In today’s article I will show you how to disable the annoying ads that appear on Skype, in the bottom of the contact list, chat window, or when making a video call.
Skype ads fall into two categories. First category and most easy to disable: the promotions that appear on the bottom of the contact list. The Skype tips that help you learn how to use the program also show up in this area. The second category are the ads that appear in the chat window or when you make a video call.
The ads from the contact list
As I said above, the first category of advertising is the most easy to disable. All you have to do is go to the Tools menu in the Skype window and click on Options… . In the Options window that appears, click the Notification Settings tab on the left, then click Alert & Messages and uncheck Help and Skype tips and Promotions, and after that, click Save.
The ads from the chat and video window
To disable the ads in the chat and video windows, you must open Control Panel and go to the Network and Internet section, then click Internet Options. In the window that appears, go to the Security tab and then click on Restricted Sites. Here, you click on the Sites button and add https://apps.skype.com/ in the restricted sites list. Now close Internet Options and restart Skype.
You can also open Internet Options from Internet Explorer, by clicking the settings wheel from the right side of the browser.
I don’t know how long this option will work. I assume that Microsoft will fix this hack pretty soon. Until then, I hope this tutorial is helpful and I’ll see you in the comments section below.