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
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  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.

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    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
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Apr 28, 2009
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  3. I don't see the need for the ads. Microsoft has enough money
     
    Chris-Gonzales, May 3, 2009
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  4. Will

    Swifty Guest

    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!
     
    Swifty, May 4, 2009
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  5. Brain scan with every install ;)

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    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
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    Jonathan Kay [MVP], May 8, 2009
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