Don't know if this is a repost but I figured I would pass this along to those of you who still use AIM. I personally use Trillian Pro as my IM program but because it doesn't allow file transfer/direct connect most of the time I use AIM for that purpose alone. Basically this program cleans up AIM, getting rid of all the spyware and extra programs that come along with AIM that you don't need along with getting rid of all the ads. It just doesn't hide them like DeadAIM is actually deletes them completely and doesn't allow them to re-install. http://aftermath.dyndns.org:8888/~aimadhack/ Also make sure and un-install your current version of AIM because the program installs the correct version for you.