hey, im having trouble uninstalling windows live messenger (msn)

i am trying to uninstall it so i can reinstall it, as it is starting to stuff up

but when i try to uninstall it my computer wont let me, it keeps saying that it cant uninstall because there are currently downloads happening.... i dont know why its not letting me

but has anyone had a similar experience and were able to fix it and eventually uninstall it?

if so, please help

1. unplug your ethernet cable
2. complete installation (in case of failure, skip to 2b)
3. ...
4. profit.

2b. get xp, because vista sucks ass
3b. ...
4b. profit greatly.