Removing the advertisement from Windows Live Messenger...

Since starting work at the new company, I have had to install Windows Live Messenger, so as to communicate with my colleagues.

One of the silliness of Windows Live Messenger is the advertisement window / pane that keeps showing distracting advertisements... And... off I go to find out the name of the window so that I can hide it.

Using  Winspector, I eventually found that the class name of the window is MacromediaFlashPlayerActiveX. And beside it, is the window caption that shows "http://rad.msn.com"... So, I fired up Turbo Delphi (which I had installed on my work laptop)... and started to think about writing an app to automatically hide that irritating advertisement window.

Then I thought of a simpler solution... Pointing rad.msn.com to a site that doesn't respond.. And so, I edited the hosts file and now... no more distracting advertisements! :o)

 

Published Thu, 26 Jun 2008 @ 10:19 AM by chuacw

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# re: Removing the advertisement from Windows Live Messenger...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 3:53 PM by Ma Ka Kin

I always use a patch by http://www.mess.be called called Mess Patch. It has more options than just removing the ad, so I have my own little Windows Live Messenger Light.

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