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i remember reading somewhere on the web log one day how to remove the ad things from the aim, but now i can't find it.... can anyone let me know what it is you're supposed to do, again? i'd really appreciate it!

thanx! :)

-- tiffany (, July 18, 2001


Oops! That is me.....

In your AIM directory (c:\program files\aim95\) or wherever you installed AIM to, delete the file "advert.ocm" then rename the file "admin.ocm" to "advert.ocm".

Thats all there is to it. :D

Good luck!

-- Judy (, July 19, 2001.

i did that actually and then, a week later, i tried to access my "edit preferences" to block someone and it sent a warning message that it needed to admin.ocm file to work aim. *shrug* dunno. i hadn't had trouble with it before that...

-- d (, July 22, 2001.

I don't even have that file. All I have is a folder for my screen name that has a folder called urlcache in it, without a file of that name in it. I have't used aim for very long though.

-- Kelly (, July 26, 2001.

Oh god. Please ignore that. It's early and for some reason I was looking in the windows folder. I knew that didn't make any sense.

-- kelly (, July 26, 2001.

I took a different approach. go into you hosts file on your machine and add "" that way when it loks for ads it goes to your computer. I found this site b/c i was trying to find out how to edit the advert.ocm file (then i could put my own pics in there :-)

-- Piper (, September 14, 2001.

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