how to get rid of skype ad

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  1. netant

    netant MDL Novice

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    #1 netant, Mar 6, 2014
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    i normally never kept Skype in auto-update mode but it happen last week when even the function of auto-update is disabled skype was updated to version 6.11 saying they are improving the user experience and started displaying ads all aver place .... GTFO M$$$ !!

    can anyone help with an old version suggestion which don't display ads on them ?
    tried to edit host-file but doesn't seems to of much help.

    any other suggestion are welcome. thanks in advance.

    OS:win7 x64

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    Solution: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...id-of-skype-ad?p=889594&viewfull=1#post889594
     
  2. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    An older version and only this one, that works on win7 x86 and x64 without any problem is v3.2.0.175
     
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  3. netant

    netant MDL Novice

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    thanks will try this version and update this thread...
     
  4. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    Believe me, I have tried all of them. You may have to restart pc and disable firewall cause it will fail at logging in user, but after few times it will connect. Been there done that, lol
     
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    How to get rid of Skype ads? Get premium :haha:
     
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    #7 spkleader, Mar 7, 2014
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    Plain and short:

    goto Windows\System32\drivers\etc, edit file hosts, add 127.0.0.1 rad.msn.com, save and restart skype, adds gone. :crystal:

    Works with latest version (atm) of skype desktop (6.14.0.104) on windows 8.1
     
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  8. CreepyDude

    CreepyDude MDL Novice

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    Works just fine right now. Didn't even have to restart skype.
     
  9. netant

    netant MDL Novice

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    #10 netant, Mar 13, 2014
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    nah, its not worth the money as per my usage. :)


    Update form my side, i have uninstalled it complete, including registry entries and installed version 5.5. ads were gone.
    After using the new UI, this seems little odd, but i can live with this.
    I am also planing to follow the advice @spkleader provided, and try updating to latest version , will see and update this thread :)

    Thanks all.
     
  10. Rosa Green

    Rosa Green MDL Novice

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    So, what's the result? Have you succeeded getting rid of those ads?
     
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  14. netant

    netant MDL Novice

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    Update: April 2017
    this method doesn't work anymore !
     
  15. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    None of the methods, described here, does not work and has not never worked.
    But I have quite another question - why you should install a version which has the annexes and the ads and then want to begin to block them?
    After all, if there is version without no ads and no automatic updates. So why not install it?
     
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  17. netant

    netant MDL Novice

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    #20 netant, Apr 27, 2017
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