How to block the Skype Ads

Since Microsoft took over Skype, only bad things are happening. Really, I hate Skype since they started to get their orders from Redmond. 🙁

Once of the nerving things are the ads.

Yes, these:




Here is how to get rid of it:

Open Control Panel, go to Network and Internet Options. If you’re in Win10, goto Settings -> Internet Options

It looks like this:

Then click on “Security” and select “Restricted Sites”:

Then click on “Sites” and you will see this window popping up. Add there this URL:


Close the window and restart Skype.


The ads are gooone!

PS: the arrow and the smiley are from me 😉


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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .
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