If you are annoyed by Skype ads during the chat or during a call, there is a brilliant solution for you. It does not require files to be patched or modification of the operating system or even administrator rights. We can disable ads with a simple and native way. Let's discover the trick!
Skype 6 shows ads based on the language of the user interface you use. Let's 'fool' it with some custom language so Skype will not be able to to find ads for it. Follow these simple steps to get rid of ads:
- Open Skype's main window and select Tools -> Change Language -> Edit Skype Language File
- The Language file editor window will appear on the screen:
Click the 'Save as...' button here and save the current language into any file on your hard drive, for example, C:\My Folder\My Skype Language.lang.
You need not change anything in the language strings.
- Open the Skype Language file editor once again and click the "Load" button:
Browse for the file which you have created in the previous step and click "Apply".
That's it! Restart Skype and forget about ads.
This trick has been successfully tested for all 6.x versions of Skype including the current one, 6.10. Please let us know if it works for you or not.
Update: The most recent version of Skype prevents this trick from working. See this article instead for a different method.