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user95912
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Thank you very much for the daily pop-up of Ad..... I'll uninstall is right now !
12-18-2012 10:07 PM
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RE: Ads
It is quite easy to disable the ads, and I'll be honest, I did it with no regrets: it's a VERY subtle way to embed ads in your software. As a developer myself, I think the end-user HAS to be alerted that he will be receiving ads messages, and he should also be able to choose not to receive them.

Just open up the file MsgPlusForSkypeService.exe located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Yuna Software\Messenger Plus! for Skype (or wherever you've installed it) with a hex editor, search for the following sequences of bytes:

(You might have to kill the process in task manager if it's running)

Search:
69 00 65 00 78 00 70 00 6C 00 6F 00 72 00 65 00
Replace with:
61 00 73 00 64 00 66 00 67 00 68 00 6A 00 6B 00

Search:
66 00 69 00 72 00 65 00 66 00 6F 00 78 00
Replace with: 6A 00

Search:
63 00 68 00 72 00 6F 00 6D 00 65 00
Replace with:
61 00 73 00 64 00 66 00 67 00 68 00

After replacing, save the file and run it again. No more ads, yay!
12-19-2012 10:26 PM
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Telefonkiosken
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RE: Ads
Seems like Skype+ have become adware. It's been reported to Spybot and  Malwarebytes, so hopefully it will be included in antimalware lists soon.

To read more, see: http://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/14n3...popups_once_a_day/

I would recommend uninstalling the software until more information is available.
12-24-2012 02:36 PM
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RE: Ads
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Originally posted by Telefonkiosken
Seems like Skype+ have become adware. It's been reported to Spybot and  Malwarebytes, so hopefully it will be included in antimalware lists soon.

To read more, see: http://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/14n3...popups_once_a_day/

I would recommend uninstalling the software until more information is available.

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Read things before installing...

Hmmm, just read the Reddit thread and would like to get more information...

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This post was edited on 12-25-2012 at 08:52 PM by Spunky.
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12-25-2012 08:36 PM
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RE: Ads
Spunky, I take great care when installing software and I'm more than sure I did NOT leave any sponsor installation option checked.
It's written right there in the service executable, every time it attempts to search for an update it just launches the advertisement site on any open browser (IE, Firefox or Chrome).
12-28-2012 11:27 PM
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