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Chapter 7. Im Annoyances > AOL INSTANT MESSENGER (AIM)

AOL INSTANT MESSENGER (AIM)

KISS OFF AIM ADS

The Annoyance:

Those ads at the top of AIM are about to drive me around the bend. I do not want to search for homes for sale; I'm perfectly happy where I live. Isn't there some way to turn them off?

The Fix:

There are a lot of free and commercial AIM ad-blockers out there, but the very best in my opinion is DeadAIM, available from http://www.jdennis.net. True, you'll have to pay $5 for it via PayPal, but this nifty little utility goes well beyond just blocking ads. With AIM, it's generally all or nothing—block all ads, or block none. With DeadAIM, however, you can let some through and not others, log everything from chats to events to sounds, customize your Buddy List, and more. You can even change the way AIM looks, turning it transparent by varying degrees so you can see right through it. Alternatively, if you're a real cheapskate, you can get the free AIM Ad Remover from http://www.necrocosm.com.


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