Removing Skype's ads was the first thing we started searching for when Microsoft launched it's lovely targeted ads and flushed our favorite IM client with annoying banners.
There are many ways to distract, block or filter Skype's ads, but I found one that i particularly easy and provides some more functionality to the case.
Skype Utility Project
The Skype Utility Project is a plugin for Skype for Windows Desktop, adding some useful functionality the original developers were too lazy to implement.
Blocking Advertisements with SUP
- Install SUP
- Go to Skype » Tools » Advanced [SUP] » Layout and click on Hide Ads
SUP provides really nice additional functions that you might find useful. Go ahead and try them