Thursday, June 5, 2014

YSK how to Block Skype Ads

I rarely use Skype, and by “rarely”, I mean “never”. But a lot of people do, and when I was looking something about some ads, I instantly saw them:


There are two kind of ads; the first one are promotions and “help improving” ads, the second are the ones like the one above. Here’s how to block/disable both.

For the first one Tools > Options > Notifications > Alerts & Messages. Disable both options.


The second type of ads, these are the intrusive one. Go to the popular folder


Open the “hosts” file with the notepad and add the following lines: live.rads.msn.com ads1.msn.com static.2mdn.net g.msn.com a.ads2.msads.net b.ads2.msads.net ad.doubleclick.net ac3.msn.com rad.msn.com msntest.serving-sys.com bs.serving-sys.com flex.msn.com ec.atdmt.com cdn.atdmt.com db3aqu.atdmt.com cds26.ams9.msecn.net sO.2mdn.net aka-cdn-ns.adtech.de secure.flashtalking.com adnexus.net adnxs.com *.rad.msn.com *.msads.net *.msecn.net

Save the file... you need to have admin privileges, FYI.

Restart your Skype. Now ads should no longer be an issue for you.

Source | Avangardo

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