

  • Full name: MessengerSkinner, Messenger Skinner
  • Date Appeared: Mar. 2008
  • Characteristic: Rogue application program
  • URL:

Do I need to remove MessengerSkinner

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How to Uninstall MessengerSkinner scam

The best way for the removal of Messenger Skinner is to install a good quality Anti-spyware Program and scan your system for any MessengerSkinner infections.

Automatic removal of MessengerSkinner is always good and complete as compared to any attempts to manually remove MessengerSkinner, which may sometime lead to erroneous results. If you are not completely aware of all the files and registry entries used by this rogue anti-spyware, then we do not recommend you to attempt for the manual removal of MessengerSkinner.

Instructions to get rid of MessengerSkinner

If you really want to remove the MessengerSkinner infection on your system manually then proceed as follows.

Step 1: Kill the MessengerSkinner ProcessesLearn how to do that

%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Step 2: Remove MessengerSkinner files, folders and all associated MessengerSkinner DLL files:Learn how to do that


%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].dat
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]_nav.dat
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]_navps.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MessengerSkinner\MessengerSkinner.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MessengerSkinner\Privacy Policy.url
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MessengerSkinner\Terms and Conditions.url
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MessengerSkinner\Uninstall.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MessengerSkinner\Website.url


Step 3: Uninstall MessengerSkinner registry entries: Learn how to do that

%UserProfile%\Application Data\MessengerSkinner

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