As an IT administrator, you may be tasked with disabling ads in Skype. Doing so is important, especially if your organization’s employees are using the application for business purposes. Disabling ads in Skype is a relatively straightforward process, but it may require a bit of time and effort.
First and foremost, it is important to understand that Skype has both free and paid versions. The free version of Skype displays ads, while the paid version does not. If you are looking to completely eliminate ads from Skype, then you will need to purchase the paid version of the application.
If you are unable to purchase the paid version of Skype for your organization, then you will need to take additional steps to disable the ads. The best way to do this is to edit the registry settings for Skype. To do this, you will first need to open the registry editor. To do this, press the Windows key + R and type \regedit\ and hit enter. Once the registry editor is open, navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Office\\15.0\\Common\\SignIn.
Once you have navigated to the above key, right-click on the \SignIn\ key and select \New > DWORD (32-bit) Value\. Name this new value \DisableAds\. Then, double click the new value, select \Decimal\, and enter \1\ as the \Value Data\. This will disable the ads in Skype.
Another way to disable the ads in Skype is to use a third-party tool such as AdFender. AdFender is a free application that can be used to block ads in many different applications, including Skype. To use AdFender, simply download and install the application, and then configure it to block ads in Skype.
Finally, if you want to completely disable ads in Skype, you can do so by disabling the Microsoft Advertising SDK from within Skype’s settings. To do this, open Skype, click on the “Tools” menu, and then select “Options”. Once the Options window is open, select “Advanced”, and then uncheck the box next to “Enable Microsoft Advertising SDK”. This will disable the ads in Skype.
In conclusion, disabling ads in Skype is a relatively straightforward process, but it may require a bit of time and effort. You can either purchase the paid version of Skype to completely eliminate the ads, or you can edit the registry settings, use a third-party tool, or disable the Microsoft Advertising SDK from within Skype’s settings. All of these methods should effectively disable the ads in Skype, but it is important to remember that some of them may require a bit of time and effort to set up.