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Pesky Ads Got You Down? Quick Simple Hack To Block Ads On The New Skype.

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Today I opened my Skype and got a ton of “One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed” error constantly when I was trying to chat with a friend in Skype.
Turns out, skype uses components of IE when displaying ads in Skype. (Which is very scary considering the recent 0day).

I was poking around in process monitor trying to figure out how the hell I can block ads on Skype when I took a more simple approach using Windows Firewall.
I simply created an outbound rule that blocks 443 and check marked the box for only a specific program. I used the skype.exe from C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhoneSkype.exe, restarted skype, and BAM. no more ads.

[SOURCE](http://www.reddit.com/r/hacking/comments/24xb54/quick_simple_hack_to_block_ads_on_the_new_skype/)

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