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Thread: Help with AIM ads?
01-23-06, 09:16 AM #1
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- Jul 2004
Help with AIM ads?
i cant take it anymore.
movies playing at 3:30am, songs, announcements.
crap popping up when youre trying to do other things.
its all got to end forever. no more ads on AIM, period.
i know it might be done, but how.
i had it stopped at one point but i cant remember how i did it.
a little help would win alot of appreciation.
01-23-06, 10:30 AM #2
you could try switching to a alternate AIM client such as GAIM or trillian. I use trillian and get 0 ads. Also you could get aim adhack I've never tried it but I know one of my friends did so I can't vouch for how well it works personally.
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01-23-06, 11:07 AM #3
01-23-06, 12:10 PM #4
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oh, yummy aim ad hack. oh so good!
01-23-06, 01:02 PM #5
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01-23-06, 01:06 PM #6
If you can figure out where the ads are loading from, you could pop it in a hosts file pointing to 127.0.0.1
I have aimtoday.aol.com pointed to the loopback address, but the page still tries to load (intensely annoying as it opens a new browser window)."allright, i am declaring myself a sovereign nation...." --orionlion82
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01-23-06, 01:41 PM #7
Theres something called viewpoint killer and I think it's the viewpoint player that allows those popups so that might be an option too if it works.I havn't tried it yet because I don't get those popups.
The reason I stick with aim is for the file transfer ease and everyone I know uses it hehe.
01-23-06, 02:14 PM #8
01-23-06, 02:34 PM #9
I would say use a different client, I use Trillian on windows and GAIM while in linux. Both are excellent and I love the multi protocal support of each."We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free."
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01-23-06, 02:53 PM #10
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The only problem with GAIM in windows is the troublesome file transfer support and picture sharing (I use it at work). But otherwise it does well. Of course I get rid of AIM ads two ways. First, I make sure to remove any and all traces of the damn viewpoint software. That should be deemed spy/adware. Second, I run a back level of AIM (so I can talk while away) and a copy of DeadAIM...