Cool trick for blocking ads in Windows Live Messenger

I was offended by an ad I saw on Windows Live Messenger when I logged in to my computer at work this morning. I tried to uninstall it and use the plain-old Windows Messenger that comes with Windows, but that wouldn’t connect to my Yahoo! contacts (which all of my coworkers are on).

But then I found this blog entry on Ugly Chickens about how to block those ads with your Hosts file!

[UPDATE: Looks like this technique works for YIM as well!]


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