Any way of getting rid of the Advertising on the bottom of Messenger?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Will, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Will

    Will Guest

    When I click "Open Messenger" on the Sys Tray icon I get the Messenger
    window showing my status and other things. But on the bottom there are
    irritating ads that are constantly changing. Is there any setting or app
    that can get rid of these ads? Of course I can close the window but
    sometimes I need it open. It would be nice to do away with those ads. Any
    ideas?
     
    Will, Apr 28, 2009
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. Greetings Will,

    The ads pay for the service and aren't that intrusive, so I'd encourage you to leave them
    alone.

    However, since it's going to be mentioned anyway, you can remove the ads using A-Patch or
    Mess Patch which will patch them out of the client. Also, there's other options if you don't
    want to patch your client, like using a hosts file to block rad.msn.com or Messenger Plus!
    skins.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --

    "Will" <reply_to_group@thanks> wrote in message news:...
    > When I click "Open Messenger" on the Sys Tray icon I get the Messenger window showing my
    > status and other things. But on the bottom there are irritating ads that are constantly
    > changing. Is there any setting or app that can get rid of these ads? Of course I can
    > close the window but sometimes I need it open. It would be nice to do away with those ads.
    > Any ideas?
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Apr 28, 2009
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. I don't see the need for the ads. Microsoft has enough money

    "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Greetings Will,
    >
    > The ads pay for the service and aren't that intrusive, so I'd encourage
    > you to leave them alone.
    >
    > However, since it's going to be mentioned anyway, you can remove the ads
    > using A-Patch or Mess Patch which will patch them out of the client.
    > Also, there's other options if you don't want to patch your client, like
    > using a hosts file to block rad.msn.com or Messenger Plus! skins.
    >
    > --
    > Jonathan Kay
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    > MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    > MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    > Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    > (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature
    > or citation
    > --
    >
    > "Will" <reply_to_group@thanks> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> When I click "Open Messenger" on the Sys Tray icon I get the Messenger
    >> window showing my status and other things. But on the bottom there are
    >> irritating ads that are constantly changing. Is there any setting or app
    >> that can get rid of these ads? Of course I can close the window but
    >> sometimes I need it open. It would be nice to do away with those ads.
    >> Any ideas?

    >
    >
     
    Chris-Gonzales, May 3, 2009
    #3
  4. Will

    Swifty Guest

    Chris-Gonzales wrote:
    > I don't see the need for the ads. Microsoft has enough money


    I'm looking forward to truly accurate targeted advertising. Then they'll
    realise that I'm the sort of person who is *less* likely to buy a
    product which has been actively advertised to me. I prefer to do my own
    product research, and purchase on the basis of my own decisions. I'll be
    advertisement free from then onwards!

    --
    Steve Swift
    http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
    http://www.ringers.org.uk
     
    Swifty, May 4, 2009
    #4
  5. Brain scan with every install ;)

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --

    "Swifty" <> wrote in message
    news:#...
    > Chris-Gonzales wrote:
    >> I don't see the need for the ads. Microsoft has enough money

    >
    > I'm looking forward to truly accurate targeted advertising. Then they'll realise that I'm
    > the sort of person who is *less* likely to buy a product which has been actively advertised
    > to me. I prefer to do my own product research, and purchase on the basis of my own
    > decisions. I'll be advertisement free from then onwards!
    >
    > --
    > Steve Swift
    > http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
    > http://www.ringers.org.uk
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], May 8, 2009
    #5
    1. Advertising

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