Turn Off / Remove Ads in Skype's Chat Window On a Windows OS

by Oliver 19. August 2014 21:37

I've got quite annoyed by seeing the same ad in my Skype chat window and today I simply had enough of it. Going to Google lead me to this Youtube video which shows how to block ads in Skype by denying access to https://apps.skype.com/ in Internet Explorer. Here's a screen shot, just follow the steps below and you're done:

  1. Open Internet Options
  2. Switch to the Security tab
  3. Select Restricted Sites
  4. Click the Sites button
  5. Type https://apps.skype.com/ into the text box
  6. Click Add
  7. Click Close
  8. Click OK

For those changes to take effect in Skype you need to leave your chat window e.g. by clicking on your profile in the upper left corner. Now, when you open a chat window no ads will show.


There are other ways to stop Skype from showing ads, and here's a really thorough post on that topic.

Happy Skype'ing!

Comments (2) -

Andrej Germany
8/20/2014 10:31:26 AM #

Very nice - those skype ads have been annoying me for quite some time. Thanks Smile


azhar ali buttar
azhar ali buttar United States
8/21/2015 9:02:31 AM #

I successfully removed ads from Skype. There are two things to do, one is to block a URL and other is to change in the config file. I followed this URL:


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