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Disable and Remove Yahoo! Messenger 9 Ads


emot_hmm Yahoo! Messenger – Instant messaging allows you to quickly exchange messages with your online friends. Unlike e-mail, instant messages appear as soon they`re sent. Other features include voice chat, file transfer, mail and stock quote alerts, sports scores, news, and much more. After installing Yahoo messenger 9 You might be getting annoyed by the ads in the bottom . So how to remove these annoying ads on the bottom of Yahoo! Messenger 9 window.The banner ad and text ad units can be disabled or turned off by using a simple registry hack similar to trick used to remove ads on Yahoo Messenger 8 and version 7. Yahoo is starting to be a lot like Microsoft with their messenger. To remove and disable ads display on Yahoo Messenger 9, follow the trick below:


  1. Run Registry Editor (regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Yahoo\pager\Locale
  3. In the right pane, locate a value named Enable Messenger Ad with default value as 1. Set the value to 0.
  4. Restart Yahoo! Messenger 9.0.

Restart Messenger and Enjoy Ads free Environment O_O


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  1. Tanteisoft November 6, 2010 Reply

    Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\

    Open file hosts, and add this line insider.msg.yahoo.com

    OK, the ads will not sown.

    Thanks to Bayou 😉

  2. Bayou November 19, 2009 Reply

    Go to C:\Windows\System32\erivres\etc

    Open file hosts, and add this line insider.msg.yahoo.com

    OK, the ads will not sown.

  3. peter August 5, 2009 Reply

    Rats!, did not work for me either using YIM
    those things are soooo awful. They should be ashamed.

  4. guest June 16, 2009 Reply

    Works perfectly, thanks.

  5. celia May 29, 2009 Reply

    Did not work for me either.
    I am using the latest messenger. Most likely yahoo found this fix and made it where it won’t work. Hopefully someone will find another way soon.

  6. Win May 23, 2009 Reply


    Try this, This is the best thing you can get ever.



  7. Dev April 15, 2009 Reply

    It did not work for me on Yahoo Messenger
    I still got those annoying ads.

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