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Epsilon

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My windows live messenger is posting double two ad boxes when normally there is only one at the very bottom. It puts one where it should be on the application window, and one on my other screen (I have two screens setup on my computer). This started occuring after i updated the adobe flash player i think and I also have a picture attatched to explain myself a little more i tryed updating the adobe flash player to a newer release from one up from what it was and it is still occuring. This is a little bit troublesome because I keep my msn window on the other screen while i'm gaming and when the ad pops up it overlaps my games haha. Any help is appreciated thanks.msnissue1.jpg

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I also tryed moving the application to the other screen where the other ad is showing up and it still appears in the exact same place.

Edited by Epsilon, 23 June 2011 - 09:06 PM.

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I was having this issue as well, went so far as to reinstall flash and update msn assuming it had to be something with that.
Not sure whats causing it but heres what i did to fix it.

I went into the Host file which can be found at C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
and added the below to the bottom of it. This seems to have redirected all of msn's add servers so i don't have the flipping adds at the bottom of the msn window. It just says windows live messenger. Because it's not flipping adds the pop up doesn't occur any longer.

This will block all msn add servers just a heads up so if you like that stuff this isn't the fix for you. But it does seem to have solved the annoyance.

127.0.0.1 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
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Right on thanks, this works for me. It only has a solid picture of "Windows Live Messenger" at the bottom now no ad's coming on either side thanks again.
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