Archive for July, 2006

Getting Rid of Those Yahoo! Messenger Ads

July 31, 2006

From http://www.benh.org/techblog/2006/07/no-more-ads-in-yahoo-messenger.html :

WARNING!  THIS IS AN UNTESTED REGISTRY EDIT!  DO NOT ATTEMPT IF YOU ARE NON-TECHNICAL, AND/OR HAVE NOT BACKED UP YOUR REGISTRY!

If you have installed the newest Yahoo Messenger 7.5 or Yahoo Messenger 8.0 beta you’ll notice a very annoying animated ad at the bottom of the main window, webcam & chatroom. I’m sure it’s hard to resist to Yahoo’s update dialogs. Here is a howto tutorial to remove ads in Yahoo Messenger 7.5 and higher.

Save the below code with .reg extension and double click the file.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Yahoo\Pager\YUrl]
"Messenger Ad"="*"
"Webcam Upload Ad"="*"
"Webcam Viewer Ad"="*"
"Webcam Viewer Ad Bid"="*"
"Webcam Viewer Ad Medium"="*"
"Change Room Banner"="*"
"Conf Adurl"="*"
"Chat Adurl"="*"

or alternatively Open Regedit, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Yahoo\pager\YUrl and create a new string value named Messenger Ad that has the value * (an asterisk). Similarly create the following keys and assign ‘*’ as the value.

Webcam Upload Ad
Webcam Viewer Ad
Webcam Viewer Ad Big
Webcam Viewer Ad Medium
Change Room Banner
Conf Adurl
Chat Adurl

Now you will not see ads anymore in your yahoo messenger.. 🙂

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