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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!
-- tiffany (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
-- Judy (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 26, 2001.
I took a different approach. go into you hosts file on your machine and add "127.0.0.1 ads.web.aol.com" 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 (email@example.com), September 14, 2001.