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Remove the Yahoo! Messenger Insider Popup Window

Those of you who use Yahoo Messenger must have come across the Yahoo! Messenger Insider popup (image below) when you login.
Some may find it annoying (I find it very annoying), while some of you may find it useful.
Dear Readers, Yahoo Messenger Insider can be disabled in a few easy steps.


To get rid of this popup screen:
1. Login using the Yahoo messenger.
2. Go to Messenger >> Preferences.
3. The Yahoo messenger preferences window appears (image below).
Now, select the General category and uncheck Show Yahoo! Messenger Insider in the When I sign in to Yahoo! Messenger section.


The popup won't appear the next time you sign in to Yahoo messenger.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Thursday, March 01, 2007


36 Comments:

Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 8, 2007 at 12:56 PM  
Thank you SO much. You have saved me countless hours of annoyance. Bless you.
Major Ditto's -- I hate it when an upgrade gives you this type of grief
Major ditto's -- I hate it when an upgrade ads a popup etc.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 2, 2007 at 1:42 PM  
thank you !!!!!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on January 10, 2008 at 6:06 PM  
THANK YOU!! it totally slows down my computer when the stupid thing comes up now it can go FAST! yes!!! BLESS YOU!
Thank you very much dear; this pop-up thing nearly got me kicking yahoo messenger outta my system... you such a darling...
Comment by Anonymous KcL on June 13, 2008 at 7:28 AM  
Thx!
That yahoo insider is wasting memory, wasting cpu, and wasting time..!!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on June 30, 2008 at 3:53 PM  
Thanks for the very useful tip!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 10, 2008 at 6:36 PM  
Thank you. I have been looking for a way to rid my puter of Yahoo Insider. I look forward to your emailings.

JozJag
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Message Insider pop-up window is one of those annoying intrusions that we can do without. I find Yahoo is particularly sneaky in loading itself into places in my computer where it is not welcome.

(If it wasn't for the fact that YM is the best way for me to communicate with my son in Iraq I would have nothing to do with Yahoo because of these practices.)
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 22, 2008 at 11:32 PM  
Thanks for the tip,, I am looking for quick connection to down load my mails
Thank you so much.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on January 16, 2009 at 11:25 PM  
Thank You! I looked everywhere to turn this annoying pop-up off, and totally missed it in the General tab.

Thanks, it was annoying me to death.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 6, 2009 at 2:12 AM  
tysm i agree it was annoying & your step by step was a breeze
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 23, 2009 at 10:37 PM  
please remove the popup yahoo messenger window. Do not need it and nver will, it is so annoying constantly opening. I do not need or want it to appear on my screen again
Comment by Anonymous pu1u on March 9, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
nice :) Thank you...
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 19, 2009 at 10:05 PM  
sorry.how can i remove the yahoo messenger insider?
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on May 10, 2009 at 5:38 PM  
thank you dude!
thanks for the info posted. cheers...
Aargh! Yahoo sent me an upgrade and it came back! The nerve of Yahoo to override previously established preferences...I think I'm going to say Bye Bye Yahoo!
Comment by Anonymous Rose on July 27, 2009 at 7:35 AM  
Thank you!
Comment by Anonymous Shanx on August 21, 2009 at 10:17 AM  
Thanx You very much......................:)
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 7, 2009 at 4:07 AM  
Good job, thank you so much!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on January 24, 2010 at 6:32 AM  
THANKS!
yahoo messenger insider SUCKS!!!! :S
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on May 9, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
THANK YOU! That has been getting on my nerves since it first started.
This was driving me nuts. You solution was simple and effective. Thanks
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 27, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Who made that yahoo insider thing.. Lets tell yahoo to remove it totally. Its so stupid Pop up..
nice, thank you
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 12, 2011 at 9:47 PM  
Companies like Yahoo cheapen themselves by using these kinds of tactics. Adobe has gone this cheap route too by now trying to bundle McCrappy AV trialware with downloads of Adobe Reader & Adobe Flash player. And the Shockwave player install tries to install trialware of Symantec AV.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 15, 2011 at 11:49 PM  
When i sign into my yahoo mail account i get an

YAHOO insider MEssage, telling me to choose between remaining US or changing to CANADA


i cant proceed with either option, it just reboots the same insider page when i choose either option
. stopping me from checking my emails.

any ideas?
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 7, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Thank you!...I hate all the CRAP that Yahoo is constantly coming up with to "make things better"....why don't they have you select the crap IF you want it instead of having to constantly find ways to get RID of their annoying junk?
Thanks Dude so helpful quick & painless!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 11, 2012 at 2:51 AM  
thank you very much.. i HATED that window..... i picked your link over yahoo's link to remove it too, cause i don't trust them.... Thanks for thinking of helping others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 17, 2013 at 5:33 AM  
Even though you uncheck show yahoo insider it still LOADS! With a slow 128 bps connection it is just one more reason to not use Yahoo messenger.
Comment by Anonymous Bundoker on March 4, 2013 at 10:14 AM  
I was looking for a way to remove or move Yahoo's purple pop-up rectangle that appears over my sign-in button ... maybe Yahoo should do it ... and for everyone.
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While at it maybe a non-blurry curved robot test and more clear vocal recitation would help fossils like me.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 2, 2013 at 4:01 AM  
I closed my Yahoo account due to being hacked twice. I still keep getting an annoying pop-up from Yahoo asking for my password and don;t know how to get rid of it. I have Macbook Pro. Thanks for any help.