Windows Live Messenger 9 – Vista frame disable and AD-server block

Hide system frame

By default the system frame of messenger is shown in windows. To disable it do the following:

  1. Open regedit
  2. Navigate to:
    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Live\Messenger
  3. Create a new DWORD named: AeroWindowFrameEnabled
    1. Value = 0 frame is disabled
    2. Value = 1 frame is shown (default install)

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Disable Messenger AD-servers

Go to the host file and redirect the following URL to local host or nowhere:

0.0.0.0      rad.msn.com
127.0.0.1  global.msads.net
127.0.0.1  rss.video.msn.com
127.0.0.1  ads1.msn.com
127.0.0.1  rad.live.com
127.0.0.1  specials.uk.msn.com

Host file is located in: system32/drivers/etc

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