How to remove ads on Skype?

Don’t you just hate those ads on skype? I do!

I’ve noticed those annoying ads when I updated my Skype to version 7.x

Below are steps on how to remove the ads(Windows ONLY).

Credits to Reddit user N19h7m4r3

For Skype v6.x

  • Open Internet Explorer, yes IE! The big blue letter E.
  • On the menu select Tools -> Internet Options. (Press Alt + T if you can’t find the menu)
  • Select Security tab, then Restricted sites
  • Click the Sites button and type in the text box, then click Add
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Internet Options
  • Restart Skype for the changes to take effect.

For Skype v7.x

  • Make sure you have the latest version of Skype, once finished updating,exit Skype.
  • Open and edit config.xml, you can it inside this directory; C:\users\[your user name]\App Data\Roaming\Skype\[your Skype username]
  • Look for the line that says <AdvertPlaceholder> and delete that entire line.
  • Set the config.xml file as read-only by right-clicking the file and choosing Properties and Check the box next to Read-only and click OK.

That’s it! Now enjoy your Skype without those annoying ads.