ICQ Banner Issue

ICQ is the most popular instant message program and rightfully so. Many consider it one of the last forts against the Microsoft onslaught (MSN Messenger).

In the more recent version the developers have incorporated a banner at the bottom of the chat window and a pop up when you first launch the program. These banners probably help support the ICQ network so we advise anyone who can afford the bandwidth and the, tacky banner aesthetics, to stop reading.

If you find however, that the banner and pop up slow you down here is a simple fix.

Find the following .dll files in your ICQ directory and rename them to .bak:

icqateima32.dll becomes icqateima32.bak
icqateimg32.dll becomes icqateimg32.bak
icqateres.dll becomes icqateres.bak

These changes should stop the banner and pop up from appearing.

NOTE* IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT WHAT YOU READ ABOVE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE ANY CHANGES

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ICQ Banner Issue

In actual fact this will not stop the banners, as ICQ will download the Dlls again, and you will be faced with the banners again.To completely get rid of them and to never see them again you have to do the following...run regedit and find HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMirabilisICQDefaultPrefs ; find "Auto Update" a set its status from Yes to Nofrom ICQ directory (implicitly C:Program FilesICQ) delete files: icqateima32.dll, icqateimg32.dll, icqateres.dllthe latest step is to replace ICQCore.dll with ICQCore.zip from [url removed] way it will never try and download ANY extra DLL's again.

ICQ Banner Issue

Hi my name is Bobby - Jay and I have a brother who already has ICQ. He won't lend it too me and I really want it. So is it possible that I have my own ICQ and my brother would hve his?

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